Barrett-Jackson 2020

Cars owned by Simon Cowell, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash cross the block in Scottsdale

Simon Cowell's 1977 Ford Bronco is one of a number of celebrity-owned vehicles up for auction this week.

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The annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is underway this week with a number of cars owned by celebrity car collectors crossing the block. "America's Got Talent" judge Simon Cowell, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, Blink 182s drummer Travis Barker, author Clive Cussler, and a host of sports stars are among those putting their vehicles up for sale.

Travis Barker's 1967 Cadillac Eldorado Custom Coupe "El Conquistador"

Travis Barker's 1967 Cadillac Eldorado Custom Coupe "El Conquistador"

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The model in Lot #725 at the 2004 Grand National Roadster Show where it won Best of Class. Barker received the '67 Eldorado as a gift for his 30th birthday on the MTV series "Meet the Barkers". The car has been extensively customized by Celebrity Kustoms to include a chopped roof line, static suspension drop; shaved door handles; modified gas door; trunk emblems; and fresh front and rear bumpers and door poppers. The car still gets its power from a 429ci V8 engine that is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission. It has a paint job by Gene Winfield.

Before coming to the auction, El Conquistador was exhibited at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Status: SOLD for $35,200.

Dean Martin's 1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Dean Martin's 1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

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Rolls-Royce of Beverly Hills sold Dean Martin this Corniche on February 11, 1981. He wasn't the car's only famous owner. The Georgian Silver-painted car was also owned by actor Dennis Farina until he died in 2013. In addition to the car, the winner of Lot #1599 gets a warranty in Dean Martin's name, original registration to Dean Martin and Dean Martin-customized California plates: "Dinos RR."

Status: SOLD for $110,000

Simon Cowell's 2009 Bentley Azure Convertible

Simon Cowell's 2009 Bentley Azure Convertible

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The second-generation Bentley Azure lasted only four model years (2006-2009) and Cowell got one of the last ones off the line. The triple-black convertible is powered by a 6.75-liter V8 engine that is paired with an automatic transmission. The auction listing for Lot #1301.2 says that the single-owner vehicle comes with a clean CARFAX report and just 4,625 miles on the odometer.

Status: SOLD for $123,200

1949 Studebaker M5 Truck "Grateful Dead"

1949 Studebaker M5 Truck "Grateful Dead"

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If you swung by the Dead's studio in Novato, California or their party house in Olympia back in the day, chances are you saw this 1949 truck. Being sold as Lot #1619, the model was once owned by Owsley Stanley. It's powered by an eight-cylinder engine that is paired with a four-speed manual transmission.

Status: SOLD for $29,700

Evan Longoria's 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe

Evan Longoria Chevrolet Camaro

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Third baseman Evan Longoria's Chevy is Lot #819. It's powered by a 750-horsepower Whipple-supercharged LS V8 engine. The powertrain is completed with a T56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission. It has a narrowed 9-inch rear end, 3.50 gears and Detroit Locker differential. There is a Hotchkis suspension in the front front with a Heidts 4-link at the back. Its custom wheels fit 12-inch wide rear tires. The car's cabin has Vintage Air and all new upholstery.

Status: SOLD for $52,800

John Elway's 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster

John Elway's 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster

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Lot #1025 belongs to legendary NFL quarterback John Elway. He purchased this 1992 Dodge Viper in 1991 (it's VIN 45). It has 7,935 actual miles on its 400-horsepower, 8.0-liter V10 engine. Its paint job is Viper Red and it has a six-speed manual transmission. Until its sale, the Viper had been stored in the showroom of Elway's dealership in Greeley, Colorado.

Status: SOLD for $88,000

Travis Barker's 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom SUV

Travis Barker's 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom SUV

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Barker collects big classic cars, but he also has a soft spot for hardy SUVs, as exhibited by this custom Chevy K5 Blazer in Lot #791.1. The model has a new LS3 V8 engine and four-speed automatic transmission under the hood. The lifted SUV has Bilstein shocks and Black Rock wheels. It's shoed with Nitto Trail Grappler 35x12.50 tires and the exterior has a Gunmetal Gray paint job. At the front are 7-inch Vision VX series headlights. Inside are black leathers seats, air conditioning, Dakota Digital gauges, and a custom aftermarket sound system. The Blazer only has had 1,962 miles put on it since it was restored

Status: SOLD for $93,500

Billy "The Kid" Wagner's 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition

Billy "The Kid" Wagner's 1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition

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Seven-time MLB All-Star pitcher Billy "The Kid" Wagner is selling his licensed and registered Eleanor Tribute Edition Mustang as Lot #1098. It was commissioned by Wagner in 2005 is designed to look like the vehicle from the 2000 film "Gone in 60 Seconds". It only has 1,300 miles on the odometer since its transformation.

