Generally, the word porcelain brings to mind toilets. Or, if you’re a male, a urinal. (Ladies, urinals are magical devices, best pictured, rather than described.) Porcelain has never been paired with a Bugatti sportscar, until now:
It must require nerves of steel to drive a £1.6million one-off porcelain supercar through Paris’ notoriously congested streets, let alone parallel park it.
The super-wealthy owner of this astonishing Veyron L’Or Blanc – or White Gold – must have breathed a sigh of relief when it arrived at the hotel unscathed.
This unique edition of the 253mph, 1,000bhp car - created in conjunction with a firm that usually makes tea pots - had never been seen on the road in Europe.
The £1.6 million L’or Blanc edition of the Veyron Super Sport model was built by Bugatti with help from a German ceramics company better known for making high-end tea sets.
As well as its swirly porcelain white and blue paint work, its exterior features filler caps, badges and wheel caps made from specially constructed from the material.
Bugatti’s design experts came with the psychedelic blue and white paintjob as a tribute to the ‘Stelvio Pass’, a legendary stretch of road in Italy.
The owner of the porcelain car is Saudi Arabian. Hope he drives his portable toilet safely.