Bugatti shows off porcelain £1.4m Veyron
Bugatti might have already taken the last order for its iconic hypercar, the Veyron, but it is continuing to attract attention with the last few versions of the car as they head out to their fabulously wealthy owners.
Now it has revealed a one-off version that costs £1.4m and features porcelain on the inside and out.
Named the 16.4 Grand Sport 'L'Or Blanc', the Bugatti was created in conjunction with Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM), and made its debut at the porcelain manufacturer's headquarters in Berlin yesterday.
The heavyweight material, normally used for bathroom fittings, features on the centre of the wheels, the fuel-filler cap, and on the EB badge on the back of the car. Inside it appears on the centre console and on the rear panel between the seats. There is also a removable porcelain dish edged with diamonds.
"At first, it seems to be an 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.
"But this is what Bugatti stands for: the realization of exceptional ideas whilst striving for the utmost in quality and aesthetics. This allows us to continue Ettore Bugatti's heritage, who himself loved to experiment with new materials."