The Bugatti Veyron, the fastest production car to ever exist (and the most expensive car in the world), has run its course. The last model of Bugatti’s $2 million-plus masterpiece was sold this week to an anonymous Middle Eastern man, marking the end of an era for Bugatti – a very, very fast era.
In total, 450 Veyrons were produced over the the course of the car’s history, many of them extremely unique and customized. This final Veyron, appropriately titled “La Finale,” is a 1/1, limited edition Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which is one gorgeous automobile.
The end of the Veyron does not mean that Bugatti is done trying to push the envelope on what it means to make a super car, though. The company is expected to roll out the Veyron’s predecessor in 2016, and we imagine that this car won’t be too boring, either.
The “La Finale” Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is going to be a hard vehicle for Bugatti – or any other company, for that matter – to improve upon in the next few years. Going 0-62 in just 2.5 seconds, with 1183bhp and 1106lb ft of torque, this car can reach a maximum speed of 267.86 miles per hour, which makes it the world’s fastest production automobile.
Before this car is shipped off to its very lucky owner, “La Finale” will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show next week, letting the public take in the end of an exciting era for Bugatti.
So what’s next? Well, all we know so far is what is NOT next. Bugatti has claimed that their next generation of super car will not just be a replacement for the Veyron, nor will it be a “Super Veyron” of sorts. The company has also confirmed that the next model will not be based on the popular “Galibier” concept that was unveiled in 2009.
It seems that with the end of the Bugatti Veyron, it is back to the drawing board for the world’s foremost luxury car company. What they roll out next is anyone’s guess, but based on the last few years of Veyrons, we are sure that Bugatti will impress and exceed expectations.