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Bugatti Veyron ‘Les Legendes de Bugatti': Meo Costantini edition
Meo was a good friend of Ettore Bugatti, who headed up the factory race team for many years and even drove the Bugatti Type 35 to two Targa Florio victories in 1925 and 1926.
And so we come to the third special edition - yes, another one - of the car Top Gear magazine recently declared the greatest of the last 20 years.
Meo's Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse is like the first two Legends: no mechanical changes underneath, but a trim and paintjob special. There's a carbon fibre body, with aluminium wings, doors and corners of the front bumpers. It's blue - because blue is the classic French motorsport colour - with the silhouette of the Targa Florio race course painted on the underside of the rear air brake in homage to Meo's double victory there. A little classier than super-gluing a Nürburgring sticker on the back of your ratty MX-5.
Inside, there's a blue-and-cognac colour scheme, blue stitching and Meo's signature embroided into the headrests. Just three will be made, each costing around £2.1m.