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Bugatti’s Latest Legend and a North American Driving Experience

The third in a series of six Bugatti Legends special editions, the new 2014 Bugatti Veyron Meo Costantini is named after Meo Costantini, a friend of Ettore Bugatti’s and the head of the Bugatti race team. Like the other special editions, production will be limited to just three units. Costantini won the Targa Florio twice, […]

Following a Legend: Bugatti’s Jean Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

While Bugatti is cagey about a successor to the two-seat Veyron—rumors have the company thinking about another sports car instead of the Galibier sedan concept first shown in 2010—it continues to roll out a series of limited-edition models to close out production of its quad-turbo 16-cylinder supercar. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Bugatti showed the […]

Largest Bugatti Retrospective to Launch at Mullin Automotive Museum

The Mullin Automotive Museum, a Southern California institution devoted to the preservation of French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era, announced it will premiere an exhibition called The Art of Bugatti in Spring 2014. The exhibit will debut as the largest assembled collection of Bugatti artifacts and automobiles, and will pay tribute to the […]

24 Hours of Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 22 and 23) race is not for the faint for heart. Over 50 cars travel around the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe course in Le Mans, France, during one 24-hour period, challenging the endurance of both the car and the driver. As the world’s oldest active endurance race—it’s […]

Good Seats Still Open for Monaco Grand Prix

Thousands of auto races are held all over the world annually, but very few can compare to the prestige and glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix. Run since 1929, the race is held on the Circuit de Monte Carlo, which is a narrow course strategically mapped through the streets of the local township—in a similar […]

Auto Endurance Test: Peking to Paris

The historic Peking to Paris rally is the most challenging endurance test for classic cars (and their owners), delivering an experience that is unparalleled in the crowded world of vintage-auto rallies. This year marks only the fourth time that Peking to Paris has been run since the inaugural rally in 1907. After the inaugural race, […]

FrontRunners: Roadster Rocket

With a top speed of 255 mph, the 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse (www.bugatti.com) earns the title of the world’s fastest roadster. Consider it Bugatti’s gift to drivers seeking a convertible that can keep up with the marque’s top coupe, the 1,200 hp Super Sport. The $2.5 million Vitesse is powered by a […]

Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Is the World’s Swiftest Roadster

Never content to leave a speed record unbroken, Bugatti Automobiles this year unveils yet another iteration of its overachieving Veyron supercar. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse merges the open-air profile of the Grand Sport roadster with the world-beating power of the Super Sport coupe to create the swiftest open-top automobile that’s ever plied a […]

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