This weekend not only marks the beginning of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show , but also the launch date of the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 43rd edition of the auction will be a special one, as the company prepared a series of special vehicles that will be auctioned to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
One of these vehicles is a 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 owned by Simon Cowell. When Cowell bought the Veyron back in 2008, it was the fastest street-legal vehicle in America, so this makes it even more special.
The car comes with only 1,300 miles on the odometer and all of them were with Cowell at the helm. It features a custom black paint with black interior — this is one of just a few Veyrons offered in American in this configuration. The car also benefits from a full one-year, extended factory warranty offered directly through Bugatti.
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Bugatti launched the Veyron 16.4 in 2005 and produced it until 2011 when it was replaced by the Grand Sport version.
The model owned by Cowell is a standard 16.4 powered by a 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged, W-16 engine that delivers a total of 1,001 horsepower and 911 pound-feet of torque. The supercar goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.46 seconds and up to a top speed of about 252 mph.