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Crack open the piggy bank: This is your last chance to buy a new Bugatti Veyron

With a price tag only considered reasonable to Internet moguls and bigwig executives, the Bugatti Veyron doesn’t exactly fly out of showrooms quickly.

Bugatti, however, is pushing to sell it final remaining 40 Veyrons, of which 300 were originally built. Which ones are so far unsold? They’re the Convertible Grand Sport models that happen to be the most expensive version of the Veyron with a price tag of $2.2 million.

But how does Bugatti plan on selling $85.6 million worth of the world’s most expensive car? The company’s answer is the “Dynamic Drive Experience” program, which allows potential buyers to test drive the French spaceship on the open road and on a closed airstrip.  After all, if you’re going to drop over $2 million on a car, I think you should at least make sure you like it first.

Bugatti is also clinging to the sales pitch that its car is a must-have for big-time collectors, attributed to its limited supply and obviously unique attributes.

In the high-rolling world of supercar collecting, the Bugatti sales team emphasizes that vehicles are usually not subject to specific niche collecting or brand rivalries, like with Ford and Chevy. Instead, the Veyron is simply the ultimate supercar.

Expecting to have all remaining units sold by the end of the year, Bugatti will end the era of the super-exclusive Veyron.

If you have the money, you should grab one of the last 40 Veyrons – and fast. Bugatti has no plans for a successor. Urging oil tycoons not to hold their breath; Bugatti states, according to Bloomberg, there won’t be another new model for several years.

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Look out, Bugatti. W Motors’s 770-hp Lykan Hypersport heads to Top Marques Monaco
W Motors Lykan Hypersport

Upstart supercar companies are a dime a dozen, but W Motors is certainly the boldest of these dreamers.
Last fall, it showed what it said was a production-ready version of the Lykan Hypersport, a 245-mph piece of of geometric fury billed as the Middle East's first supercar.
No one has had a chance to verify that top speed claim, but the Hypersport will make an appearance at the Top Marques show in Monaco later this week, making it seem a little less insubstantial.
W Motors has also said that it plans to build a factory in the United Arab Emirates sometime this year, which would make it seem even less like vaporware, and force the universe to confront the question of whether more than one of these outlandish machines can exist without irreparably damaging the space-time continuum.
The Hypersport is powered by a 3.7-liter turbocharged flat-six developed by legendary Porsche tuner Ruf. Lykan says it produces 770 horsepower, enough to launch the Hypersport to 60 mph from a standstill in 2.8 seconds, and on to that aforementioned 245-mph top speed.
It had better be quick, though, considering Lykan plans to ask $3.4 million for the privilege of owning one.
Granted, the Hypersport will come with some lavish features, including a diamond-encrusted cockpit and a "holographic display".
Another feature is exclusivity: only seven cars will be made. That hardly seems like enough to warrant an entire factory.
Then again, Lykan plans to offer a Supersport model, which will keep the Hypersport's Transformers styling, but is rumored to be even more powerful.
Should Bugatti be worried? What are the chances of any of these plans coming to fruition?
Unless your name is Elon Musk, it is incredibly difficult to start a  successful car company. Yet what's made the Lykan story appear credible so far is the impressive list of companies it's been working with, including Ruf, parts giant Magna Steyr, and Italian design firm Studio Torino.
Regardless of its viability, the Lykan Hypersport should get plenty of attention at the Top Marques show this week.

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Bugatti Legend ‘Black Bess’ honors the Veyron’s great grandfather
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Bugatti has been rolling out "Legend" editions of its already-legendary Veyron to celebrate its past and, most likely, to fill the last few orders for this rarified supercar.
The penultimate Legend car was revealed ahead of its scheduled debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. It's called Black Bess.
Black Bess was the nickname of a Bugatti Type 18, which was the fastest road car in the world when it was new. Talk about coming full circle.
Built between 1912 and 1914, The Type 18 had a 5.0-liter four-cylinder engine that developed around 100 horsepower, and was able to propel the car to over 100 mph. That feat was as remarkably in the 1910s as the current Veyron Super Sport's 267 mph top speed is in the 2010s.
Only seven Type 18s were built, and only three survive today. One of those is the car known as Black Bess, a name taken from an English racehorse. The car's current owner - collector Evert Louwman - will loan the car to Bugatti for display in Beijing alongside its modern counterpart.
As with the other Bugatti Legend cars, the 21st century Black Bess is based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse roadster. It has four times has many cylinders as the original car, boasting an 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 that produces around 1,200 hp.
The Vitesse will do 0 to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 253 mph, making it the world's fastest open-topped car.
But those figures apply to any old Vitesse. The Black Bess is set apart with some unique visual flourishes, including a black exterior laced with 24-carat gold accents.
The interior features images of the original Black Bess in the leather and wood surfacing, plus a red steering wheel and accents.
Only three Bugatti Legend Black Bess Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse models will be built, each priced at 2.15 million euros (about $2.98 million at current exchange rates).
The Black Bess is a fitting reminder of Bugatti's history of building superlative road cars. Not that it matters though: no one is going to believe the owners bought their cars for the history when they see those 24-carat gold accents.

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Empty your bank account with this $205,820 Tesla Model S
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It was bound to happen eventually.
The Tesla Model S has become one of the most popular electric cars on the market, and few cars achieve that kind of popularity without sparking a customer's desire to depart from the herd.
If there's any place where a Model S might seem common, it's California. That may explain why Al & Ed's Autosound of West Hollywood decided to "improve" this award-winning luxury sedan.
The most remarkable thing about this custom Model S is its sticker price of up to $205,820, according to AutoBlog. Keep in mind that a stock Model S P85 - the most expensive version - has a base price of around $94,000.
So what do you get for all of that extra cash, besides an empty bank account?
Aesthetic upgrades include a carbon-fiber bodykit for $5,250, a $6,000 3M color-change vinyl wrap in a color that looks like regurgitated wine, and $7,500 "GhostGold" forged alloy wheels (grey turbine wheels are also available for $4,500). A "performance plus" package includes items like a rear spoiler and pinnated brake calipers for $6,500.
Other options include "smart" air suspension for $2,250, a "tech package" ($3,750), and a panoramic sunroof ($2,500).
Complementing the Model S' hi-fi looks are an upgraded sound system ($2,500), and if that's not enough, buyers can select the "audiophile upgrade" for $9,500.
Finally, the company will reupholster the car's interior for $25,000, or about the price of a new Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Customizers have an uncanny ability to find room for improvement in even the most seemingly-perfect cars, but there doesn't seem to be any benefit here. This car may be the world's most expensive Tesla Model S, but is that a good thing?

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