The Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc was famous for two things, its $2.3 million price tag, and its intensive use of porcelain trim pieces. Bugatti has a new, one-off Grand Sport model that picks up where the L’Or Blanc left off, and it’s called the Wei Long 2012.
The car’s full name is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long 2012, and it’s a 252-mph celebration of the Chinese year of the dragon. To celebrate, Bugatti turned to Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin, the porcelain manufacturer that made the trim pieces for the L’Or Blanc Grand Sport. Konigliche, in turn, made porcelain dragon sculptures for the Bug’s oil and fuel caps, and two porcelain panels mounted on the transmission tunnel and between the seats. All porcelain sculptures are finished in white, a perfect complement to the Veyron’s white-on-white exterior color scheme.
On the inside, the seats are upholstered in red leather, and the headrests get red embroidery with the Chinese character for dragon. That same character is repeated on the floormats, which are reportedly 100 percent silk and handmade. The car also sits atop polished wheels with red painted inserts.
As for the rest of the car, it’s a typical Veyron Grand Sport. It’s powered by the familiar 8-liter, quad-turbo W-16 engine that makes 1001 horsepower, gets from 0-60 mph in an estimated 2.7 seconds, and tops out at 252 miles per hour with the top up and 229 mph with the top down.
The one-off Wei Long 2012, like the Veyron Grand Sport upon which it’s based, won’t come cheap, and won’t be available for long. It’ll cost 1.58 million Euros ($2.08 million), and Bugatti is only making one.