Introducing special-edition Veyrons at the world's major car shows seems to be the norm for Bugatti as--fresh from debuting the Grand Sport Vitesse at the Geneva Motor Show only last March--the French-by-origin carmaker has now unveiled the Grand Sport Wei Long at the ongoing Beijing Auto Show.
Jointly developed by Bugatti and porcelain manufacturer Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur, the Grand Sport Wei Long is fitted with porcelain-made dragon relief sculptures on the body and in the cabin, "endowing the car with deep Chinese cultural heritage." Incidentally, Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur is the same outfit Bugatti collaborated with for the porcelain-clad Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport "L'Or Blanc".
Elaborate dragon sculptures are also present on the oil and fuel cap, while the car's white polished exterior and carmine red interior give it an air of elegance and nobility. Its headrests are embroidered with the Chinese “Dragon” character, while the handcrafted 100-percent silk floor mats are embossed with the same character. Serving as the highlight to the Grand Sport Wei Long’s interior is the exquisite center piece with a white porcelain dragon relief sculpture "with every detail of a dragon’s body so vividly carved and elaborated."
According to Bugatti, the Grand Sport Wei Long is a one-off model that has a value of €1.58 million (over P89 million). Worth it?