Celebrating the cool Bugatti car at the 2009 Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza, Bugatti presented 4 “Centenary” models! to mark the company’s 100th anniversary. The four new cars are part of the Bugatti’s centenary celebrations paying tribute to four legendary Bugatti drivers who drove the Type 35 racing car prior to World War II. These include French driver Jean-Pierre Wimille, Italian driver Achille Varzi, English driver Malcolm Campbell and German driver Hermann Zu Leininger.
The Bugatti brand is almost inextricably linked to the Type 35. The Type 35 Grand Prix was by far one of Bugatti’s most successful racing models and its unmistakable radiator grille and 8 spoke aluminum wheels have become one of the coolest features of Bugattis latest efforts, namely the Veyron.
Each of the four new Veyron Centenaire Editions get their own specially mixed color scheme, and these colors consist of blue, red, beige and green. Additionally, other exclusive aesthetic details include the grille, front wings, and doors being made of polished aluminum to give off a mirror effect. Inside, the headrests bear one of the signatures of the four legendary drivers, and there is also a special commemorative plate detailing the significance of the cars.