It may be a bit of a stretch to find similarities between pianos and sportscars, but bear with us. Both are made to perform, both have pedals and wheels (albeit of radically different size), and both tend to cost around the same. Unless you're talking about a Bugatti, which would set you back more than any piano this side of a Bösendorfer with serious pedigree.

Well, Bugatti has just drawn an even closer parallel with this latest edition of the Veyron Vitesse roadster. And not by applying some black lacquered trim pieces, either. When celebrated concert pianist Lang Lang visited the factory at Château St. Jean in Molsheim, Bugatti took the wraps off this unique Vitesse with a high-contrast black and white finish inspired by a piano keyboard.

The treatment, which also echoes a specific Type 57 Atalante, continues inside with white leather embroidered with black stitching to mimic sheet music, with gold plating on the steering wheel, wheel hubs and fuel cap. Lang Lang even signed the center console with a gold marker. Best of all, spool up that sixteen-cylinder engine and it'll make sweeter music to our ears than any piano ever could.


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      razorpit
      • 1 Year Ago
      Piano lessons, who knew?
      JonZeke
      • 1 Year Ago
      "it'll make sweeter music to our ears than any piano ever could." Have you heard the Bugatti mill at idle and/or full chat? Sweet music the monster doth not make. Awesome? Sure. Wagnerian perhaps, or Holtz even. Definitely Germanic, definitely heavy metal. But a Moonlight Sonata in C? Not even close. Try the Italians for that.
        Brett
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JonZeke
        I was thinking the same thing. I have oil in my blood, but I'd rather listen to even a moderately talented pianist play Clair de Lune than just about any vehicle's music.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Asians are known for their big pianists.
      Jabbit
      • 1 Year Ago
      Some say it is dated, but I still enjoy the car. Me like like.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess concert pianists are better paid than I thought.
      barrykyle415@mac.com
      Isn't every Bugatti made for the person buying it, and therefore, a "special" edition?
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      Speaking of the "losing $6.2 million" thing. I have to wonder how any boutique hypercar manufacturer can stay afloat. With all Volkswagen's manufacturing capability and economies of scale, they still lose almost triple the asking cost? Good luck ever seeing an Ultimate Aero Tuatara any time soon. They only made the first one work by using OEM parts like Focus headlamps and that led to it looking horrifying and selling maybe 3 or 4 examples.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Veyron Special Editions = palate swapping.
      Justin Espinosa
      • 1 Year Ago
      I seen him in the Santa Fe opera house, amazing pianist and that color combination looks good!
        imoore
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Justin Espinosa
        But those pink pants just don't blend in.
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who's Who's Lang Lang?
      rebman70
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought Lang Lang was the panda bear.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      In other words they are desperate to sell in the chinese market.
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