• Mar 3, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Bugatti Veyron Blue Centenaire

Given the level of bespoke specification that is part-and-parcel with the Bugatti Veyron ordering experience, we doubt there have ever been two identical cars built. As such, each example is something of a one-off, and by this rationale, the Bleu Centenaire is, paradoxically, just another Veyron.

Pre-show rumors of a massive power infusion and a stratospheric 270 mile-per-hour vMax have proven to be utterly unfounded, as the BC's drivetrain is standard Veyron fare. The changes, then, essentially amount to cosmetic paint-and-trim, but to be fair, the Blue Centenaire does look quite fetching in its mix of matte and glossy blue paint.

Sadly, however, any reclaiming of the top speed title from Shelby SuperCars will evidently have to wait.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Agree with Craig, they are just milking it.

      If they did a club sport version for instance than fair enough, but these re all cosmetic jobs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      IMHO the Veyron Pur Sang trumps this. It also has a much cooler name.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it. Want it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't see how SSC and Koenigsegg can get V8s to go so fast, while Bugatti"only" gets about the same HP with twice the displacement. If my Miata was in a race with a 4 liter V8, I would expect to lose, but apparently, such is not the case in the world of super cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        the Bugatti and Koenigsegg are completely different cars, the engineering going into both were from 2 opposite trains of thought, the only thing shared is about the same top speed, it's like comparing a Porsche 911 GT3 to a Mercedes E550 4matic sedan.

        The Bugatti is completely over engineered with overkill for a more comfortable experience, the Koenigsegg looks to see how far it can be pushed as a visceral experience.

        Put camo on both cars and drive them back to back, they're nowhere close to comparable and outside of collectors, attract none of the same audience.

        Also, try to remember cylinder count DOES NOT equal displacement. The Bugatti is a Quad turbo 8L W16 that runs on premium 91 octane, the Koenigsegg is a Twin supercharged 4.7L V8 that only runs on E85 (~100-105 octane) And the SSC Ultimate Aero uses a twin turbo 6.357L V8 on 91 premium.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Re: Mwmorph

        The CCX can run on Gasoline as well. It's "flexfuel", it can run on gas or e85.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Watching the Stig rip it through their track was also pretty cool. The car is a freakin tank.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm reminded of the episode of TopGear where James May takes the Veyron up to 253mph. When he discussed it with Clarkson in the studio after the feature, James said the experience was very relaxing. Clarkson mentioned when taking a car like the Koenigsegg up to its top speed it feels like it's going rip itself apart.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think it has to do with weight. The Veyron is quite heavy, whereas the CCX, SSC Aero are much lighter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We were at the Geneva Motor show and took this ultra-hi-res Gigapan image of the Centenaire. Check it out. Let's you zoom in on every little gorgeous detail.

      http://www.image-engineers.com/images_matter_blog/2009/3/6/gigapan-geneva-motor-show-main-floor.html
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dear Bugatti:

      MAKE A NEW BLEEDING MODEL.

      hugs n' kisses,
      Davin
      • 5 Years Ago
      These "special edition" Bugattis make no sense to me at all.
      You can already order this car in any color combo you may want so for my
      $2 000 000 I think I'd come up with something original.
      • 5 Years Ago
      :O ! wallpaper material! , amazing paint job.
      • 5 Years Ago
      may i be the first to propose a 2 year moratorium on the word "bespoke"? seriously.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is this one bound for Dubai as well?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bleugatti!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Blue > every other color.
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