​Bugatti reveals sixth and final Veyron 'Legends' model

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Bugatti Veyton Ettore Bugatti

The Bugatti Veyron may soon be replaced, but the current model is going out with a bang, with six 'Legends' versions to commemorate key figures in the company's history.

The sixth and final 'Legend' has been revealed ahead of its debut at next week's Pebble Beach Concours event in California. The Veyron 'Ettore Bugatti' honours Bugatti's founder and is "dedicated to Ettore Bugatti's passion for the unusual," reports Autocar.

Limited to a mere three units, this new machine will appear at Pebble Beach alongside the previous five Legends models; the bright blue and navy 'Jean-Pierre Wimille', the black and dark grey 'Jean Bugatti', the zingy blue and aluminium 'Meo Constantini', the brown and tan 'Rembrandt Bugatti' and the black carbon-fibre 'Black Bess'.

The Ettore Bugatti is based on the already-exclusive Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and boasts no fewer than 1,184bhp – enough to catapult it from a standstill to 62mph in a scant 2.6 seconds. This 8.0-litre W16 machine is also capable of a staggering 254mph.

Helping to differentiate the Ettore from other Veyrons, it features panels crafted from polished aluminium and clear-coated carbon-fibre along with intricate diamond-cut alloy wheels. It also has a tan and blue interior, with two types of leather, and carbon-fibre accents.

This blue and silver design plays homage to the historic Bugatti Type 41 Royale of 1932 – one of Bugatti's most luxurious and dramatic creations. Another reference to the 1930's model is the platinum-coated dancing elephant motif, which resides between the two seats. The Ettore additionally features its namesake's signature engraved onto the fuel filler cap.

This latest model completes the Legends series, the first model of which was unveiled at last year's Pebble Beach show. Those in line for one of the three Ettore Bugatti Veyrons will need to stump up around £1.8 million.

Bugatti Veyron 'Ettore Bugatti'

Bugatti Veyron 'Ettore Bugatti'