After presenting the Pur Sang at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, Bugatti is back with the ‘Bugatti Veyron Fbg par HermÃ¨s’ at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Designed by Gabriele Pezzini in partnership with HermÃ¨s, the technical part of the Veyron 16.4 was left totally untouched while the car’s personality was magnified by a lavish and distinctive HermÃ¨s style.
The name “Fbg par HermÃ¨s” comes from the historic HermÃ¨s headquarters on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-HonorÃ©, in the heart of Paris’s eighth arrondissement: the “Fbg” appellation evokes the house’s “faubourg” address.
The Bugatti Fbg par HermÃ¨s will go on sale at the end of 2008 with a price tag of 1.55 million euros. It will be available in two colors including ebony and Ã©toupe, or ebony and brick.
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Bugatti Fbg par Hermes Gallery:
Gabriele Pezzini has reinterpreted Bugatti’s traditional two-tone carriage work, fostering a fluid, harmonious transition between the car’s exterior and interior design. The colour of the hood extends to the interior of the cockpit, and re-emerges behind, at the level of the rear wing. As a tribute to the celebrated 1924 Bugatti Type 35, undoubtedly the most famous of all time, thanks to its many successes on the racetrack, the new Bugatti Veyron Fbg par HermÃ¨s features eight-spoked wheels in polished aluminium, central butterfly wheel locks branded with the letter H, and air vents around the rims reproducing the characteristic appearance of HermÃ¨s saddle-stitching. The horseshoe radiator grille, and the lateral ventilation grilles flanking it, are made from lightweight alloys with a design of interlocking H’s evoking the HermÃ¨s “signature”.
A refined formal vocabulary
The inner surfaces of the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par HermÃ¨s have been designed and sheathed in bull calfskin by the HermÃ¨s workshops in Paris. The care and attention to detail observe an extremely refined, minimalist formal vocabulary, reflecting the tradition of the very first Bugattis and the fundamental design principles of the house of HermÃ¨s. The door handles echo the fluid forms of handles on HermÃ¨s travel bags and luggage. And the dashboard, traditionally finished in brushed aluminium, is here clad entirely in bull calfskin. Passengers aboard the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par HermÃ¨s will find a dashboard glove compartment designed to hold a selection of small travel accessories and a zipped HermÃ¨s wallet. Both seats are covered in two-toned bull calfskin, and the panel separating the cockpit from the central rear engine – traditionally made of carbon fibre – is covered in the same fine leather. The leather-lined trunk holds a specially fitted “Toile H” and leather case, hand-made by craftsmen from the HermÃ¨s workshops.
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