Bugatti presents Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu at Pebble Beach
Bugatti never seems to tire of churning out special editions of its already special Veyron supercar. But last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the most exclusive of automakers premiered the Veyron Grand Sport, a highly-anticipated open-top version of the million-euro exotic. And this year Bugatti returned to Monterey with the Sang Bleu, the first special edition of the Grand Sport, as the latest in a long string of celebrations for the Alsatian marque's centenary.
Like the Pur Sang and Sang Noir editions of the fixed-roof Veyron that came before, the Sang Bleu is all about showcasing the car's bare materials. The exterior of the car is finished in polished aluminum, but the contrasting dark blue panels, rather than being painted blue, have actually had their bare carbon fiber tinted to achieve the desired effect, with special wheels painted to match. Like the quartet of individual Centenaire editions and the one-of-a-kind Bleu Centenaire that came before, the Grand Sport Sang Bleu is the only one of its kind. And while it may not be the all-new Bordeaux model we originally anticipated, for its 100th anniversary Bugatti deserves all the celebrations it wants.
Gallery: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu