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Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc - A porcelain trimmed Bug

By Rigval on 12 Jul 2011

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If you weren’t aware already, Bugatti has sold the last of its Veyron supercar. Only 300 units of this hypercar have or will be built and the last few have already found buyers. I suppose this is fine and dandy as it shows you there are at least 300 individuals with enough money to plonk down over a million Euros for a car. Of course it isn’t any ordinary car. Now one of the last versions will have trimmings in porcelain. Fine Bone China to be precise. And not the type of ceramic that makes up a toilet bowl mind you.

This special one off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is called the Bugatti L’Or Blanc and sports high quality porcelain on its exterior as well as the interior. The L’Or Blanc is designed in conjunction with porcelain manufacturer Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (Royal Porcelain Manufacture Berlin) of Germany and they porcelain stuff they made for the car includes wheel centres, the fuel cap and large 'EB' badge at the rear for the exterior. The interior gets a porcelain dish cum caviar tray (why do you need a caviar dish in a car is beyond me) on the centre console, a porcelain Elephant on the rear bulkhead between the seats and some other bits and bobs here and there. The porcelain company’s logo is also etched on the Veyron’s leather seats.

Aside from the corny sounding caviar dish in a car, the other thing about using porcelain is that is it quite heavy and brittle since it IS porcelain. I mean have you ever picked up a dinner plate recently? It isn’t a lightweight material like carbon fiber, aluminium or titanium. It is quite the opposite actually but a Bugatti Veyron with a little of porcelain shouldn’t suffer from performance issues. Especially since it have over a thousand horsepower.

I suppose car manufacturers want to try something new occasionally and the ultra rich sometimes want some eccentricity in their toys too. The Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc will cost its lucky owner 1.65million Euros.

I wonder what’s next? A platinum lined interior for the upcoming Bugatti 4 door super saloon? The world’s most expensive metal. For your information, the price of platinum currently hovers around US$1,815 per ounce, compared to US$1,505.91 per ounce for gold. No one has lined the interior of a car with Platinum. So I think it’s about time for some real platinum for some interior or exterior trim.

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Rigval
Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.



 
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