17 August 2009 - 13:00
Bleu is the colour
If the standard, boring, 746kW, open-top Veyron Grand Sport is just too commonplace for your exacting standards, how about a one-off Grand Sport Sang Bleu?
Bugatti unveiled this special edition convertible Veyron at Pebble Beach over the weekend. As the Sang Noir special edition Veyron featured a black-on-black livery, so the Sang Bleu – yep, it means ‘blue blood’ in French – is decked out in blue carbon fibre and polished aluminium.
Mechanically, the Sang Bleu identical to the standard Veyron Grand Sport – though it’s tough to argue with a thousand-bhp 8.0-litre W16 engine and a 0-100km/h time comfortably under three seconds.
So, yeah, we’ll take one, please. Ta. But we can’t helping wondering whether Bugatti is slightly confusing the term ‘special edition’ with the term ‘paintjob’. Gorgeous as the Sang Bleu is, can they keep claiming another special edition each time they paint a Veyron in a new colour?
Maybe this is how to add value to your knackered old Holden Barina come resale time. Paint the bonnet and roof in some improbable shade of fluorescent yellow – to contrast nicely with the beige doors – call it the Nova Coeur Jaune and add $1000 to the part-ex value. Another recession-busting Top Gear Top Tip there…
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I agree on the changing of the colour it is the same engine but a different colour and it gats called a complete different thing
the paintjob is very beautiful. its funny you mention the Barina thing. we've got a 10yr old holden barina that if we had enough money to buy another car, we'd have to sell, cause things keep going wrong. so thanks for the idea on how to make more money off it.
While i think the Veyron is a masterpiece in the car world - i never have liked the way it looks!! The boys call it the Bug - like Cockroach!!
It does have a very exclusive Paint job and wheels but why does it need to have a completley different name? I really love the Sang Bleu but the colour should just be an option when purchasing the Veyron, not a whole new name. Especially when only the Paint has been changed