The Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc is a one-of-a-kind car crafted with porcelain. The porcelain goes through impact and wear testing to make sure it doesn’t break on the road. This masterpiece is worth $US2.4 million. The following is a transcript of the video.
This Bugatti Veyron is worth $US2.4 million. It’s made with porcelain. Bugatti calls it “L’Or Blanc,” or white gold.
Supercar Blondie: Bugatti himself always wanted to combine materials, unconventional materials that you wouldn’t usually see in a car, in cars. And they have continued on his legacy in that way by teaming up with a porcelain factory and creating this masterpiece.
Presenter Supercar Blondie got to experience the one-of-a-kind Bugatti. She is reportedly the third person to ever drive the car.
Supercar Blondie: This is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc meaning white gold because when we get it out into the sunshine, the white shines so brilliantly it’s like white gold.
Designers at Bugatti were inspired by craftsmen at KPM (Royal Porcelain Factory). Bugatti watched craftsmen hand paint porcelain. They realised the art of brush stroking is similar to the process car designers use.
Supercar Blondie: These are all hand-painted lines.
The porcelain went through impact and wear testing to make sure it doesn’t break on the road. Porcelain is displayed throughout the car.
Supercar Blondie: Here you’ve got the dancing elephant and that’s all porcelain of course.
Porcelain fuel door. Porcelain caviar bowl. Porcelain badge. Even the hubcaps are porcelain.
Supercar Blondie: Just the idea itself is so unique. It’s like having artwork in your car. It’s staged, there. It’s like hanging it on your wall at home but you’re hanging it in your car.
The L’Or Blanc has two keys. Ignition key. Speed key. The speed key adjusts suspension and aerodynamics.
Supercar Blondie: Wouldn’t you love having this in the garage? Honestly, if you came down every day and you got to look at this in your garage wouldn’t that just make you happy?
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