The first deliveries of the serially-delayed Bugatti Veyron will take place in September 2005, according to Bugatti president Thomas Bscher.
Billed as the world's fastest road car, with a claimed top speed of 252mph, the Veyron has had a troublesome development. Priced at 1 million Euros (£700,600) pre-tax, the 8.0-litre W16-powered two-seater should have been launched last April. However, concerns about its high-speed stability and durability problems forced Bscher to postpone the launch to allow for further engineering work.
Bscher said a maximum of 300 Veyrons will be assembled at Bugatti's showcase factory in Molsheim, France, 50 of which are already accounted for by paid-up deposits.