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Bugatti Veyron Costantini revealed


As sure as night follows day, Bugatti will continue to march out special editions of the Veyron Grand Sport until it reaches its 150-unit planned production run.

The latest example -- the Meo Costantini edition -- gets an official unveiling at the Dubai motor show this week. The Costantini edition pays tribute to its legendary Bugatti race driver namesake, and is the latest of six Les Légendes de Bugatti models commemorating the brand’s history.

We’ve already seen the Jean-Pierre Wimille edition at Pebble Beach this year, the Jean Bugatti edition at Frankfurt, and the Rembrandt Bugatti edition expected soon, but the Costantini edition is in honour of the race driver that won the Targa Florio twice in the Bugatti Type 35 before managing the French brand’s factory team. 

Like the other Les Légendes models, the Costantini edition is based on the 408.84km/h open-roof record-holding Grand Sport Vitesse, with an 895kW/1500Nm 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine and 0-100km/h capability of 2.6 seconds.

Specific to the Costantini-edition is its French Racing Blue carbon fibre bodywork, offset by clear-coated polished aluminium, with the Targa Florio route emblazoned on the rear wing’s underside and between the seats inside.

Costantini’s signature features on the fuel cap and seat headrests, among cognac and dark blue leather interior trim with silhouettes of the Type 35 racer laser-etched into the door trims. If this combination tickles your fancy, you’ll be one of three owners to take home a Costantini edition, and be willing to part with €2.09 million ($2.96 million) for the privilege.

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