We always thought the Bugatti marque was solitary perfection. Then just when we thought we knew all about perfection, Bugatti went and upstaged themselves. For the sake of some good old fashioned nostalgia and an 80 year old collaborative partnership with the fashion house of Hermes, Bugatti released a special edition Veyron sportscar. The special edition Veyron is the Faubourg Par Hermes car, in short the FPG Par Hermes. The name pays homage to the high-end label Hermes, whose historic headquarters sits at 24 rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré street.
The car features both interior and exterior upgrades but one aspect remains unchanged and that is the Bugatti Veyron’s powerplant. When Bugatti feels like they’ve harped on perfection at least they know it because the FPG Veyron’s mechanicals were left untouched. Thus the same Quad-Turbocharged 16 Cylinder (16.4) engine still produces 1001 Horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 922 pounds per feet of torque @ 2200 rpm. The FPG Par Hermes supercar will still top out at 253 miles per hour and do 0-60 mph in 2.46 seconds (62-0 mph in 2.3 sec).
A traditional two-tone chassis honors the 1924 Bugatti Type 35, from back when Hermes was doing the custom interiors for Ettore Bugatti. Key features are the exclusive color hood, which extends to the interior of the cockpit and re-emerges at the level of the rear wing. The front end of the luxury car has been slightly revamped as well, and the Hermès monogram has been added to the front grille. The eight-spoke, polished aluminum wheels also don the single H monogram and the fuel filler door is engraved with “Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermès”.
The interior is all handstitched Hermès calfskin leather and has new internal door handles evocative of handles used on Hermès trunks. Also included is a Hermès wallet designed to fit inside the center console and a Hermès suitcase designed to fit inside the trunk.
In line with the Bugatti and Hermès heritage there are four color options which are “indigo blue and vermilion”, “indigo blue and lime green”, “black and garance red” and “Prussian blue and blue jean”.
It is seldom that we see the exotic car industry and high fashion world marry, let alone reproduce so flawlessly. For adrenaline highs of 200-plus and a piece of fashion history we say the Bugatti FPG Par Hermes is priceless. The duo is par excellence and we must have a Bugatti FPG for our personal collection. At the end of this year, for just $2.77 million you can add the exotic beaute to your collection too. To compliment your very own Bugatti FPG Par Hermes car (like it really needs any), you can get the matching Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti watch!