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reveals ‘Black Bess’ in Beijing: Fifth of six Les Légendes of special editions

Fifth of six Les of Bugatti special editions

Black Bess is the fifth of six cars.

By: Jake Lingeman on

Bugatti unveiled the fifth car in its Les L�gendes de Bugatti series at the Beijing auto show. Bess” celebrates a famous 18 Bugatti from the early century, which was the fastest car of its time.

The Type 18 was one of the most important of the pre-war era, according to It was powered by a 5.0-liter inline-four about 98 hp and was reportedly good for 100 Company founder Ettore drove the car to a class win at the 1912 Ventoux Hill Climb.

At hill climb, noted Roland Garros saw the car. claim to fame was crossing the in an airplane — a big deal at the time — and he something that would him to travel as fast across as he could in the air, so he became one of seven Type 18 owners. His Black Bess, took its from an English racehorse and is one of the Type 18s that remain The car is on display at the Louwman Museum at The in the Netherlands.


The modern Black Bess is on the Grand Sport Vitesse of the Veyron, meaning it has a 1,183-hp, W16 engine that makes lb-ft of twist. The sprint to 62 mph km/h) takes 2.6 seconds; top is 254 mph.

Black Bess is … black, then Bugatti gold-colored accents and some 24-carat gold in the Bugatti around the grille. Gold covers the EB logo on the back and the caps on the rims.

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Inside, buyers get mostly leather, with contrasting brown. The steering wheel and stitching are done in crimson. The panels depict the Type 18, as as Garros’ airplane, a Morane Type H.

So far, all of the Les L�gendes cars have been and only three of these Bess examples will be The cost to you is $3.45 million, from Euros.

Other Les L�gendes series include the Rembrandt Bugatti, Wimille, Meo Costantini and Jean

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