Another week, another special edition Veyron – and this one’s made from porcelain. Sort of.
Bugatti has announced a partnership with Königliche Porzellan-Manufatur of Berlin, a German porcelain specialist whose ceramic trim adorns much of the new Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc.
Porcelain? So my new Bugatti Veyron is a toilet on wheels!
Hardly. The new L’Or Blanc – that’s white gold in French – is based on the Grand Sport and uses porcelain in seven locations around the car.
There’s even a dish in the centre console that can be used as a caviar tray. Bugatti certainly knows its market.
How much is the new Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc?
A very cool £1.5 million. And they’re only building one L’Or Blanc, so you’ll have to hurry. It’s not been sold yet. But don’t worry, despite the odd materials, it’ll still hit 253mph.
‘The L’Or Blanc is evidence of the capabilities of the craftsmen at both brands,’ says Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti’s director of design.
We presume the porcelain trim will be very practical, with excellent wipe-clean properties and water resistance as standard.
Would you have to be potty to buy one?
Well, all standard Veyron coupes have been sold, but you can still order one of the last Grand Sport roadsters or a tweaked-up Super Sport.
And by the sounds of the new Veyron L’Or Blanc, there will be one or two new special editions still to come. The mind boggles what might arrive next.