Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermes

Harking back to a collaboration first initiated in the 1920s, Bugatti has teamed up with haute couture house Hermes and designer Gabriele Pezzini, to accessorize the Veyron.

Showcased for the first time at the 2008 Geneva Autoshow, the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermes is named after Hermes’ historical headquarters on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris.

The “Fbg” references the house’s “faubourg” address.

The inner surfaces of the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès have been designed and sheathed in bull calfskin by the Hermès workshops in Paris.

The care and attention to detail observe an extremely refined, minimalist formal vocabulary, reflecting the tradition of the very first Bugattis and the fundamental design principles of the house of Hermès.

The door handles echo the fluid forms of handles on Hermès travel bags and luggage. And the dashboard, traditionally finished in brushed aluminium, is here clad entirely in bull calfskin.

Passengers aboard the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès will find a dashboard glove compartment designed to hold a selection of small travel accessories and a zipped Hermès wallet.

Both seats are covered in two-toned bull calfskin, and the panel separating the cockpit from the central rear engine – traditionally made of carbon fibre – is covered in the same fine leather.

The leather-lined trunk holds a specially-fitted “Toile H” and leather case, hand-made by craftsmen from the Hermès workshops.

The price tag is pegged at $1.4million, and considering that Bugatti’s last special-edition car, the Pur Sang, sold out in a day, this one looks set to repeat that feat.