Bugatti Launches Artistic Special Edition Veyron Grand Sport

By Paul Joseph

Supercar makers Bugatti have teamed up with French conceptual artist Bernar Venet to create a special edition of the Veyron Grand Sport.

Designed to be showcased at the Art Basel Miami Beach event taking place in Florida this week, the Veyron Grand Sport Venet features dozens of maths and science formulas used by engineers to develop the car daubed across its rusted metal exterior finish.

The aesthetic theme continues on the car’s interior, with bright orange formulas on the door panels and rusted dash panels and leather trims.

In terms of performance, the car is based on the original Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, featuring a quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W-16 engine that offers a top speed of 252mph (224mph with the
roof down).

Speaking about the project, Mr Venet said: “A Bugatti is already a work of art in itself, one that transports both its beholder and its driver into new dimensions of reality.

“I realised how I could translate my passion for mathematical equations and scientific treatises into three-dimensional form.

"My works are usually self-referential, so I found the idea of translating the equations of the Bugatti engineers onto the bodywork of the car very appealing.”

The special edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet is on show at the Rubell Family Collection exhibition at Art Basel until December 9th.

By Paul Joseph