A Carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and a smorgasbord of Porsches…

Sunrise this past Saturday morning revealed a treasure not seen at Cars&Coffee in some time: a Bugatti Veyron. But this particular model was not just any Bugatti, but one of the latest Veyron Super Sports, optioned out in Dark blue-tinted carbon fiber bodywork.

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

As soon as the driver from Symbolic Motors parked the Bugatti, it was immediately swarmed by those in attendance, and remained that way until it departed. It was flanked shortly after by two other vehicles, also from Symbolic Motors, and both Lamborghini Gallardo Spyders. One in bright yellow and the other in matte black. Combined, they served for the morning as protective bookends for the Bugatti.

Lamborghini Gallardos and Bugatti Veyron_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

At one point, the driver of the Bugatti climbed back into the Veyron, started the engine and after flipping a switch or two, the rear wing and air brake ascended from their resting place in the rear bodywork for all to see…

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_rear wing details_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_rear wing details_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Equally impressive were the components revealed by the raising of the wing; heat shielding throughout the compartment, what appeared to be a titanium exhaust, silver expanded metal mesh cladding, in addition to the silver, satin finished rear wing struts, machined linkages and hydraulic fittings. Not to mention some amazing reflections cast in the surrounding surfaces from a variety of hardware.

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_rear view & wing details_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

And tucked in beneath the streamlined rear cowling was the motor, set like an ornate piece of jewelry, displayed within a protective blue-tinted carbon fiber jewel case…

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_rear view /motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

But now it was time to check out the rest of the show, so off I headed to Porsche row… Once again there was a diverse collection of Porsches present from early 911’s, several different models of 911 GT3’s, a 2011 GT3RS, as well as a brand new 2012 911 Carrera S (type 991)…

Olive 1973 Porsche 911E_ front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Olive 1973 Porsche 911E_ 3//4 rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

White 1970 911 with Martini stripes_twin plug motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

White 1970 911 with Martini stripes_driving light_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Blood orange Porsche 914/6_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Red 1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Gray 2011 Porsche 911 GT3RS_rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

1973 Porsche Carrera RS_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

1973 Porsche Carrera RS_2.7 liter motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Silver "Sonauto Porsche 911S_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Red 2011 Porsche Turbo S_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

 Yellow 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (type 991)_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

White 2010 Porsche GT3_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Yellow 2004 Porsche GT3_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

After checking out the Porsches and then the other cars in attendance, I made my way back to the Bugatti and check out the crowd…

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

And I was just in time to observe the driver climb back into the car, fire it up and watch the rear wing retract (refer to the photos below)…

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_fully extended rear wing_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_retracting rear wing_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

Dark blue tinted carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_retracting rear wing_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

And with the engine sufficiently warmed, the Bugatti was put into gear and rolled out towards the exit.  As it made its way, it collected a huge procession of bystanders, who followed it out with cameras and cell phones capturing the action, recording its very presence that morning and its departure.

Blue carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron Super Sport_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/25/12

I found out later that morning from my youngest son, that someone had already posted photos of the blue Bugatti from Cars&Coffee on Facebook. The passion for all things automotive is definitely alive and thriving here in Southern California…

(all photos by the author)

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