End of a chapter: the curtain rises on an icon! At the Geneva International Motor Show, Bugatti was celebrating the Veyron, the fastest production supercar in the world whose performance has captivated legions of fans around the world since its launch ten years ago. The Veyron was limited to 450 units, and the last one has already been sold.
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The world première of the final Veyron in Geneva marked the culmination of an unprecedented chapter in automotive history. Bugatti showcased the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse “La Finale” with chassis number 450 alongside chassis number one of the Veyron 16.4 which rolled out of the company’s factory in Molsheim ten years ago and heralded the start of the Veyron’s success story.
“The Bugatti Veyron has shown that our engineers are capable of achieving a previously unimagined level of technical excellence, thereby opening up whole new dimensions in the automotive sector,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “The Veyron is justifiably at the head of the field. As the most powerful and fastest production supercar in the world, the Veyron is a true benchmark. With a world record speed of 431.072 km/h, it has become an icon of longitudinal dynamics.”
The development of the Bugatti Veyron represented one of the greatest technical and engineering challenges ever overcome in automotive history. At the time, Bugatti developers were faced with four key specifications: the car had to transfer more than 1,000 PS onto the road, achieve a top speed in excess of 400 km/h, accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds and – the biggest challenge of all – still be suitable for ‘driving to the opera’ in comfort and style. Well, they’ve pretty much nailed it!
“With the next Bugatti model, we are aiming to consolidate and expand the market-leading position we have established with the Veyron,” the Bugatti President explains. “Our challenge is to make the best even better”.
Horsepower @ RPM: 1183
Torque @ RPM: 1106
Displacement: 8.0 L
0-60 mph time: 2.5 sec.
Top Speed: 267 mph