Production of the Bugatti Veyron comes to an end after ten years, with the final model being showcased at the Geneva motor show

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.

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23 February 2015
Corporate hubris and Top Trumping do not a legend make - it is a bland and charisma-free supercar and it won't be remembered like the F1. The Clarksons of this world may well get hot under their stonewashed re the numbers but no-one else cares.

23 February 2015
It maybe only fast in a straight line,there are a few faster alledgedly,the interior is luxury at it's best,it is the car that put the MclarenF1 in the shade,retired it to the old People's Home,there are cars coming along now which are way more desirable,top speeds are irrelevant(to me anyway),tact may be sometime that a fast car will only have about 400/500bhp,isn't that enough?,we can make cars lighter,stronger,sip fuel in minute amount,yet get them to go further on a tank of fuel.The Veyron cannot be called bland,the Mclaren did this in the nineties,it wasn't called bland then,it's now held in great esteem still,no, the Veyron was the car that moved on the goal posts.

Peter Cavellini.

23 February 2015
Took them long enough. 10 years for 450 models going by your figures. These seem somewhat underwhelming numbers, though I'm not sure why to be truthful. According to that great authority Wiki, Ferrari sold 272 288GTOs in the 3 year run, Porsche 337 examples of the 959 (also in just 3 years) but Mclaren only 106 F1s over 6 years. This is a pretty dodgy comparison, I admit, as Bugatti weren't either fulfilling homologation requirements or deliberately setting a very low limit on production so they sensibly made up their own rules as far as limited editions etc. Still, the whiff of 'white elephant' persists over this whole project. Cash value aside, wouldn't you rather have one of the above?

23 February 2015
Here we have the resurrection of a famous marque that was designed to make sure that its output would save the face of the head of VW. Its gestation took place during a time of social upheaval whose ramifications could not have been foreseen. Now everyone wants to be seen as "green" which has lead to vehicles with multiple motors/power sources becoming normalized and found at the highest level of automobiles as witnessed by the La Ferrari/918/P1 trifecta. Everyone is going along with these lines unquestioning as some type of automotive Nirvana without questioning the long-term effects of dealing with battery waste or production. For all of its faults (it is quite heavy and the looks are a bit Marmite) the Veyron will be looked upon in the future as the last great non-hybrid car I believe. It was designed and built for plutocrats who wanted the fastest car but with luxury items that were foreign to the F1's remit. Its lack of "purity" will be derided by a lot of enthusiasts and its production numbers means that it won't command a price like the 250 GTO or F1 but it will rise in value and esteem on the whole and the time it was produced will be looked back upon almost wistfully.

23 February 2015
McLaren did not "do this" in the nineties; the Veyron and the F1 represent totally different philosophies. One was about absolute driver involvement and enjoyment. The other was about corporate showboating at the expense of driver involvement. The Veyron is on the same level as a piece of corporate art and equally as unmemorable.

23 February 2015
Spot on, Norma.

24 February 2015
Just look at the design and construction of the steering wheel on a Pur Sang Bugatti. He would have been surprised that someone could produce a vehicle like the Veyron and make it so "Skoda dull" in appearance.

24 February 2015
"The car has been bought by a customer in the Middle East" - who saw that coming?

24 February 2015
I think it might just be the VW stigma for me. Still, I'm not their target demographic, so I don't imagine anyone (let alone VW) care one tiny bit! Still, it's funny to think of the middle classes in Guildford and Godalming buying their grey eco-diesels Golfs and Tiguans subsidising the Sheik's playthings.
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

25 February 2015
Assume this is just number 1 of a limited edition of 35 final Bugatti Veyrons?

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