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400th Bugatti Veyron Sold Is A Legend 'Jean-Pierre Wimille' Grand Sport Vitesse


Not many automakers would consider 400 sales over eight years something to celebrate, but Bugatti isn't most automakers.

Bugatti recently sold its 400th Veyron. With production limited to just 450 units overall, that means only 50 more cars will be sold before this supercar legend leaves showrooms for good.

The milestone car was a Legend 'Jean-Pierre Wimille' Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. That means it's a roofless car (Grand Sport) with high-speed modifications taken from the hardtop Veyron Super Sport (Vitesse). It's also part of Bugatti's "Legend" series of special editions that honor notable people from the company's past.

This car was one of three created as a tribute to Jean-Pierre Wimille, who helped achieve Bugatti's two victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 and 1939. The special-edition model is inspired by the 57G Tank he co-drove with Robert Benoist in 1937. It wears French Racing Blue paint, which contrasts nicely with exposed, blue-tinted carbon fiber.

The 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 remains unchanged, producing 1,184 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. It can propel the Grand Sport Vitesse from 0 to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds, and on to a limited top speed of 233 mph. However, the Vitesse can actually reach 254 mph with the limited disengaged.

The Legend 'Jean-Pierre Wimille' is one of six Legend edition Veyrons Bugatti plans to roll out over the next year. All will be based on the Grand Sport, as Bugatti has already sold out its planned run of 300 Veyron coupes, including the record-holding Super Sport.

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