Pebble Beach 2012 Bugatti_Veyron_SE_1

Published on August 20th, 2012 | by James Allen


Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse SE

Another day passes, and we have yet another special edition of Bugatti’s Veyron. This time, it’s a one-off variant of the Grand Sport Vitesse, dubbed the ‘SE’ by its makers.

Bar being one of only a handful of ‘targa-top Super Sport’ Veyrons, the main feature that differentiates this Grand Sport from others is the paint scheme. Called ‘Bianco over New Light Blue’, it pays homage to one of the most famous pre-war Bugatti racing cars, a 1928 Type 37A that’s part of Jay Leno’s gargantuan car collection.

The interior has also been retrimmed, though not in the way the bodywork has been customised. Yes, there are blue inserts, but the cabin has now been trimmed in special Cognac leather.

Bar that, the Veyron SE is identical to the Grand Sport Vitesse, which means there’s still the same seven-speed DSG gearbox, four-wheel drive system and 1183bhp 8.0 quad-turbo W16 engine. And, as a result, the performance hasn’t altered either: 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, top speed of 255mph, etc.

According to Bugatti, the buyer splashed out nearly £1.4 million on this Veyron SE, but the client so far has remained anonymous. However, given its association with one of America’s most famous gearhead talkshow host, we wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up starring in an episode of ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’.


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