2011 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport LOr Blanc review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 , 06:09:19 byAngela

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L`Or Blanc

The 2011 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L'Or Blanc is a fast and exclusive vehicle that will be displayed at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show. The Grand Sport L'Or Blanc boasts a striking scarlet paintwork, proving how many different possibilities are available to Grand Sport customers. As a premiere, the L'Or Blanc integrates porcelain in both the design and the interior. Wolfgang Durheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., stated in Frankfurt that their cooperation with the Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin opened a new chapter related to creating pieces of automotive art and that was precisely what made them stand out from other brands. They loved taking new challenges and bringing the extravagant idea of using porcelain in a super sport car kept them with the high quality and aesthetics that Bugatti was known for.
The "L'Or Blanc," with its blue and white paintwork and the second red Grand Sport reflect Bugatti's Tricolore concept for the IAA. The Grand Sport reaches a maximum speed of 350 km/h with the polycarbonate panorama roof open and 407 km/h while the roof closed.

"L'Or Blanc" - One-of-a-kind Bugatti Grand Sport on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show


Just 108 of the limited Grand Sport models still available


For the first time in eight years, Bugatti, a brand renowned for producing the world's fastest and most exclusive vehicles, will be appearing at the IAA. To mark the occasion, Bugatti is bringing a spectacular piece of automotive artwork: The Grand Sport L'Or Blanc, a one off vehicle created in collaboration with the K?nigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM), a historic porcelain company based in the German capital. Bugatti will also be showcasing a second open roadster in Frankfurt. With its striking scarlet paintwork, this second design reveals just how many different possibilities are available to Grand Sport customers.



The "L'Or Blanc": The World's Fastest Piece of Porcelain


The one-of-a-kind "L'Or Blanc" is the world's first car to feature porcelain in both the body design and the interior. The impressive paintwork, which could pass for a piece of abstract art, is based on the roads on the Stelvio Pass in Italy. "In cooperation with the Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin Bugatti turns a totally new page when it comes to creating pieces of automotive art," said Wolfgang Durheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., at the company's press conference at the IAA. "This is precisely what makes us stand out from other brands. We are not afraid of the extravagant idea to use porcelain in a super sport car. We love taking on new challenges and bringing these ideas to life in keeping with the high quality and aesthetics that Bugatti is known for." Bugatti is carrying on in the tradition of its founder, Ettore, who loved to experiment with new materials.


The "L'Or Blanc," with its blue and white paintwork and the second red Grand Sport reflect Bugatti's Tricolore concept for the IAA. However, these are just two examples from the diverse range of options available to Bugatti customers in the next few years. With the polycarbonate panorama roof open, the Grand Sport has a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), while with the roof closed it can hit a maximum speed of 407 km/h (253 mph), not only making it the fastest convertible in the world but also the fastest super sports car authorised for use on public roads. So far, 42 orders have been placed from the limited run of 150 1001 hp roadster, which means there are still 108 available for any interested customers.