Very few people are going to be able to afford to have a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse occupying their garage. Instead, you might opt for a scale model of the hypercar, but even that could be out of your price range, at least if you’re talking about Amalgam’s 1:8 scale White Edition model. You can put this one-off, hand-crafted model on your shelf for just $12,000.
The model was designed specifically for Bugatti’s designer Etienne Salome and pays tribute to the artist’s skill. The modeled is built based on the roadster version of Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012. Named the Grand Sport Vitesse, the car is officially the fastest open-top production car in the world, logging an impressive 254.04 miles per hour. That speed came thanks to the Grand Sport’s reworked 8-liter engine and its 1,184 braking horsepower. It wasn’t just power that got the Grand Sport up to such a high speed; Bugatti also reworked the aerodynamics, changing up the front and rear. The exterior is completely carbon fiber, dropping the weight considerably. A roof spoiler adds to the unique profile of the car, but also serves to reduce wind noise.
The scale model can’t log those kinds of speeds, but it does perfectly reproduce the look of the Grand Sport. Amalgam used resources provided by Bugatti to create the model, including archive imagery and drawings, materials, and even original finishes. They also employed the original CAD and used digital scanning of the original car to get every detail down perfectly. To further ensure accuracy, the model was inspected by Bugatti’s engineering and design teams. Amalgam did such a good job that Salome approved it himself. It comes with a signed plaque, certificate, and an original hand sketch of the Grand Sport Vitesse’s profile done by Salome.