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Put one in the win column for Twitter as the first image of the special edition Bugatti Veyron being unveiled tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show has just been uploaded. Called the Bleu Centenaire, this latest in a long line of special edition Veyrons commemorates the brand's 100th anniversary. As such, it's wearing a special shade of blue that you might remember seeing on the late, great EB 110, but is also the main color of Bugatti's historical racing livery. Note, however, that the Bleu Cenenaire features both matte and glossy applications of the color on its body panels, which looks strange yet inexplicably cool to us.

We don't yet know what changes have been made to this Veyron's quad-turbo W16 engine, but rumors suggest that Bugatti has exceeded the engine's current power rating of 1,000 hp by so much that the car's top speed will crest 270 mph (a standard Bugatti Veyron tops out around 253). We'll have to wait until tomorrow for more details and images, but we're definitely interested in what may be the only vehicle that will ever look right at home in Papa Smurf's personal garage.

[Source: Twitter via Sky Motoring via Jalopnik]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Creme de la creme.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Polo for the groceries.
        599XX for the track.
        This for everything else.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ditto on the polo comment :). I like the color scheme and Audi S line esc chrome, very nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where is the SSC fan crowd now? The cars are not comparable but they were still proud of the fastest production car. Not anymore eh?
      • 6 Years Ago
      the car is so cool,I also want to get one ,and u ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha! I recognize the color. It is called "profsoyuz blue", where "profsoyuz" is the Russian word for "labor union". This is the sterotypical color they used to paint virtually everything in Soviet Union: stairwells, park benches, school buses etc. I was wondering where the stock of "profsoyuz blue" went after the breeak up if the USSR... Now I know. Urine-smelling stairwells in unkempt apartment buildings is the first association that comes to mind. Idiotic color on an idiotic car...
      • 6 Years Ago
      matte/glossy is so five minutes ago.
      And how about enough with the Veyron and top speeds...270mph is wildly impractical...the drill to achieve it approaches military aircraft preparation. Just what the average sheik in Dubai needs to approach his Darwinian evolutionary departure point. Can it do the 'ring? Drive it through Mayfair on a Sunday in August without overheating?

      Enquiring minds want to know....

        • 6 Years Ago
        It depends on how lazy VW/Bugatti is? (new tires, new suspension, revised aerodynamics, )

        Lets say they just turned up the boost for more power, then top speed is unlikely to change. But how they get that top speed will change. Right now the Veyron tops out at 235mph in high downforce mode 0.412 Cd, could go 245 in normal mode (not allowed, for good reason-aero instability, death, and no repeat customers) 0.393 Cd, and 255mph in top speed mode Cd 0.355.
        So that extra 250-300hp would be necessary to hit 255 mph in handling mode.

        and now in air brake mode, the Veyron may hit 200mph (topping out 6th?), Cd 0.682
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes yes, very nice Vey-yawn. Wheres the Royale redux? Perhaps something we could see something stunning like the 57 Atlantic? Or maybe an open-wheel track destroyer a lá Typ 35?

      *taps Patek Phillipe impatiently*
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder what color it turns as it burns through the atmosphere at 270 mph?! haha Probably won't be smurf blue after that high speed pass ;-)

      Regardless, it's one thing to build horsepower, its another to make it stable - especially aerodynamically. This is one amazing machine, to be able to handle such a feat, and be street legal!

      I'll take one please!
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think thats the ugliest veyron yet.
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