Bugatti “White Gold” Supercar worth £1.6m Made of Porcelain
I want to write about something special about supercar. Actually, I had written about supercar on my hubs. But I don’t know how this hub seems special to me. The story was begun when I read the local newspaper yesterday. The big headline said “The supercar worth £1.6million made by porcelain”. It’s kind a joke or true. As we know, porcelain usually made for cups or plates. I can’t imagine when the supercar made by porcelain. Wow...this could be amazing concept and luxurious as well. I can’t wait for long and my detective instinct force to search more about this car. I want to know how this car attracted many people, even some people came from another countries to see this car from very close range.
A little history of Bugatti
Bugatti itself was well known for the beauty of it design. Who is the man behind this car? Ettore Bugatti is the man from a family of artists and he produced his first car in 1910 with his own name affixed to the grille. He won for the large number of races. The car was built by Automobiles Ettore Bugatti in Molsheim, near Strasbourg in France. Bugatti was a family business. Unfortunately, the Bugatti company closed its doors after World War II, where many European car companies struggled to survive. But, the luck still belongs to Bugatti. Volkswagen Group, a Germany car maker bought the Bugatti name in 1998. Volkswagen reopened the factory in Molsheim with new and modern facilities. This company promise to live up to Etttore Bugatti's standards. For the first masterpiece, the company built Bugatti Veyron 16.4 as a million-dollar supercar with more than 1000 hp, in 2005.
Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc or "White Gold" supercar
Let’s back to the topic. Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc is another masterpiece from Bugatti. This car was first presented at the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach in August 2011 and Frankfurt show in September 2011. Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc was created in partnership with the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin (KPM). This company was better known for making high-end tea sets. A burning process at 1200°C was used, completed by the application of five layers of lacquer specific and also the pristine material at various locations in the cabin. The ceramic material touched the dam water exterior details, engine house to rear wing. Some interior detail also got a touch of ceramics, such as: center cluster, door trim sectors and brake pedals. The whole body of the car looks like a beautiful ceramic, a unique blend of blue violet color with shiny white graphic in all ceramic body made this car looks luxurious and unique. Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc as a masterpiece and a tribute to the ‘Stelvio Pass’, a legendary stretch of road in Italy.
We can see from the picture inside the hub this car looks shiny and smooth from the outside. The ceramic materials also applied in exterior features, like: badges, filler caps and wheel caps. This car also called as “White Gold” super car as the first automotive application of the use of porcelain. This car was sold to a super-wealthy Saudi Arabian customer. It’s like “unusual idea” for the car use ceramic material. Titanium body, carbon or other metals may have been common in others car, but ceramic is the first applied in the Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc. Dr. Stefan Brungs, Director of Sales and Marketing Bugatti Automobiles said that the coating application is an unusual idea, moreover in the world's fastest convertible. Bugatti want to transform a unique idea into beautiful art, he also added.
The Bugatti “White Gold” supercar specification
There are numerous factors why this car called supercar, without leaving the excessive speed. Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc is a special one with only one exemplar in the world and evidence of hard work of the craftsmen in the brand. It use 8-litre W16 engine and developed with a mammoth 1,000bhp. The acceleration about 0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds, 0-124mph in 7.3 secs and 0-186mph in 16.7 secs. Top speed: up to 407 km/h. Breaking: 62mph - 0mph in 31.4 metres. Carbon dioxide emissions: 596g/km. Finishing : two-tone. Accessories: ceramic pieces on the exterior. Home modifications: Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur (Berlin, Germany). Cost: £1.6 million.
The "White Gold" supercar in Paris
The newspaper reported that rare veyron (Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc) in a parking in Paris and then in front of the Hotel Plaza Athenee. It's unusual view in the street of Paris, French. A car with the price about £1.6 million suddenly attracted many people, because this car has never been seen on the road in Europe as the world’s first car which wear the finest porcelain on its body. When the rumours started spread quickly, the 'car-parazzi' packed their tripods and went to French. They came from France, Holland, England and Germany. They really curious with this car and they arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel where the “white gold” supercar parked. About 15 photographers captured the rare moment, including Tim Burton (24 years old) from England. After hearing the rumours, he won't miss the opportunity to see this car with his own eyes. He was lucky, because the car was parked out on the road. As quoted Daily Mail, Wednesday (25/5). Together with other photographers, he captured this scene into beautiful pictures. The rare moment wouldn’t come twice.