Talking about super sport cars and how it all started, the Bugatti Type 18 can be named as one of the first ever street legal super sports car in automotive history. With a top speed of 160 km/h, the Type 18 was one of the fastest road vehicles in the world at the time and a direct forerunner of today’s world speed record-holding Bugatti Veyron. The fifth Legend model in the successful six-part Edition “Les Legendes de Bugatti“ pays tribute to the Type 18 “Black Bess”, which was named after a famous British racehorse.
Both, the Vitesse* Legend car “Black Bess“, as well as the original Type 18, will be on display at Auto China Beijing 2014. It somehow does make sense, as the car was originally named after a horse, it is the year of the horse after all and perhaps this is Bugatti’s way to appeal to the larger Chinese market. Decked out in plenty of gold trimmings, this car is definitely a sight to behold. Check out the gallery below.