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The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet In Action (Video)

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On: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 10:26AM | By: Chris Weiss


The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet In Action (Video)

Hypercar manufacturers like Bugatti and Pagani sure do love special edition models. The latest to show its skin is the Grand Sport Venet, an artsy supercar that was designed specifically for Art Basel Miami Beach.

More so than nearly any other car line, the Veyron is defined by numbers. It packs a knee-quaking combination of 1,001 horses (or 1,200 in Super Sport tune) and 16 cylinders. It can hit 62 mph in an eye-blinkingly quick 2.5 seconds. The Super Sport version holds the world record at 267.8 mph. And on and on.

With the help of French artist Bernar Venet, the Grand Sport Venet highlights some different numbers. At the front of its two-tone paint scheme is a series of floating numbers and mathematical equations that look like a surreal scene out of a science fiction movie. It's like the contents of Einstein's brain just spilled all over a $2 million supercar.

Far more interesting than the equations you might remember scrawled on a high school chalkboard, the numbers are painted as though they're being blown backwards by the wind whistling over the curvaceous bonnet. The formulas themselves are taken directly from the Veyron's engineering, providing a bit of method to the numerical madness. The car also has special edition gas and oil cap artwork.

The copper-orange numbers leap off a dark brown body, and the orange and brown theme continues inside. The interior is covered in brown leather trim and the door panels have orange formulas. A metal plate that matches the gas and oil caps sits between the seats.

As more of an art car than a special edition tune, the Veyron Grand Sport Venet keeps its mechanicals stock, meaning the 'standard' 1,001-hp W-16 engine runs the show.

The video below takes a behind the scenes look at its design.


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