There is something special about being number 1, heck recently a man in Abu Dhabi paid over $14 Million for the priviledge of having the number “1” lisence plate, instant street credit in the Middle East’s oil rich car crazy tuner culture. Here is another kind of first; it is the first Bugatti of the 21st century, it is the first modern super car to demand €1 million for the privilege of ownership. This was the first road going car to be powered by Volkswagen’s W16, making 1001 HP with the help of four turbochargers. If you haven’t figured it out by now we are talking about the Bugati Veyron, and this is the very first one, chassis #001 of 300.

The owner has relinquished his piece of automobile history, and with only 400 miles on the clock, the original Veyron is on sale; the asking price, a cool $2.4 Million. The quadruple digit horse power Bugatti Veyron 16.4 can achieve a level of acceleration previously unheard of in the sports car segment, the speed bubble can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just three seconds and fly past the 200 MPH mark only 11 seconds later. Thanks to the car’s 923 lb-ft of torque, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4’s powerful propulsion unit is not exhausted until the piece of rolling technology reaches 252.3 mph (406 km/h): the maximum speed for which chassis and drive train have been designed.


Source: Autoblog

What do you think?


  (182) posted on 06.21.2009

Is there something wrong with being number 2? or 3? Its still the same car we’re talking about, still the same person we’re talking about. I think that those person who would be buying these stuff because that wouldn’t be love for the car, that’s love for oneself and one’s pride.

  (116) posted on 06.20.2009

The most powerfull production car’s number 1 chasis is being sold. It is not surprising, whether this is for charity purposes just plainly to earn from the sale, I think this car has carved its niche in the place of those filthy affluent circles of rich people of the world. If men in middle east can buy a plate for 14M as a statement of his status symbol, it could also be true to this Veyron.

  (78) posted on 06.20.2009

I must say that the dealer or the owner is clearly looking to make money, as a new Veyron, of which only 300 will be produced, costs around £850,000. But this number for some who has a penchant for number 1 might consider the deal afterall.

  (79) posted on 06.20.2009

The low mileage should mean the Veyron, with its #001 production number, is in mint condition. The car has 987bhp and travels from 0-62mph in 2.46sec. But for some ordinary folks like us, 2.4 M is too much to spend for a car. But how will you reconcile someone buying a piece of metal a sheer thin piece of metal for 14 M. It could buy us more cars and houses already for sure.

  (137) posted on 06.20.2009

With a car that has so much value and if I were to pay 2.4 mil for a car I would probably not put more than 400 miles on it either. Keep it locked up for in case a eon craps on it or something. But of course, this is not for some ordinary guy like us. It for the richie rich pals who do not know where to put his money anymore.

  (177) posted on 06.20.2009

As to what I know the trend for the last decade or so has been to sell the first production unit for charity purposes. But you know, in a world where so many don’t even have enough to eat, nor a safe place to sleep, it is immoral that anyone would buy a car like this, no matter how much he or she give to charity

  (231) posted on 06.20.2009

Just an opinion here. I hope this does not confuses us all. Coz I am just wondering as I actually wouldn’t doubt that this is the second car out of the factory, but is labeled as the #1 production car. I could be wrong on that, but clearly they have a few cars that are at least almost production cars that are made before the final versions. So how does this work internally?

  (289) posted on 06.20.2009

Yup that is true. The dealership brought this one out to the Concours d’Elegance in Beverly Hills last year as well... they’ve clearly had it sitting there for over a year... must be even the filthy rich in the area can’t afford it either that is my opinion. I don’t know this others.

  (318) posted on 06.20.2009

Bugatti #001 has been for sale for over a year now by the same dealership. I remember seeing it at the Father’s Day Beverly Hills Concours. Maybe some of the richie rich in tha post neighborhood, does not have enough dollars to spend for this one or they are not that stupid enough to pay that much for this car. I can’t declare which is which

  (314) posted on 06.20.2009

If you belong to the circle, of course this is quite the bargain in rediculous collector terms... this car will be worth much more in years to come, being that its number 1. if you’re a billionaire, you may as well just buy this for the sake of investment. But again only if you belong to the circle of those who can afford the luxury to spend moeny for something you would not maximally use as a car

  (314) posted on 06.20.2009

2.4 million for one of the most powerful production cars in the world, and yet you’d be a fool to drive it. Seems like a bit of a waste to me. Beautiful car though.
But id of course nouveau-riche edition - a culture for those who have more to follishly spend for something you won’t really drive

  (421) posted on 06.20.2009

This is really great! Imagine owning the 001 chasis of the very expensive super car-veyron. But I know no one could beat the news if that guy from Abu Dhabi who owns that 14M number 1 plate will buy this number 1 Veyron for 2.4M. Alot cheaper than the plate, absurd though interesting.

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