Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc

Posted on 18 November 2011 by Tony Santos

2011 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L'Or Blanc

From all of our posts here, we gave you cars made from the usual car materials like steel, aluminum, titanium, fiberglass, carbon fiber and even ceramics. But this time we’ll give you the first and only porcelain-fitted car ever built, meet the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc is the world’s first vehicle to features porcelain elements in exterior and interior design. This one-off Bugatti Veyron version is a collaboration project between Bugatti and Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur – a historic porcelain company based in the German capital.

“At first, it seems to be unusual idea to use porcelain in a car, especially in the world’s fastest convertible,” said Dr. Stefan Brungs, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bugatti Automobiles. “But this is what Bugatti stands for: the realization of exceptional ideas whilst striving for the utmost in quality and aesthetics. This allow us to continue Ettore Bugatti’s heritage, who himself loved to experiment with new materials.”

The L’Or Blanc presents itself in impressive paintwork of blue and white based on the roads on the Stelvio Pass in Italy. Porcelain elements will be seen in seven different locations in and out of the L’Or Blanc. The exterior porcelain fittings include the wheel centers, fuel and oil filler caps, and the large “EB” badge on the back. While the interior porcelain fittings include the center-console surround; signed trim plates on each side of the center console; the removable, diamond-polished dish atop the center console; and a relief between the seatbacks depicting an elephant standing on its hind legs.

With the polycarbonate panorama roof open, the Grand Sport has a top speed of 217 mph, while with the roof closed it can hit a maximum speed of 253 mph, not only making it the fastest convertible in the world but also the fastest super sports car authorized for use on public roads. This one-off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc is reported to worth 1.65 million euros or $2.4 million at today’s exchange rate.

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