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Bugatti unveils limited-edition Veyron Meo Costantini

by Ronan Glon

The car is the third in a series of six models that pay homage to influential figures from Bugatti\'s past.

Bugatti has pulled the sheet off of its latest limited-edition Veyron at the Dubai Motor Show. Called Veyron Legend Meo Costantini, the car is the third in a series of six models designed to pay homage to the influential figures behind the Bugatti firm.

As its name implies, the new Veyron commemorates Bartolomeo "Meo" Costantini, a close friend of brand founder Ettore Bugatti and the boss of the company's official racing team from 1927 to 1935. Cpstantini won many races but he is best remembered for taking first place in the iconic Targa Florio race twice behind the wheel of a Bugatti Type 35.

The limited-edition stands out from a stock Veyron thanks to a bespoke Dark Blue Sport color developed specifically for the model and a healthy dose of hand-polished aluminum. Clear tail lamps and a map of the Targa Florio course painted under the rear wing finish off the look.

Entirely upholstered in leather, the interior boasts Costantini's signature embroidered into head restraints and images of period race cars laser-etched into both door panels.

Bugatti has not made any modifications under the hood and the limited-edition car is powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that sends 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft. of torque to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The sprint from zero to 62 takes merely 2.4 seconds and maximum velocity is reached at 255 mph.

Bugatti will build just three examples of the Veyron Legend Meo Costantini. Each one will cost €2.09 million (about $2.8 million) before taxes and shipping are factored in.

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