Autoblog: Dear Bugatti, Please stop.

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How many special edition Bugatti Veyrons are there? There's the Pur Sang, the Bleu Centenaire, the Sang Noir and Fbg by Hermes, not to mention the countless examples that have either been painted gold or chrome by bored sheiks who've spent too much time in the sun. The targa-fied Veyron, otherwise known as the Grand Sport, has been around a lot less time than its closed roof counterpart, but it's about time the open roof Bug got a special edition of its own. Enter the Grand Sport "Sang Bleu" that's being unveiled by Bugatti this weekend in Monterey.

The "Sang Bleu" is set off by its unique two-tone color combination that isn't the result of opening a couple new cans of paint back at the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, France, but rather combining two materials: carbon fiber and aluminum. The shiny parts are, of course, the al-yoo-mini-um of which we spoke, but the royal blue you see is a specially tinted carbon fiber. The only other differences between the "Sang Bleu" and a normal Grand Sport are that the rear airscoops are also body color, and the wheels are a unique design with a Midnight Blue and Diamond Cut finish.

Only 20 standard Grand Sports have been ordered and far less actually delivered, so the "Sang Bleu" stands as the rarest Veyron of them all right now. There's only one and Bugatti doesn't mention anything about it going into limited production, but considering the brand's penchant for making special editions, we expect the "Sang Bleu" will be available for anyone with anyone with a couple million bucks to trade.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/08/14/bugatti-veyron-grand-sport-sang-bleu-unveiled-in-monterey/
 

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Ingredients for a special edition Veyron

1. Make sure it doesn't go faster than the stock one
2. Find some high class company
3. Spice up the interior (make sure you don't change it too much)
4. Make up some names for colors that already exist. and paint it those colors (or use metals :rolleyes:)
5. Change the wheels
6. Add a badge or 2.
 

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Ingredients for a special edition Veyron

1. Make sure it doesn't go faster than the stock one
2. Find some high class company
3. Spice up the interior (make sure you don't change it too much)
4. Make up some names for colors that already exist. and paint it those colors (or use metals :rolleyes:)
5. Change the wheels
6. Add a badge or 2.

7. ???
8. Profit!
 

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You know how at classic car auctions people care about the chasis number of an old Bugatti or something...well 50 years from now, I guess those chasis numbers will be replaced by the hundreds of special edition Veyrons.
 

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Pure Blood? Blue Blood? Black Blood? I see why they went with French.
 

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How close it Bugatti to hitting its project 300 production number on Veyrons, i figure once that happens this silliness will stop.
 

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Ingredients for a special edition Veyron

1. Make sure it doesn't go faster than the stock one
2. Find some high class company
3. Spice up the interior (make sure you don't change it too much)
4. Make up some names for colors that already exist. and paint it those colors (or use metals :rolleyes:)
5. Change the wheels
6. Add a badge or 2.

I mean, how hard can it be?
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You know how at classic car auctions people care about the chasis number of an old Bugatti or something...well 50 years from now, I guess those chasis numbers will be replaced by the hundreds of special edition Veyrons.

I fucking hate those people.

The only time chassis #1 of any car is ever worth a flying fuck is 50+ years down the line... when it's knew you don't want it, logically, as it's going to be the most problematic.

Well maybe not with something like a Bentley but it holds true with old Americana.
 

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leave bugatti alone,they prob have one of these most shock & awe cars in the world,and what they are doing is no different to what every 18 year old does with there Old hondas they buy,its just Big boy toys and the price is Wayyyy more.these people that buy these cars,are just happy to have them and want to "do them up" ,and how can you make a 1001hp car go faster?....so they stick to the paint and other things like that.

WTF. :blink:
 

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actually this color combination looks quite nice
 

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They could just stop reporting it. What's the big deal? Premium brand creates myriad of exterior/interior combinations to interest wealthy customers. Wow, yeah, please stop trying to satisfy your customers.

Personally I like the fact that they've created so many specials, it means that even though you've seen one you definitely haven't seen them all, as they say.
 

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Autoblog:
That's it, ladies and gents. The seemingly endless train of special edition Bugatti Veyrons has ended. Allegedly. After taking the wraps off the Sang Noir, Pur Sang, Fbg by Hermes, Grand Sport, Bleu Centenaire and the quartet of individual Centenaire tribute editions, to say nothing of the individual specials in between, Auto Motor und Sport says that the Sang Bleu edition of the Grand Sport which Bugatti unveiled at this past weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will be the last special edition Veyron that Molsheim will build. With a reported 250 out of the 300 Veyrons initially earmarked for production now built and sold, Bugatti's moving on to its next project, tentatively dubbed Bordeaux. At which point the whole shpeil will presumably start all over again.
 

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leave bugatti alone,they prob have one of these most shock & awe cars in the world,and what they are doing is no different to what every 18 year old does with there Old hondas they buy,its just Big boy toys and the price is Wayyyy more.these people that buy these cars,are just happy to have them and want to "do them up" ,and how can you make a 1001hp car go faster?....so they stick to the paint and other things like that.



:rolleyes:
 

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leave bugatti alone,they prob have one of these most shock & awe cars in the world,and what they are doing is no different to what every 18 year old does with there Old hondas they buy,its just Big boy toys and the price is Wayyyy more.these people that buy these cars,are just happy to have them and want to "do them up" ,and how can you make a 1001hp car go faster?....so they stick to the paint and other things like that.

:lol:

riiiiiiiiiight :?
 

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I fucking hate those people.

The only time chassis #1 of any car is ever worth a flying fuck is 50+ years down the line... when it's knew you don't want it, logically, as it's going to be the most problematic.

Well maybe not with something like a Bentley but it holds true with old Americana.

Leno has a few modern #1 cars, like the Challenger and ZR1.
 

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to sell these kind of cars you need special editions, they are not track hungry cars they are status symbols, and and to show off this, they change the appearence, how to easily do that without haveing to re-engineer a highly engineered car is to make a special paint job that makes it stand out from the "standard" veyron. Be honest, the Pure Sang for example, is cooler than the standrad one.
 
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