Bugatti builds one-off Veyron with porcelain trim

Bugatti builds one-off Veyron with porcelain trim

A wide range of materials have been used in automotive construction over the years, there’s been steel, aluminum, carbon fibre, plastics, titanium and even wood. But Bugatti are now breaking new ground by using porcelain in its latest one-off Veyron.

Called the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport ‘L’Or Blanc, its strange name means ‘white gold’. The odd machine was created in partnership with Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM), and was unveiled at the porcelain manufacturer’s workshop in Berlin, German.

“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 Automobiles. “But this is what Bugatti stands for: the realization of exceptional ideas whilst striving for the utmost in quality and aesthetics.”

The porcelain is used fairly extensively with inlays in the wheel caps, the fuel filler cap and the oil filler cap as well as the “EB” badge at the rear. Along precious ornamentation, the ‘L’Or Blanc’ also has a distinctive paint job finished in a dark blue hue with a white swirl that picks up reflections of light on the convertible Veyron’s body.

In the cabin, porcelain is used on either side of the centre control stack and in the rear panel between the seats. Not surprisingly only one example will be built and it comes with a suitably heavy price tag of €1.65 million, that’s $2.89 million NZ.

Check out images of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport ‘L’Or Blanc in the gallery below.

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