Back in 2005, Bugatti launched the Veyron , a supercar that would end up becoming one of the most important cars of this generation. It’s already 2014 and 405 of the 450 Veyrons Bugatti planned to produce already have owners. That leaves 45 more Veyrons that are still in production. Of that 45, there are 30 current Veyrons that are already accounted for. That leaves 15 Veyrons that still don’t have an owner. Yes, we’re down to the last 15 models of the most iconic supercar of this era. Once all 15 find owners, Bugatti will no longer build the Veyron.
In some ways, it’s pretty sad knowing that we can’t look forward to more of those exclusive one-off Veyrons that Bugatti releases at the most inexplicable of times. On the other hand, it also feels like the right time to say farewell to the supercar.
It’s had a tremendous run over the past nine years, highlighted by numerous record-setting achievements as the fastest production car in the world. Bugatti is also responsible for some incredibly rare Veyrons that includes the recently launched Legends series.
But all good things really do come to an end, and the Veyron isn’t an exception to that. So with 15 models left before it rides of into the sunset, here’s a toast to celebrate the legendary life of one of the most iconic modern-day supercars.
Godpseed, Bugatti Veyron. Thanks for the memories.
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Why It Matters
It’s the end of an era. That’s about as simple as I can put it. The Bugatti Veyron has long held lordship over the supercar world. Models like the Koenigsegg One:1 and the Hennessey Venom GT have somewhat usurped the thunder of the Veyron in recent years. But make no mistake, this generation of supercars will always, now and forever, regard the Bugatti Veyron as the gold standard of exotic cars.
That’s a distinction the almighty Veyron will carry with it as it rides into the sunset and down the road to history.
Once the Bugatti Veyron is officially retired, the spotlight will turns to its successor, the still-unnamed Bugatti.
For now, we’ll call it the Veyron successor. So we still don’t know what it’s name is going to be, but what we do know is that the Veyron successor will feature hybrid technology to complement its updated 8.0-liter, turbocharged, W-16 engine. A recent report from Autocar hinted that the car will be able to produce 1,479 horsepower to go with a top speed of 286 mph. Yep. 286 mph!
Expect the Veyron successor to be unveiled in 2016 with deliveries set to begin a year after. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we already know it’s going to cost seven figures.