The Volkswagen sub-brand Bugatti has recently taken the wraps off its latest creation, a special edition of the mighty Veyron, named the Grand Sport Wei Long, during the 2012 Beijing Motor Show in China.
With just every other European or American automaker paying its tribute to the Chinese Year of the Dragon, Bugatti couldn’t stay aside and watch a lot of Chinese making pre-orders of expensive vehicles and a special edition of the Veyron Grand Sport has been made, named the Wei Long. According to the car manufacturer, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long is the company’s way of paying tribute to the Chinese Year of the Dragon, and the model has been jointly-developed with Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin, who also helped on the Grand Sport L’Or Blanc.
“We were instantly electrified by the idea of transferring the power of the Super Sport to the Grand Sport, that delivers a maximum of 1,001 hp, thus taking the roadster to a new level,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer, president of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. He continues: “Our team has managed to transfer the world’s most powerful car engine to the open-top sports car, while taking the vehicle’s dynamics and aerodynamic parameters into consideration. We are proud to present the fastest roadster ever at the Beijing Motor Show with the Asia premiere of the 1,200 hp Grand Sport Vitesse.”
The latest Bugatti creation, the Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long, is coming with porcelain accents on the wheels, on the center stack and on the filler cap, while the cabin has been fitted with silk floor mats and red leather upholstery, with embroidered headrests. The model has been priced at 1,58 million euros or 2,07 million USD.