Status: SOLD for $148,500

Howard Hughes' 1954 Chrysler New Yorker

Howard Hughes' 1954 Chrysler New Yorker

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Former Houston, Texas resident Howard Hughes was the owner of the car in Lot #1434. The Chrysler New Yorker was owned and customized by Howard Hughes, a notorious germaphobe, to include an elaborate air purification system in the trunk of the car to ensure there was always clean air in the cab. According to Barrett-Jackson, the filtration system far exceeded the cost of the car at the time it was built. With just 1,685 original miles, the car remains in near-showroom-new condition.

Status: SOLD for $126,500

Simon Cowell's 1977 Ford Bronco Custom SUV

Simon Cowell's 1977 Ford Bronco Custom SUV

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New Bronco or old Bronco, the market is ripe for them. Lot #1025.3 will likely prove to not be an exception. Cowell's 1977 Bronco gets its power from a 340-horsepower Ford Racing 302ci V8 crate engine that is paired with a C4 automatic transmission. The under-hood components have been upgraded to include Holley Avenger 4-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake manifold, electric distributor, and aluminum radiator. It has a set of ceramic headers and 2.5-inch MagnaFlow exhaust system. The lifted Bronco sits on James Duff springs and has Wilwood brakes. Like Cowell's Bentley Azure, the Bronco has a triple-black paint job. It rides on XD series wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A tires. Cowell weather-proofed the inside of the Bronco with LINE-X coated floors. There's a Pioneer head unit and custom stereo along with leather seats and a leather-wrapped roll bar inside.

Status: SOLD for $86,900

Madison Bumgarner's 2018 Ford Shelby GT350 Custom Coupe

Madison Bumgarner's 2018 Ford Shelby GT350 Custom Coupe

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There is no reserve for Lot #1438, a 2018 Ford Shelby GT350 that was custom-built for four-time All Star, three-time World Series Champion and World Series MVP pitcher Madison Bumgarner, now of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The car gets its power form a 5.2-liter V8 Voodoo engine and Whipple supercharger. The rear-wheel drive car has a six-speed manual transmission and a McLeod 1500 clutch with an aluminum flywheel. It also comes equipped with Stainless Works headers and a specially fabricated Borla Type S exhaust. The model features a 15 percent window tint, which hides much fo its Nappa leather interior, black trim, and carbon-fiber accents. It rides on 20-inch wheels in the front and 21s in the back. It has less than 450 actual miles on the odometer.

Status: SOLD for $88,000

Travis Barker's 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville Custom Hardtop

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Donning a light cream paint job, a 3-inch chopped roof, air-ride suspension, and shaved door handles, Barker's Cadillac Coupe De Ville is a head turner. Lot #791.2 is powered by a 454ci V8 engine that is paired with a 700R4 automatic transmission. The Cadillac's interior features light cream leather and custom hideaway Dakota Digital gauges. Despite being 60 years old, the model only has 34,152 original miles on it.

Status: SOLD for $61,600

Johnny Cash's 2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L

Johnny Cash's 2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L

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This Lincoln was produced for Johnny and June in 2001. Today it's being sold as Lot #431. Under its hood is a 4.6-liter V8 engine with a four-speed automatic transmission. Its exterior is black and interior is finished gray. Despite the Cashes having Nashville roots, the Michigan-made Town Car has traveled the world. It was passed onto Cash's neighbors in Jamaica after June died and the new owners had the model shipped to Germany. This Town Car has 28,609 actual miles.

Status: Available

Clive Cussler's 1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

Clive Cussler's 1960 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

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After stints on display in Colorado and Minnesota, author Clive Cussler's Bonneville is Lot #560.2 in Scottsdale. The car gets its power from a 389ci V8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. The 60-year old car has a host of upgrades including power windows, power steering, power seats, power brakes and a power convertible top. It has been restored and features a maroon paint job and unique Pontiac tri-color interior. There are just 36,393 original miles on the odometer.

