In partnership with HermÃ¨s, designer Gabriele Pezzini has married the distinctive HermÃ¨s style to the legendary Bugatti Veyron 16.4. We give you an exclusive look at the one and only unit here.
Photos: Joel Tam
The Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès, revealed to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008 melds the high-end designer touches of Hermès and superlative performance of the Bugatti Veyron to create so painfully unique.
Delivering 1001 horsepower and capable of reaching 407 km/h with its 16-cylinder 8-litre “W” configuration engine. The Veyron is the fastest production car ever made.
As fast as it goes, it stops superbly too, carbon-fibre discs provide brake pressure of up to 180 bars, combined with eight-piston monobloc callipers and titanium pistons fitted with fine steel heads and ceramic heat protectors.
Apply the brakes at speeds above 200 km/h, and the rear wing acts as an airbrake, augmenting the Bugatti Veyron’s already impressive stopping power. At 400 km/h, emergency braking will bring the sports car to a complete halt in less than 10 seconds.
Brought into Singapore in this indigo blue and vermilion combination by Wearnes Automotive, the car features eight-spoked wheels in polished aluminium, central butterfly wheel locks branded with the letter H, and air vents around the rims reproducing the characteristics appearance of HermÃ¨s saddle-stitching.
The horseshoe radiator grille and the lateral ventilation grilles flanking it, are made from lightweight alloys with a design of interlocking H’s evoking the HermÃ¨s “signature”.
The inner surfaces of the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par HermÃ¨s have been designed and sheathed in bull calfskin by the HermÃ¨s workshops in Paris.
Door handles echo the fluid forms of handles on HermÃ¨s travel bags and luggage. The dashboard, traditionally finished in brushed aluminium, is clad entirely in bull calfskin.
Passengers aboard will find a dashboard glove compartment designed to hold a selection of small travel accessories and a zipped HermÃ¨s wallet.
Both seats are covered in two-toned bull calfskin, and the panel separating the cockpit from the central rear engine — traditionally made of carbon fibre- is covered in the same fine leather.
The leather-lined trunk holds a specially-fitted “Toile H” and leather case, hand-made by the craftmen from the HermÃ¨s workshops.