The Bugatti Veyron, while no longer in production, is one of the greatest – and fastest – road cars you could ever dream of owning. But probably not this one.
It’s been created by German car modifying company Mansory, which is known for crafting some of the most outrageous one-off versions of high performance supercars – the kind that your brain would struggle to imagine.
This latest example, called the Veyron Vivere Final Diamond Edition by Moti – a mouthful, we know – was launched at the Geneva Motor Show and definitely fits with their elaborate remit, but the marble-effect bodywork probably won’t be to all tastes.
To show that it’s not alone on the horror list, we’ve featured five other new models unveiled in Switzerland this week that are likely to shock for all the wrong reasons. It’s up to you to decide which one is the worst…
Mansory monstrosity: This is the Mansory Bugatti Veyron Vivere Final Diamond Edition by Moti launched at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
While the panels on this £1.5million Bugatti Veyron might look like the freshly-polished floors of a hotel lobby, it’s actually carbon fibre.
The striking effect is created using a carbon fabric called ‘Marble Collage’, which is different to the chequered look of standard lightweight carbon production.
Every visible section of the 267mph Veyron 16.4 is covered in the design, which has split opinion on Twitter.
While there are some who are fans of the bonkers styling, others think it looks like it’s been bombarded with bird poo.
The limited edition car – which we imagine will be the only one – has plenty of additional kit, including modified wings, a new splitter to improve downforce, and LED running lights built into the front bumper.
The striking effect is created with a carbon fabric called ‘Marble Collage’ to give it that ‘parked under a tree for weeks’ look
Twitter users have had their say on the design. Blake Currall thinks it’s been a target for seagulls. CBASH says it looks like a kitchen worktop
The theme continues with these two tweets from Doc Holliday and Avin Maharajh – not what you’d call glowing reports
Mansory is known for modifying supercars and regularly shocks onlookers with it’s no-holds-barred approach to customising expensive motors
Mechanically it remains pretty much unchanged, though, meaning you still get a near-1,000bhp 8.0-litre W12 engine that, when derestricted, can cover 370 feet per second flat out – that means it can rattle off a mile every 15 seconds, though the 26.4-gallon fuel tank will be emptied in about 10 minutes.
Other modifications Mansory has made include new narrow-spoked forged alloy wheels that improve brake cooling and a revised cabin with a blend of quilted black and white leather mixed together with more of the questionable carbon fibre marbling.
Other additions to the Bugatti Veyron include daytime running lights that sit between in the front air intakes and the grille, just above a new carbon front splitter to improve downforce
The narrow-spoke forged alloy wheels are all-new too, designed to let more air get to the brake discs to cool them down
A user called The Judge tweeted (left) what he thought of the styling. But not everyone on the social platform is against the looks, with Matthew giving his seal of approval (right)
The Bugatti emblems have also been encrusted with diamonds for that ultra-exclusive appeal.
There’s no mention of price for this unique model, though expect the premium on top of the £1.5million asking fee to be no less mind-boggling than the look itself.
Inside, the car is a blend of black and while quilted leather with even more of the questionable carbon spread across the cabin
Even the Bugatti emblems front and back have been diamond encrusted to give that ultra-exclusive appeal
Mansory branding on the seats reminds you that this is no ordinary car. Not that a vehicle powered by an 8.0-litre V12 engine (pictured right) is anything ordinary
More howlers from the show halls…
The Mansory Bugatti Veyron wasn’t the only unsightly car shown at the 88th edition of the European car show.
Here are five other hideous contenders from the event that look like they’ve been penned with an ugly brush.
Leave your verdict on the ghastliest of the lot in the comments section below…
Say hello to the Hyundai IED Kite Buggy. It’s electric. It has all-terrain tyres. It will undoubtedly guarantee that its owner gets wet when it rains, as it has no roof
This is the new Sbarro 4X4+2, with the two additional wheels lodged into the bodywork. Based on a Porsche Cayenne SUV, it’s definitely worthy of the ugly-duckling crown with a front bumper that looks like a B&Q heated towel rail
Let us introduce you to the Peugeot Rifter 4×4 Concept. Already not the greatest looking car you can get, we’re not sure whacking a tent on the roof makes it any more appealing
This chameleon-like car is called the Eadon Green Zeclat. It’s based on the Chevrolet Corvette C7 and packs a 460hp 6.2-litre V8 engine, so it should be quick enough to save people having to look at it for too long
Feast your eyes on this. It’s called the SIN S1, and it’s being sold as a completely modular car. That means you can choose from a range of engines and transmissions and decide what the exterior shell looks like to create a totally unique vehicle. Ideally, we’d avoid this ‘it’s been in the microwave for too long and melted’ bodywork. It will cost from around £36,000
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