A $3 million Bugatti that you cannot use (here)

Ben Chia
CarBuyer Singapore

A Singaporean has forked out over S$3 million for a custom bespoke Bugatti Veyron, and he can’t even drive the car here

This car belongs to a Singaporean. Picture not taken in Singapore (obviously). (Photo credit: Bugatti)

Most Singaporeans will probably agree that we pay some pretty ridiculous prices for our cars here, especially with rising COE prices. But one Singaporean in particular doesn’t really seem to mind that, for he has just forked out over $3 million for his new car. And the craziest thing is, he isn’t even allowed to drive it on our roads here.

But when you pay that sort of money, minor inconveniences like that won’t be a concern to you anyway. In all likelihood, the owner of this bespoke Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ‘1 of 1’ special edition model will probably have his car in storage, maybe at one of his numerous properties overseas even, so the fact that this car is left-hand-drive and thus illegal to be registered here is of little significance.

Guess who's the mystery buyer? (Photo credit: Bugatti)

Bugatti have not revealed the identity of the Singaporean buyer, who was presented with his new purchase at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show in California by Bugatti’s president himself, but there is a very obvious clue ‘hidden’ in the grille. Apparently, the owner has requested to have his initials, PL, laser cut into the grille design, so given that information, you can probably figure out pretty easily who is this (not so) mysterious billionaire.

You'll only see this if you're following it at twice our local speed limit. (Photo credit: Bugatti)

Other requests by ‘PL’ for his custom-made Bugatti include a sketch of the classic Bugatti Type 35 race car into the lid of the centre storage box located between the seats, as well as a gigantic Bugatti logo painted in black on the underside of the rear spoiler, which rise up once the car hit speeds of over 180km/h.

He has even opted for a “Uniquely Singapore” paintjob for his million-dollar ride, with the yellow and black two-tone colour scheme clearly bearing a strong resemblance to the 'Yellow Top' cabs that used to ply our roads regularly. A $3 million taxi, imagine that.

Uniquely Singapore indeed, down to the iconic 'Yellow Top' paintwork. (Photo credit: Bugatti)