Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc Unveiled In Frankfurt
Bugatti has constantly attracted attention with the production of the world’s fastest cars repeatedly, with the Veyron 16.4 and Veyron Super Sport. And at the ongoing 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, with the launch of the Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc, the automaker has really created a sensation. This is a one-off special edition and the world’s first car to be made from porcelain. Yes! You have read it right.
Not only is the choice of material unusual, but that also goes for the paintjob. The exterior paint looks like a lollypop to us with its white swirling lines amidst blue color. The white swirls are actually designed to mimic the reflection of the studio lights on the car. And, it certainly does so, if one looks at the car from the front or rear.
To manufacture this special edition car, Bugatti has teamed up with one of Germany’s foremost porcelain manufacturers, Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. Porcelain has been used on the dashboard and seats, and also on some crucial places like the engine oil cap, wheel caps and fuel tank cap.
On the performance part, the standard 8.0 liter W16 engine producing 987 hp from the Veyron Super Sport is left untouched. The car accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in mere 2.7 seconds and the top-speed is record 253 mph.
This is the world’s most exclusive supercar and with a price tag of $2.5 million, is probably the world’s most expensive ceramic item, ever.