16 November 2004

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.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Dallara Stradale
    The Stradale is the first road-legel car from Italian motorsport constructor Dallara
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    The motorsport constructor's first road car is inspired by Lotus minimalism. Does it thrill on road and track?
  • Hyundai i30 N
    Standard spec is good so paint colour is our car’s only option
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    What’s Hyundai’s first hot hatch and N-brand debutant really like? Let’s find out
  • Porsche Boxster GTS
    This is the new GTS version of the Porsche Boxster
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The 718-generation Boxster is our favourite roadster of the moment – so is this new GTS variant worth the extra outlay?
  • BMW 5 Series
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The BMW 5 Series is top of the mid-exec pack, but is there still room for a diesel saloon in everyday family life?
  • Audi A7 front
    First Drive
    14 March 2018
    The new Audi A7 Sportback looks the part, but how does the new Mercedes-Benz CLS rival cope on UK roads? We find out