Les Légendes de Bugatti | Black Bess

Bugatti has officially revealed today the "Black Bess", its fifth model in the six-part "Les Légendes de Bugatti" (Bugatti Legends) Edition. The new supercar from the French luxury manufacturer will be presented at the upcoming Auto China Motor Show in Beijing (from 21 to 29 April).

The "Black Bess" is inspired by the original Bugatti Type 18 Black Bess produced from 1912 to 1914 and based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Its 1,200 PS, 8 litre W16 engine achieves an unparalleled torque of 1,500 Nm at 3,000-5,000 rpm, and can accelerate from 0-100 km in 2.6 seconds. With a maximum speed of 408.84 km/h with the roof down, the Vitesse is the fastest production roadster ever built.

The body of the Black Bess is constructed entirely of carbon fibre and, just like its historical predecessor, is painted completely black. The gold-coloured accents that make the Type 18 Black Bess so unmistakable are reflected in exquisite fashion on the modern Bugatti.

Priced at €2.15 million ($2.97 million), the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess is limited to a run of three vehicles. Of the four Legend models already presented, all twelve vehicles have been sold.