Some consider the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport to be a piece of rolling art, while others consider the real masterpiece to be the engineering feats to be what lies underneath. Impressively, French artist Bernar Venet has managed to combine these two notions in one dramatic special edition model: the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet.

Venet, whose works can be found everywhere from New Zealand to Versailles, confessed that he initially thought it unnecessary to alter what he already considered a work of art. The French painter and sculptor drew inspiration from Bugatti's engineering equations that led to the development of the Veyron. The numbers and functions were placed on the bodywork in such away that it appears they are being blown off the Grand Sport as it drives at speed. These equations are also stitched into the interior, and the finishing touches come in small replicas of Vanet's works on the oil cap, filler cap and the center console.

The Bugatti Grand Sport Venet will be on display at the Rubell Family collection during Art Basel Miami Beach, which runs through December 9. Check out the video below to see Venet discuss creating this high-speed work of art, surrounded by his own works.


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      sparrk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Art ? really ? It's just a bunch of numbers and Greek letters painted on a car.
      wonky donky.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fairly rushed & uninspired. This is not art. It's a quick sketch by someone who dropped out of Architecture school and got some pickup work doing corporate sculpture for $.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here's what's sure to be a Top Gear top tip: if you're considering letting a man who claims to be an artist borrow your Bugatti Veyron and a sharpie, don't.
      n.bob2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man I hate "art cars".
      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      Every Bugatti is a work of art. This one ain't the first.
      anon
      • 2 Years Ago
      fastest art, aka F-ART
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am impressed, successfully made an ugly car looks even worse.
      Schwingaling
      • 2 Years Ago
      reminds me of the opening credits of breaking bad
      Nicholas
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car looks decent from a distance, but as you approach, the numbers become visible and ruin the coarse fade from orange to black. Am I the only one here that thinks the Veyron looks like a bar of soap? It's a very well built car, but pretty it is not.
        VinnieL
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nicholas
        Couldn't agree more. This car is for the truly tasteless. Proof that money does not buy class.
      Leviathan18
      • 2 Years Ago
      amazing, the best version yet of this car
      Valverde and Boesch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Idk who this would appeal to maybe Einstein.... Wheel package is horrible also. If I had the money I wouldn't pay extra for some graffiti package. If I wanted art and the fastest car I'd already have both anyways.
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      First of all, half of those formulas don't even apply to automobile engineering, secondly is that rust I see?
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