Bugatti builds one specialty Veyron with procelain accents

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Bugatti has developed a $2.2 million special edition of the Veyron Grand Sport model with porcelain accents, including a caviar tray.

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The L’Or Blanc, the first vehicle equipped with porcelain, according to Bugatti, is a joint effort between Volkswagen AG’s supercar brand and Berlin-based KPM.

The latter company is a 248-year-old porcelain maker that traces its roots to King Frederick the Great of Prussia.

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The roadster, which will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, was recently unveiled in Berlin.

“Installing porcelain in the world’s fastest convertible car seems like a pretty odd idea,” said a Bugatti spokesperson. “But Bugatti has made a name for itself by not shying away from extravagant ideas.”

With Lamborghini and Bently, Volkswagen purchased Bugatti in 1998. Under VW’s ownership, the brand founded by Italian-born car designer Ettore Bugatti, started production of the two-door Veyron 16.4 in 2005. The last of 300 models of the limited series was sold n June.

Bugatti, which makes about 50 cars a year from its headquarters in Molsheim, France, may build the four-door 16C Galibier model after getting the go-ahead from Germany-based VW.

The model has a 1,000-horsepower engine and may cost about $1.4 million.

The L’Or Blanc, painted in vibrant white with royal blue lines curving along the exterior, was developed as a one-of-a-kind model for an unidentified businessman from the United Arab Emirates, who has a collection of about 800 cars.

The vehicle features 12 porcelain elements, including wheel badges and fuel and oil caps.

A panel depicting an elephant standing on its hind legs, a Bugatti symbol, is mounted between the seats. A scepter, the logo of KPM given to the company in 1763, is inlaid at the top of the windshield.

The porcelain dish, in the center console, can serve as a caviar tray when used with an ice bucket that’s part of a specially designed picnic set.

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