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Dubai may be home to one out of every five Bugatti Veyrons sold, but Abu Dhabi has a Pur Sang. Only five examples of this special-edition Veyron were built, and all were immediately sold at a $300k premium. We don't know where the other four have gone, but one of them just turned up in Abu Dhabi, the largest of the United Arab Emirates.

Some have mistaken this Pur Sang, spotted at night in the UAE, as a chromed Veyron. The Pur Sang – literally "pure blood" in French – is differentiated by its paintjob, or rather, lack thereof. The body panels were assuredly polished but left in their natural state of aluminum and carbon fiber, the separation between which does not follow along the lines of the traditional Veyron's two-tone color scheme. (The special wheels are also a dead giveaway.)

Follow the jump to see the video someone shot from the window of a car moving alongside the Pur Sang, but prepare yourself for the disappointment of seeing it get passed by a Toyota Land Cruiser. Thanks for the tip, SLICK!

[Source: StreetFire]





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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm going to take care of this so some Mustang-driving redneck doesn't have to:

      HURRRRRRR the terrorists live there HURRRRRRRR
        • 7 Years Ago
        RAWRRRR LIVE REAR AXLE FTW RAWRRRRR!!!! MUSTANG AM BEST!!! RAWWRRRR!!!

        That pretty much sums up all the arguments in the "Mustang vs. Anything That is Actually Technologically" Advanced debate.
        • 7 Years Ago
        RAWRR!!! MY CAR ISNT POPULAR LIKE A MUSTANG SO I HAVE TO QQ ON AUTOBLOG RAWRRR!!!!

        Please.

        The Veyron is pretty snazzy done up like this. And polished aluminum is SO much more fun than plain old paint. Definitely worth the extra bazillion bucks. If you're gonna do it, you may as well do it right!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Please guys, don't feed the trolls..
      • 7 Years Ago
      If there is no paint, the aluminum will pit. There's probably some clearcoat.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What happened to all the racists? I thought they were the dominant force out here. :-P

      Regardless of what others say, I admire the good man's taste. At least he didn't convert the thing into say, a station wagon or an SUV. Anyone remember the Ferrari 456 wagon built for the sultan of Brunei?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Damnit, I'm sorry Zane, the reply thing is fugged up on this site.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Goodman is rite it is not a Pur-Sang , i bet it would look alot different in daylight as well ! Good observ.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Basically you pay 300k for no paint on your Veyron. That makes sense.
        • 7 Years Ago
        ^nice south park refrence lol.
        • 7 Years Ago
        AND WHEELS!

        Don't forget about those wheels. Clearly the lack of paint and new wheels is worth 300k!
        • 7 Years Ago
        "only five examples"= $300k price hike. Look at the Reventon for Christ's sake.
        • 7 Years Ago
        as if it already makes sense paying a trillion for a car... 300k must be spare change...

        chaaaaaaaange... spare some chaaaaaaaange....
      • 7 Years Ago
      freaking rich bastards!

      well, at least they're rich bastards with good taste...
      • 7 Years Ago
      What struck me most was it getting passed by the Cadillac Escalade EXT, not the Landcruiser.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not a real Pur Sang, note presence of regular Veyron wheels as opposed to the special Pur Sang version. This car was a red/silver Veyron modified to look like a Pur Sang and was for sale in Dubai not too long ago. Regardless, it still looks cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When I was at the dealership (they had two sitting on the floor) they said its $17,000 just to replace a tire, and you have to mail in the whole wheel. That was the old wheel, not the Pur Sang wheels. Cant imagine the price on the new ones.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They do that for legal reasons. They do tests to make sure the wheel is within so many microns of factory spec, re-install the tire (which is specific to Veyrons), make sure everything's within spec post-installation. That way, if you're cruising at 253mph, the tire is less likely to blow out, and if it does, they can say "see, we did xy and z to make sure it wouldn't".
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Sultan of Brunei bought 3 of the 5 Pur Sang editions.
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh, to be an arab oil tycoon...

      "honey, i'll be right back. i'm just gonna go down the street to pick up some falafel. i'm taking the bugatti."

      "which one?"

      "oh, the shiny one. bye!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Remember when Trials was the only 'off road' version of motor bikes, and they had those funny, really thin bikes with the workings well off the ground.
      Then, in the early 70's, people wanted a bike they could take off road that would actually go faster than the 5MPH Trials bikes custom designed for rock climbing. They wanted bikes with taller gears, b ut could still go (nearly) everywhere.
      Some of the European manufacturers brought out odd looking motorbikes that did just that.
      This was the birth of motorcross as we now know it.
      Admitted, they started to pop up everywhere, and guys will shoot me down here I'm sure, but the three manufacturers who led the way and sold the best were the Husqvarna, the Yamaha 175, and the Bultaco Pursang, so as nice as the name sounds when attached to a gazillion dollar car, it evokes memories of those days.
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