The last Bugatti Veyron has been produced and sold and will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show next week before being collected by its buyer and driven off into the sunset.
Bugatti originally said they would build only 450 of the 16-cylinder, 1,200 PS Veyrons with their 0-62 mph time of an insane 2.5 seconds and top speed of 431.037/km. As the ultimate supercar, though (with an ultimate price to match), the Veyron took a while to get to that 450 units sold. The last Veyron sold was, of course, a Roadster model as the coupes and various special editions sold out long ago.
“In the Veyron, Bugatti has created an automobile icon and established itself as the world’s most exclusive supercar brand,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “So far no other carmaker has managed to successfully market a product that stands for unique top-class technical performance and pure luxury in a comparable price/volume range. An unprecedented chapter in automobile history has reached its climax.”
The Bugatti Veyron took ten years to sell out, in fact, but is still one of the most unique and easily the fastest car on the road still today. Although that will change. And Bugatti, of course, will be the ones to change it. So far, they’ve been pretty quiet about that car.
In the mean time, before this new special edition, 450th Veyron is presented in Geneva, see how the Veyron was made.