That”s one cracking motor! Brave owner parks his unique 1.6m£ Bugatti Veyron supercar made of PORCELAIN in Paris streetThe 253 mph car drew a crowd after being spotted outside a Parisian hotel during its first sighting in Europe
It must require nerves of steel to drive a £1.6million one-off porcelain supercar through Paris’ notoriously congested streets, let alone parallel park it.
The super-wealthy owner of this astonishing Veyron L”Or Blanc – or White Gold – must have breathed a sigh of relief when it arrived at the hotel unscathed.
This unique edition of the 253mph, 1,000bhp car – created in conjunction with a firm that usually makes tea pots – had never been seen on the road in Europe.
Exclusive: The 253mph car, which is the worlds first car to “wear the finest porcelain on its body”, arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, and soon drew a crowd of onlookers
And when rumours started circling it had popped up in Paris, the “car-parazzi” packed their tripods before heading for France.
Fans from England, France, Holland andGermany quickly arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel where they found theworld”s first car to ‘wear the finest porcelain on its body’.
Tim Burton, 24, drove down from London after hearing the rumours. He said: ‘I heard the one-off Veyron had been seen in Paris and I couldn”t miss the opportunity to head to France and see it with my own eyes.
‘Fortunately it was parked out on the road and what an amazing car it truly is.’
Drawing a crowd: Fans from England, France, Holland and Germany quickly arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel where they found the world”s first car to “wear the finest porcelain on its body”
THE SUPER STATS FOR THE BUGATTI “WHITE GOLD” SUPERCAR
Cost: 1.6 millionNumber built: OneEngine: 8-litre W16Power: 1,001bhpAccleration: 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds, 0-124mph in 7.3 secs and 0-186mph in 16.7 secsTop speed: 253mph (with roof down: 217mph)Braking: 62mph – 0mph in 31.4 metres (DVLA figure = 73 metres)Carbon dioxide emissions: 596g/km (Toyota Prius: 92g/km)Average fuel economy: 10mpgFuel economy in town: 6.9mph
He was joined by a group who travelledfrom Dusseldorf, Germany while Dutchman Seger Giesbers, 18, said there were ‘at least’ 15 photographers at the scene when he arrived.
The 1.6 million L”or Blanc edition of the Veyron Super Sport model wasbuilt by Bugatti with help from a German ceramics company better known for making high-end tea sets.
As well as its swirly porcelain white and blue paint work, its exterior features filler caps, badges and wheel caps made from specially constructed from the material.
Bugatti”s design experts came with thepsychedelic blue and white paintjob as a tribute to the “Stelvio Pass”,a legendary stretch of road in Italy.
The supercar firm even went as far as describing the creation as an ‘unusual idea’, with the one-off vehicle sold to a super-wealthy Saudi Arabian customer.
It is powered by an 8-litre W16 enginewhich develops a mammoth 1,000bhp.
With this power it can accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 253mph.
Dr. Stefan Brungs, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bugatti Automobiles said at the time of the car”s launch in, last year: “At first, it seems to be an unusual idea to use porcelain in a car, especially in the world”s fastest convertible.
“But this is what Bugatti stands for: the realization of exceptional ideas whilst striving for the utmost in quality and aesthetics.
This allows us to continue Ettore Bugatti”s heritage, who himself loved to experiment with new materials.”
Glimpse: Rumours that the one-off Bugatti had popped up in Paris caused the “car-parazzi” to flock from across Europe in the hope of a sighting