Selling just 450 cars in 10 years doesn’t seem like something to celebrate, unless you’re Bugatti.
The Alsatian carmaker says it has sold the final Veyron, and will display it at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, which opens next week.
Fittingly dubbed “La Finale,” the last Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse, the sportier of the two open-topped Veyron models. It features the 1,200-horsepower version of 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 engine and aerodynamic upgrades from the Super Sport coupe.
This was the only version of the Veyron still available was production wound down, the coupe models having long sold out.
Bugatti originally planned to sell just 300 coupes, but added the 150 Grand Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse roadsters later on.
Chassis number 450 will go to an unnamed buyer in the Middle East, and will be displayed alongside the first Veyron in Geneva.
After a decade of collecting superlatives, the Veyron will then ride off into the sunset, and all eyes will turn to its replacement.
Bugatti has said it will start working on a new model, but the exact details and the timeline of its launch seem to be in flux.
The Veyron replacement is expected to be another supercar, possibly called Chiron. Whatever they’re planning, Bugatti’s engineers and designers will have to work pretty hard to top their last effort.
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