Image credits: © Bugatti.

2013 Bugatti Veyron Meo Costantini news, pictures, specifications, and information

Dubai International Motor Show 2013: World premiere of the Bugatti Legend 'Meo Costantini'

• The third model in the six-part edition 'Les Legendes de Bugatti¨ is dedicated to Meo Costantini, a close friend of company founder Ettore Bugatti and two-time winner of the Targa Florio

• Elaborate laser engravings in the interior illustrate the world of motorsports in the 1920s

• Legend Edition is reminiscent of the Bugatti Type 35, one of the most successful racing cars of all time


Bugatti presented the third model in its six-part edition 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show. This Legend car, which like all cars in the series is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, pays homage to Meo Costantini. Costantini was a close friend of the company's founder, Ettore Bugatti. He was the head of Bugatti's factory race team for many years and was also a driver, winning the Targa Florio two times in the Bugatti Type 35, one of the most successful racing cars of all time.

The car is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Its 8-liter W16 engine achieves an unparalleled torque of 1,500 Nm from 1,200 hp at 3,000-5,000 rpm, and can accelerate from 0-100 km (0-62 mph) in 2.6 seconds. The Vitesse was driven to a top speed of 408.84 km (253 MPH) wîth the roof down in April 2013, making it the fastest production roadster ever built. The Legend Edition 'Meo Costantini' is priced at €2.09 million, excluding taxes and transport. As wîth all Bugatti Legend cars, the production run is limited to only three vehicles.

Exterior

The body of the Vitesse Legend 'Meo Costantini' is primarily constructed of carbon fiber. The wings, doors, the parts behind the doors, the 'medaillons' (French) and corners of the front bumper are rendered in aluminium. The blue paintwork on the carbon fiber parts references France's classic motor sport color, as well as the Type 35. The new paint color 'Bugatti Dark Blue Sport' has been specially developed for the vehicle. The aluminium parts are hand-polished and coated wîth clear lacquer. Bugatti is the only production manufacturer to offer polished clear-coated aluminium bodywork. Another special feature of this car is that individual parts have two different paint finishes. This requires great skill, and is particularly impressive to see on the wings, which are finished in both clear lacquer and blue paint.

As a reference to Costantini's victory at Targa Florio, the silhouette of the historic race course is painted on the underside of the rear wing (air-brake) in 'Bugatti Dark Blue Sport.' Another feature that pays tribute to the illustrious racing driver is his signature, which is laser-engraved into the aluminium tank and oil caps and painted in silver.

Interior

The interior of the Legend Vitesse 'Meo Costantini' is completely upholstered in leather. The roof, footwell, center sections of the seats and rear wall are all in the color 'Gaucho', a sophisticated cognac tone. The seat's side cushions, arm rests, extended center console, door panels, dash panel, instrument panel and §teering wheel are all trimmed in dark blue leather in the 'Lake Blue' color. The decorative stitching in contrasting light blue ('Bugatti Light Blue Sport') lends an expressive touch.

A brief glance into the interior makes it immediately clear to whom the car is dedicated. The head restraints are embroidered wîth Meo Costantini's signature in 'Bugatti Light Blue Sport,' whilst the cover of the rear center box features the eye-catching silhouette of the Targa Florio race route. The silhouette is portrayed in a milled and polished aluminium relief that has been attached directly below the EB logo on the cover, itself crafted from dark blue clear-coated carbon fiber.

A special highlight of the interior is the racing scenes and vintage car motifs on the doors, which have been laser-engraved into the leather trim wîth the utmost precision and attention to detail. These images illustrate the most glorious moments of Meo Costantini's racing career and the exciting world of motor racing in the 1920s. The interior trim of the door pockets and door handle recesses in 'Bugatti Light Blue Sport' adds a dash of color.

The Vitesse Legend 'Meo Costantini' also shares several features wîth the other Legend cars in the Edition, including the inlay in the extended section of the center console, crafted of clear-coated carbon fiber and sporting the Legend logo wîth the famous Bugatti elephant, and the door sill strips displaying the likeness and signature of Meo Costantini.

Bartolomeo 'Meo' Costantini

Bartolomeo 'Meo' Costantini, born in 1889, was the head of Bugatti's racing team for eight years. He developed an interest in racing cars and began racing at an early age. It was after the First World War that he first came into contact wîth the Bugatti brand, when he was involved in modifying a Bugatti Type 13. This is the car that Meo would drive during his first races in 1920-21. It was through these races that Ettore Bugatti first became aware of the young Italian's talents, and he invited him to Molsheim in 1923. The two developed a close bond, and Costantini worked for Bugatti as a racing driver and advisor from that time on. As a member of the factory team in 1925 and 1926, he won the most famous and important race in its time, the Targa Florio in Sicily. In 1926, he also drove to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix and the Grand Prix of Milan, and took second place in Monza. Shortly afterwards he ended his active racing career in order to manage the Bugatti racing team, a post which he held from 1927 until 1935. Costantini stayed at Bugatti until 1937.

Source - Bugatti
 
Recent Vehicle Additions

400TH BUGATTI VEYRON SOLD – THE VEYRON BEGINS ITS FINAL LAP

Just 50 models of the super sports car are still available 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille of the six-part edition Les Légendes de Bugatti Head of Bugatti...

PEBBLE BEACH 2015: BUGATTI PRESENTS SUCCESSFUL SUPER SPORTS CARS FROM THE COMPANY'S HISTORY

The most successful racing car ever built, the Type 35, and the fastest production car in the world, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, are two of the record holders featured in the Bugatti line-up Other...

MONDIAL DE L‘AUTOMOBILE PARIS: BUGATTI PRESENTS FINAL LEGENDS MODEL „ETTORE BUGATTI' AT VOLKSWAGEN GROUP NIGHT

European premiere for sixth and final model of the exclusive edition „Les Légendes de Bugatti Entire Legends Edition sold out Veyron on finishing straight: Fewer than 20 vehicles available Bugatti...

BUGATTI LAUNCHES LIFESTYLE CAPSULE COLLECTION 'BUGATTI LEGENDS'

Fashion and accessories collection dedicated to the Les Légendes de Bugatti car edition Six outfits matched for men and women mirroring the theme of each Bugatti Legend One of the first tailor-ma...

A MEETING OF LEGENDS IN CALIFORNIA: BUGATTI PRESENTS ALL SIX MODELS FROM ITS 'LES LÉGENDES DE BUGATTI' EDITION

One-off presentation of all six Bugatti Legends at the Monterey Car Week Successful Legends: the whole edition is sold out Bugatti Legends are valued collectors items Monterey Molsheim, 15 A...

400TH BUGATTI VEYRON SOLD – THE VEYRON BEGINS ITS FINAL LAP

Just 50 models of the super sports car are still available 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille of the six-part edition Les Légendes de Bugatti Head of Bugatti...

8-Liter
EB110
Royale
Type 101
Type 13
Type 23
Type 35
Type 37
Type 38
Type 39 and Type 39A
Type 40
Type 46
Type 50
Type 51
Type 55
Type 57
Type 59
Veyron

Image Left 2012 Veyron Grand Sport VitesseImage Left 2012 Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Brown Carbon Fiber and AluminumImage Left 2012 Veyron Grand Sport Wei LongImage Left 2012 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black and RedImage Left 2012 Veyron Grand Sport VenetImage Left 2012 Veyron Grand Sport
© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Vehicle information, history, and
specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2017 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.