Bugatti Legends Edition – Bugatti Veyron Black Bess 2014
The Bugatti Veyron Legend editions may do nothing to alter the Grand Sport Vitesse’s already prodigious performance, but buyers appear to love them. Four special models have been unveiled so far, and Bugatti has sold out all of them. At the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, the automaker has introduced the fifth Legend – the Black Bess.
Unlike the previous models, this Legend is inspired by a specific car, rather than a person. Black Bess was the name of a Bugatti Type 18 owned by famous French aviator Roland Garros. With seven examples built from 1912 to 1914, the 18 was a super car in its time. It sported a 99-horspower, 5.0-liter four-cylinder engine and could reach 100 miles per hour. While paltry today, it was amazing performance by contemporary standards.