While you were probably waiting to see the new Bugatti Royale or Bordeaux, the supercar manufacturer today celebrated its 100th anniversary with a one-off special-edition version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, called the Sang Bleu. The model made its debut at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Instead of going with another two-tone paint color special-edition model, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu features blue carbon fiber set against polished aluminum. The wheels of the Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu are highlighted in a Midnight Blue and Diamond Cut two-tone finish.
On the inside, the special-edition Veyron Grand Sport Roadster is trimmed in a new Gaucho leather.
Seems like we’ll have to wait until another major auto show even to see a new Bugatti.
Click through for the press release and the high-res image gallery.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu:
A new Bugatti piece of art for Pebble Beach
The Sang Bleu to honour the 100th anniversary of the marque Carmel, California, 14th August 2009. –
Continuing its 100th anniversary celebrations Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. has chosen the prestigious Pebble Beach weekend to present a further highlight to pay tribute to this legendary brand : The company proudly unveils the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu – an exclusive, one-off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, honouring the marques precious heritage.
Innovation and Harmony
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu has ventured into new areas. Instead of applying two paint colours or paint and material to highlight the two tone design the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu exclusively concentrates on materials – carbon fibre and aluminum – an innovative combination never realised before. This unique approach opens a new dimension of « Art – Forme – Technique », the company’s core values.
The colour combination commissioned for the Pebble Beach car is blue carbon fibre with polished aluminum. The visual carbon fibre is tinted in royal blue to emphasize the refined volumes and surfaces of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport. The rear airscoops are tinted in the same nightblue – offering a dramatic view from above – and thus fluidly integrate into the overall design philosophy of this unique model.
The rims are inspired by the Grand Sport Roadster and are highlighted in a Midnight Blue and Diamond Cut two tone finish. The interior, specially and tastefully selcted for the Pebble Beach event, is trimmed in a newly developed Gaucho leather which blends with the intriguing and pure exterior materials creating an elegant and harmonious overall appearance.
In the year of its 100th anniversary Bugatti has been selected to be one of the featured marques at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Ettore Bugatti started his business in the Alsacian town of Molsheim in 1909. The name of the company: “žEttore Bugatti Automobiles i. Els.”. In 1956 the company ceased its activities. Exactly 50 years later, in March 2006, the first Bugatti Veyron built by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. was delivered – after the Volkswagen Group had aquired the rights of the Bugatti marque in 1998 and started the re-launch of this famous brand. To date over 250 of the planned Bugatti Veyrons are sold, 215 of them have been delivered to customers worldwide. In June 2009 Bugatti started production of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, the open roadster. The sales results are encouraging over 20 Grand Sports have been sold, with first deliveries already started.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu is the latest in a line of centenary Bugatti models which have won worldwide acclaim in 2009. This unique car stands – like the others – for the commitment of the Bugatti of today to carry the values and the philosophy of Ettore Bugatti, the founder of this unique marque, into a successful future.
– By: Kap Shah