Bugatti unveils ultra-rare Meo Constantini Veyron

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A striking blue Bugatti Veyron was on display at the Dubai motor show earlier this week, sporting a cool £1.8 million price tag and a promise of being just one of five in existence.

The latest release is part of the on-going "Les Légendes de Bugatti" series that has already seen the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti and Jean-Pierre Wimille special editions unveiled to the public.

Carrying on the theme of super bespoke creations that pay homage to various famous faces throughout Bugatti's long and illustrious history, the Meo Costantini edition has been created to celebrate the life of one of Ettore Bugatti's close friends.

Bartolomeo Costantini wasn't just best of mates with the forefather of the exclusive badge but also the head of the Bugatti factory race team during the 1920s and twice-winner of the Targa Florio in a Type 35.

The striking blue and chrome hue of the exterior is a nod to the Type 35, that was typically decked out in the French Racing Blue of the era.

Further individual styling flourishes can be seen inside the car where blue stitching runs through the handcrafted leather and Meo Costantini's monogram can also be found stitched into the seats.

A painted configuration of the Targa Florio racecourse adorns the underside of the rear wing and laser-engraved vintage motifs are dotted around the door panels and dash.

The model is powered by the world famous W16, 8-litre quad-turbo engine that produces 1200bhp and is capable of propelling the machine on to a top speed of 253mph.

Potential customers will have to act fast as only five of these will produced and despite the eye-watering price tag, many of those are likely to have already been snapped up.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Meo Costantini

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Meo Costantini