Status: SOLD for $47,300

Chris Jacobs' 1968 Plymouth GTX Custom Coupe

Chris Jacobs' 1968 Plymouth GTX Custom Coupe

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The car in Lot #3000 was acquired by MotorTrend's Chris Jacobs in 2004. Its custom paint scheme was designed by Chip Foose, and applied by Foose and Mitch Lanzini. The 392ci crate HEMI was provided by Year One and swapped out by "Graveyard Carz". The engine is paired with the car's original TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission and shifted with a B&M racing shifter. There are custom airbrushed flames by Mike Lavalle on the underside of the hood. It rides on Foose wheels and wears Toyo Proxes R888 tires.

All of the hammer price of the sale of this model goes to the C4 Foundation, which provides support and services to Navy Seals and their families.

Status: SOLD for $300,000

Travis Barker's 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible

Travis Barker's 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible

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The Lancaster Gray beauty in Lot #791 is powered by its original, nearly 80-year old 346ci 5.7-liter V8 engine. The engine is paired with a three-speed manual transmission. It has a red leather interior and its original red carpeting is intact. There are gray custom floor mats.

Status: SOLD for $52,800

2020 Toyota Supra Mariano Rivera's Launch Edition

2020 Toyota Supra Mariano Rivera's Launch Edition

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Lot #1076 is former New York Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera's 2020 Toyota Supra. Toyota crafted this vehicle specially for Rivera. It has an Absolute Zero paint job and a red leather interior. The pitcher, who wore 42 on his jersey, received number 42 of 1500 Launch Edition Supras off the assembly line. This particular model has launch control, an active rear sport differential, and active exhaust. It rides on 19-inch Matte Black forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Michele Pilot Super Sport tires. It has just 739 actual miles.

Status: SOLD for $110,000

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The BMW iX is just one model that is coming to American for the 2022 model year.

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Many cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans have gotten upgrades for the 2022 model year. There are a a variety of terms you'll frequently see associated with a description of a vehicle for its annual changeover. Here's how AutomotiveMap defines them:

  • New - These models are entering the market for the first time.
  • Carryover - There have been no major changes from one model year to the other. It is common that the year after a new or refreshed model is introduced, it will be a carryover.
  • Refreshed - Commonly occurring three to four years after the new generation of a model is introduced, a refresh usually includes new fascia, perhaps an engine lineup change or tech upgrade, and usually the addition of safety system upgrades.
  • Redesign - This term signals a generation change in the model. This usually requires an architecture change and all new body panels, engine lineup, tech offerings, and the introduction of new packages, trim levels, and pricing. Redesigns typically happens every seven to nine years.

The models on this list are new or have either been redesigned or refreshed for the 2022 model year. This list will grow as more information becomes available. Click here to see the 2021 models that were new, refreshed, or redesigned for the year.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Photo courtesy of Volkswagen AG​

Volkswagen announced a refreshed version of the Tiguan SUV in late 2020 but made it known that the model wasn't going to make it stateside until late 2021. The European version (shown above) of the SUV has a new grille that combines with standard LED headlights, VW's new logo right up front, new rear bumpers, redesigned lettering, and a pretty decent tech upgrade in its cabin.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2021 Toyota Corolla Cross Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Corporation

Word on the street is that the new Toyota Corolla Cross could be coming to the U.S. as a 2022 model. That's unconfirmed at this point. If it were, the Corolla Cross could fill a gap in Toyota's lineup between the RAV4 and CH-R, similar to where the Hyundai Kona fits between the Santa Fe and Venue. Stay tuned for more information.

2022 Nissan Ariya

2022 Nissan Ariya

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The 2022 Nissan Ariya is a 300-mile all-electric crossover with a $40,000 price tag. It might be replacing the Murano in the company's lineup as the brand strategically weighs production versus an electrified business model. The Ariya has unique, minimalistic design that uber modern. Stay tuned for more information as it's announced throughout 2021.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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When the Grand Wagoneer concept debuted in late 2020, it was touted as coming soon and nearly production ready. The model fits into FCA/Stellantis's multi-year product plans as a 2022 model with production expected to kick off in 2021. Check back for more information.

