Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bugatti’s One-of-a-Kind “L’Or Blanc” Veyron Grand Sport Special with...Porcelain Fittings

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Say hello to the world’s first car to wear fine porcelain on its body as well as in its cabin, the one-off Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport 'L'Or Blanc'. Admittedly, applying porcelain fittings on one of the fastest and most powerful production sports cars ever made doesn’t seem like a sound move, but when it comes to Bugatti, anything goes.

Bugatti Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.usCreated in partnership with Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM), the 'L'Or Blanc' was unveiled on Thursday at the porcelain manufacturer’s workshop in Berlin, German.

“At first, it seems to be an unusual idea to use porcelain in a car, especially in the world’s fastest convertible,” comments Dr. Stefan Brungs, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bugatti Automobiles. “But this is what Bugatti stands for: the realization of exceptional ideas whilst striving for the utmost in quality and aesthetics. This allows us to continue Ettore Bugatti’s heritage, who himself loved to experiment with new materials,” Brungs added.

Porcelain is used for the inlays of the centre wheel badges, the fuel filler, cap and the oil filler cap as well as the signature “EB” badge at the rear. Along with the delicate decorations, the 'L'Or Blanc' also gained an impressive paint job that mixes a dark blue hue with a white color in a way that it represents the reflections of light on the convertible Veyron’s body.

The white and blue color theme is continued inside with porcelain making its appearance on either side of the centre console, the rear panel between the seats, and somewhat unfittingly for a Veyron, there’s also a removable porcelain dish with edges finished in diamond polishing that belongs to a picnic set that was designed by KPM exclusively for Bugatti.

And the price for all this, we hear some of you ask? A mere…€1.65 million which is roughly equal to US$2.4 million.


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