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Production of the Bugatti Veyron comes to an end after ten years, with the final model being showcased at the Geneva motor show
Darren Moss
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3 mins read
3 March 2015

The final Bugatti Veyron has been sold, and is on display at the Geneva motor show.

Ending the total production run of 450 models, which included the initial coupe, Super Sport, Grand Sport, Grand Sport Vitesse and the “Legends” series, is a special “La Finale” car which is being shown in Geneva alongside the first Veyron chassis. The car has been bought by a customer in the Middle East.

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Alsace-based Bugatti says the average price of a Veyron, including options, is €2.3 million, or around £1.7 million.

The first Veyron models went on sale in 2005, with 987bhp coming from its 8.0-litre W16 engine. As latest models followed, that figure was increased to 1184bhp, with torque output rated at 1106lb ft.

The open-top Grand Sport followed in 2008, with the Super Sport arriving in 2010. The last model in the range, the Grand Sport Vitesse, was revealed in 2012.

Celebrated as a technical marvel, the Veyron is able to reach 62mph in 2.5 seconds, and had a top speed of 268mph. Until 2014, the Veyron was the fastest car in the world - a record only broken by the Hennessey Venom GT, which reached a top speed of 270.49mph.

Several special edition models have also been produced over the Veyron’s ten-year production run, including models created with fashion house Hermes, a pure-black Veyron dubbed ‘Black Beauty’, and special centenary edition to celebrate Bugatti’s 100th birthday.

Also grabbing headlines for the brand has been the Bugatti ‘Legends’ series, with six limited-edition models being created in memory of the people who have shaped Bugatti over the years.

The first Legends car, revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2013, was dedicated to racing driver Jean-Pierre Wimille. Other entries in the series have honoured Jean Bugatti, Meo Constantini and Bugatti’s own Type 18 ‘Black Bess'.

The final car in the Legends series, dedicated to Ettore Bugatti himself, was revealed at the Paris motor show last year.

Production of the Legends series cars was limited to three units of each model, with each car costing £1.98 million.

Bugatti boss Wolfgang Dürheimer said: “The Veyron is unique in many respects even ten years after its launch.

“The Veyron is not just a masterpiece of modern automobile design, it is more an automotive piece of art.”

The Veyron name might not be gone for long, however, with a successor to the supercar already in development. That model will adopt a heavily tuned version of the Veyron's 8.0-litre W16 engine, with power pushed to 1497bhp. That means the Veyron's successor will likely eclipse the performance figures of the original. The new car is due to be unveiled in 2016.

Watch Autocar get the Veyron to its top speed in the video below.

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bowsersheepdog 15 September 2015

Never too late

It was indeed worth it, Giggle, you made an excellent post which addresses points that needed to be raised.
gigglebug 4 March 2015

Brilliant!!

Just realized I've replied to a conversation which happened in the middle of February. Worth it!!
gigglebug 4 March 2015

Stop moaning!

I don't know why people feel the need to constantly compare this to the F1, both were/are brilliant in my opinion but represent completely different approaches to car design. The F1 will possibly always be the pinnacle of packaging as far as super cars are concerned and was designed very single mindedly from the offset as a pure drivers car in every sense. The Veyron was never intended to be an out and out sports car was it but rather the ultimate GT car. It was even described by one of the development team as being in the same vein as an AMG Mercedes SL just with double the BHP. Exactly how fast were people expecting a relatively small team of engineers to turn out a highly bespoke product such as the Veyron?? 450 in 10 years is over 3 a month, doesn't sound too slack to me?? Only 100 F1's were built in a whole 6 years of production yet your not bringing that up are you?? They would also only be the equivalent of 1 million in today's money kinda in line with their modern version the P1 where as the Bugatti has sold over 4 times as much at an average of 1.7 million (if that is correct info). Yes the F1 would probably sell in greater numbers now as the world has changed and cars at this price bracket are no longer as rare as hen's teeth (if such a car could be made to pass modern requirements) but at the time they couldn't shift them resulting in the low production numbers. Enjoy both for what they are I say, 2 different cars from 2 different times

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