2022 Hyundai Kona

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The Kona is already old enough to have undergone a model refresh. They grow up so quickly! The new design infusion gives the 2022 Kona new cladding, a freshly stretched hood, new grille shape. The lower bumper has a skid plate while intakes dominate the corners of the face. At the back are new taillights with a horizontal graphic. Below is a new bumper. The revised Kona rides on updated 17- or 18-inch wheels, or the 16-inchers that have been carried over from previous model years. The model also gets Hyundai's 10.25-inch infotainment touch screen.

2022 Audi Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback

2022 Audi Q5 Sportback Photo courtesy of Audi AG

In their seemingly never ending move to fastback everything, Audi is making the Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback a reality for the 2022 model year. The two models get basically the same equipment package as their squared-off counterparts and has about the same capability.

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Cadillac Blackwing launch

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Cadillac will soon be introducing its new performance-centric sedan. We'll update this information when it's announced.

2022 Kia Carnival

2022 Kia Sedona

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The Kia Sedona name is gone, replaced by the Kia Carnival moniker for the 2022 model year. That's not as big of a deal as it sounds, the van has always been known as the Carnival to global markets. For 2021, the van got a generational upgrade overseas, but those changes won't make it stateside until the 2022 model year.

2022 BMW 4 Series Cabriolet

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The 4 Series is a distinct creature. For the 2022 model year, a cabriolet version of the car will be made available for sale that's lighter and has more cargo space and a lower center of gravity than its predecessor. Like its hard-topped relatives, the 4 Series Convertible is available with a variety of packages but only one engine is available, a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

2022 Volkswagen Taos

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Volkswagen is introducing the Taos to the U.S. market for the 2022 model year. The small SUV is akin to the Hyundai Kona in size and the Volkswagen Tiguan in styling. VW made this model explicitly for the U.S. market where SUVs are dominating the sales conversation.

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors

In 2020, the automaker revealed the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which has been refreshed inside and out. Most notably, it has a refreshed face and redesigned hatch. Minor interior improvements are designed to help make the Mitsubishi more palatable to buyers.

2022 Volkswagen Golf R

2022 Volkswagen Golf R

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The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is the most powerful Golf to date and yes, it's coming to the U.S. The performance variant of the Golf family delivers 315 horsepower, a 27-horsepower boost over the outgoing model, and 310 pound-feet of torque up from 280). Each Golf R gets a turbocharged 1,984 cc four-cylinder engine hat is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is available.

2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Blacwing launch

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Cadillac will soon be introducing its new performance-centric sedan. We'll update this information when it's announced.

2022 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Hyundai Tucson Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor America

The Hyundai Tucson has been completely redesigned for the 2022 model year and it's impressive to say the least. The upmarket two-row SUV comes with high-tech features, comfortable seats, and a seriously budget-friendly price tag.

2022 Infiniti QX55

2022 Infiniti QX55 Photo courtesy of Infiniti Motors

The long-awaited Infiniti QX55 is finally a reality. Like many of the other vehicles on this list, it's a small SUV. The QX55 takes the place of the QX30 in the automaker's lineup and is designed to offer a premium drive experience that's engaging and fun, similar to the Infiniti FX of the past.

2022 Honda Civic

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A new generation of Honda Civic is on the way. The company recently revealed a near-production prototype of the car (as seen above) and a fully operable next-gen version is planned to debut soon. Stay tuned.

2022 Subaru BR-Z

2022 Subaru BRZ Photo courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.

The sister of the Toyota 86 has gotten a full blown generational change for the 2022 model year. The 2022 Subaru BRZ keeps its pin-sharp handling but has gotten a significant makeover inside and out. It's also gotten Subaru's standard EyeSight driver assist and safety technology.

2022 Genesis GV70

2022 Genesis GV70 Photo courtesy of Genesis Motors

The Genesis GV80 just landed on U.S. shores but its smaller brother, the GV70 isn't too far behind it. The GV70 carries over the premium looks and features of the GV80 into this smaller, and more budget-friendly package.

