It’s been 10 years since the Bugatti Veyron debuted back in 2005 and now it’s finally time for the car to say goodbye. If this was just any old car, the number of units sold in that time would be huge, but for the Bugatti Veyron that number is just 450 units of what is one of the most amazing supercars ever produced.
It’s the kind of car you find adorning dorm room walls alongside bikini-clad models. The chance of the average guy ever having access to either a Bugatti or one of those models is about the same so they pair nicely. Originally slated for just 300 units, that number jumped to 450 when they introduced the Grand Sport in 2008 giving all those fanboys a slightly better chance at the car of their dreams. Chances of getting the girl were not increased.
The company reported back in early January that they only had 8 more Veyrons left to sell, which likely had bazillionaires scrambling for the last few thousand dollars they needed to make the purchase. According to an interview with Bentley and Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer in Auto, Motor, und Sport, the final 450th unit will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show which happens this March. Those hoping for a few more months to scrape together the money for a Veyron are out of luck.
He didn’t give any details about exactly what we can expect to see in this final Bugatti Veyron, nor did he talk about the Veyron’s successor. They surely want to hold onto their record for world’s fastest production car, so the next car in line is going to have to take a pretty big leap forward.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has a top speed of 268 MPH with a 0-62 MPH time of just 2.5 seconds with the Hennessey Venom nipping at its heels. Dürheimer has said that the company plans to maintain its focus on producing cars that are faster and more luxurious than anything else in the world.
They’re also taking advantage of the public’s love for the brand, launching a line of boutiques that will feature Bugatti clothing and accessories, just like Ferrari. If you think this might be your chance to get a little something Bugatti that you can actually afford, think again. On the cheap side, you can get a pair of cufflinks for about $155 dollars, but those sit right alongside watches that will set you back $380,000.
Just how expensive, and how fast, the Veyron successor will be is something we likely won’t know until sometime later this year.