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    January 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    It is one of the world’s fastest supercars, with a 252mph top speed that leaves rivals trailing in its wake. And now Italian car manufacturer Bugatti has revealed the science behind the Veyron’s astonishing top speed by covering the car in the sums used to power it. Conceptual artist Bernar Venet was asked by Bugatti to create his own design for the £1.5million Grand Sport model.

    So the Frenchman, 71, covered the convertible in the complex equations used by engineers in the Veyron’s construction. The result is a car which brings a new meaning to the phrase ‘Formula One’ – with the supercar looking more at home in a science lab or art gallery than on the road. But while it looks good sat still, the car’s forte remains its staggering performance – accelerating from 0-62mph in just 2.7 seconds.

    And Bugatti was clearly pleased with the result, with a spokesman gushing that the car was object that ‘integrates the symbol of speed with a fascinating, painterly exterior and an interior that alludes to haute couture’. The car’s interior also features the mathematical formulae which have been painstakingly stitched in orange onto the inside of the doors.

    Venet, who is based in New York, said: ‘A Bugatti is already a work of art in itself, one that transports both its beholder and its driver into new dimensions of reality. ‘I realised how I could translate my passion for mathematical equations and scientific treatises into three-dimensional form.’ ‘My works are usually self-referential. So I found the idea of translating the equations of the Bugatti engineers onto the bodywork of the car very appealing.’

    A standard Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport costs £1.5 million with the firm not releasing a price for its one-off Venet edition, which is currently on display at at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami.


  • Harry Cleary

    January 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Not a huge fan of wrapped cars, but that is sweet!

  • Martin Cole

    January 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    quote Harry Cleary:

    Not a huge fan of wrapped cars, but that is sweet!

    total agreement with you Harry…..probably best I’ve seen

  • Nicola McIntosh

    January 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    now that is nice, specially the different coloured wheels cant say i want one, cause i couldnt afford one :lol1: :lol1:

  • Robert Lambie

    January 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

    it is a bit different from the norm. more tasteful too… 😀

  • Cheryl Smith

    January 15, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Really well designed and the colour is classy….

  • Philip Houston

    January 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Excellent work!
    Subtle wraps always look best I think.

  • Gordon Connelly

    January 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Weeding that would be a nightmare…

  • Robert Lambie

    February 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    looking at it again, i cant say if i was paying £1 million Plus, i would go for a design/look like this. 😀 then again i doubt ill ever have such a choice! :lol1:

  • Martin Pearson

    February 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Not for me, I hate maths, it would give me a headache every time I looked at it lol

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