2022 Acura MDX

2022 Acura MDX exterior Photo courtesy of Acura

The Acura MDX may be one of the first 2022 models to make it to market. The next-generation MDX has gotten significant enhancements to its interior quality, drivability, and comfort for the new model year. Engineers are also planning a sportier version of the MDX so stay tuned for information about that.

2022 GMC Hummer EV

2022 GMC Hummer EV Photo courtesy of GMC

The GMC Hummer EV finally debuted in mid-2020 but it won't make it to buyers' homes until late 2021. The first editions of the model are slated to be the most powerful and priciest with the cost of each topping $100,000. GMC's first all-electric model combines the comfort of an SUV with the styling of a beefy truck as it attempts to become the ultimate utility vehicle.

2022 GMC Sierra

2022 GMC Sierra Denali

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It's been rumored since its interior design fell flat at its debut that the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado were having interior redos hustled through the design process. GMC gave the first indications that this is true when they announced that the Sierra Denali is getting Super Cruise driving tech for 2022. Stay tuned for more info.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet teases refreshed 2022 Bolt EV, new 2022 Bolt EUV

A refreshed Chevrolet Bolt EV is on the docket for 2022. Chevy has been teasing the model left and right over the last few months so we should know more concrete information soon.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

A crossover version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV called the Chevrolet Bolt EUV will be coming to market as a 2022 model as well. Information is pending on the model but several clues have already surfaced.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Mitsubishi is teasing the next-gen 2022 Outlander ahead of its February debut. Stay tuned for more information about the SUV.

2022 BMW iX

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The 2022 BMW iX is an all-electric SUV slated to arrive in the U.S. later this year. The iX will be the first bit of BMW's future EV plans to reach U.S. shores and bring with it the latest and greatest technology the company offers.

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The Bugatti Chiron Sport "Les Légendes du Ciel" edition pays homage to vintage aircraft.

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In the aftermath of World War I, company founder Ettore Bugatti showcased the first three vehicles made by the company that bore his name. They were race cars and Bugatti found itself at the pinnacle of the sport very quickly.

By 1930, the company would begin its relationship with the aerospace industry, first with the Bugatti 100P, which never actually flew due to World War II, but served as the inspiration for a number of patents that are filed by the company. The plane went into storage as the Second World War kicked off and Mr. Bugatti would never again work on it during his lifetime.

Bugatti Chiron Sport "Les Légendes du Ciel" edition

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Bugatti is honoring its racing and aviation past with a new series of Chiron Sport models dubbed "Les Légendes du Ciel". The drivers who piloted the Bugattis to success in the early 1900s were often time multitalented with resumes declaring them flying aces, daredevils, and technically skilled pilots.

"Bugatti has had close associations with aviation since the company was established more than 110 years ago. Many successful Bugatti racing drivers, such as Albert Divo, Robert Benoist and Bartolomeo 'Meo' Costantini, flew for the French Air Force, the French aviator legend Roland Garros privately drove a Bugatti Type 18 to be as fast on the road as in the air," says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. "It is therefore almost an obligation for us today to pay tribute to the legends of that time and dedicate a special edition to them."

Each of the new models features a special, matte gray "Gris Serpent" paint job, which is inspired by the exterior color of aircrafts from the 1920s. The color extends front to rear with high-contrast, which gloss stripe running up the center. The front wings are adorned with the "Les Légendes du Ciel" logo. The "Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge" tricolor decorates the front area of the side sills made of exposed black carbon fiber.

At the front is Bugatti's traditional horseshoe radiator grille, finished in gloss black. The grille mesh is made of laser-cut and deep-drawn aluminum, and constructed in a dynamic pattern that that is repeated on the car's leather seats. Entry lights project the edition logo on the ground at entry while "Les Légendes du Ciel" logo on the middle console inlays.

Bugatti has covered the engine with black exposed carbon fiber with contrasting white lettering. The material continues at the back where black exposed carbon fibre and a black-coated exhaust trim cover made of 3D printed, high-temperature-resistant Inconel dominate.

The car's interior is almost entirely upholstered in leather. The leather's light brown color was chosen to be reminiscent of the natural leather in early aircrafts. On the door panels there is a hand-sketched racing scene between the Nieuport 17 aircraft and a Bugatti Type 13.

The new Bugatti Chiron Sport "Les Légendes du Ciel" edition is limited to 20 vehicles. Every model is independently numbered and costs $3.5 million.

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