To this year's Beijing Motor Show, Bugatti showed up with a special Veyron called Black Bess. It's the fifth in a series of six Legend editions that pay homage to a figure from the Alsatian marque's considerable history – in this case legendary French aviator Roland Garros. Now it's released a promo video showing off the stunning (if mechanically unaltered) black Vitesse roadster.

Not that Bugatti will need any help selling the Black Bess edition, of which only three will be made. Despite their $3 million price tags, Bugatti has sold every one of the previous four Legend runs, helping it move those last examples of the legendary Veyron before it can move on to the next chapter in its history.

Like any other Vitesse, the Black Bess edition packs a 6.0-liter, quad-turbo W16 engine driving 1,184 horsepower to all four wheels. What sets this special edition apart is the lustrous black paint, 24-carat gold accents and uniquely decorated cream leather interior with historic story-boards of classic Bugatti T18 and airplanes on the door panels. All of which may strike you as rather silly, but makes for a rather stunning vehicle highlighted in the video below.


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      Eeti
      • 1 Year Ago
      8.0 liter*
      Fenix Baby
      • 1 Year Ago
      More like the Bugatti BULE (butt ugly limited edition).
      Goahead
      • 1 Year Ago
      How long Bugatti is going to beat this model to death with so many variations?
        zero
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Goahead
        What about Pagani and Koenigsegg that released different variant of the same model i.e. respectly Zonda and CC family including the Agera? What about the Countach that was available for 20 years from 1970 to 1990?
          Eeti
          • 1 Year Ago
          @zero
          Bugatti haters don't need your facts!
          Eeti
          • 1 Year Ago
          @zero
          And by the way, there are +30 different Lamborghini Gallardo versions.
        dfkd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Goahead
        They're losing ~$6mill every time they sell one, so they're in deep enough that it doesn't really matter now...
        BLS
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Goahead
        @dfkd Clarify your comment. Are you saying the marginal cost to manufacture 1 Veyron is $8 million? Or are you taking the total cost of the program divided by 500 (or so).
          dfkd
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BLS
          Found it! http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/09/daily-chart-18?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/tr/zoomsputteraagghhh
      ffelix422
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car needs to end...
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can get a who Ferrari and lambo collection for $3 million bucks
      Bobby Robinson
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's time for something new Bugatti. This design is getting kind of long in the tooth.
        Edsel
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bobby Robinson
        A Bugatti minivan or a 3/4 ton pickup would be splendid!
      bootsnchaps60
      • 1 Year Ago
      Black Bess is an unfortunate choice for a name as the last Black Bess was a stillborn 57 Packard. Veryron has more cosmetic makeovers of old bodies than AMC. Fresh out of ideas? Intimidated by following up?
      kesando
      • 1 Year Ago
      My favorite Veyron yet
      ebauer427
      • 1 Year Ago
      as other comments have indicated the Veyron is indeed getting old and this edition looks like something Burt Reynolds would drive. However, there's no denying that the Veyron will go down in history as an incredible achievement in engineering, something that's true to the Bugatti brand and will be valuable & collectible forever. Well done VW, well done.
      dfkd
      • 1 Year Ago
      Classy yet presumptuous. Perfect
      FRENZIED
      • 1 Year Ago
      Beautiful! It's missing the grill-point. ?
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perfect ad for old geezers (aka wall street bankers) who is likely going to buy this... unfortunately it's going to be a garage queen rather than the driving excitement that the ad depicts.
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