Final Bugatti Veyron Will Be Displayed in Geneva
Introduced 10 years ago, the Bugatti Veyron is facing retirement in 2015, when the 450th and final example will roll out of the Molsheim assembly plant in Alsace, France. To celebrate the event, Bugatti will showcase the final Veyron at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, company president Wolfgang Durheimer revealed in an interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
The final Bugatti Veyron is a bespoke version of the Grand Sport Vitesse model, and although Durheimer decline to unveil any actual details, the 450th supercar will feature a unique exterior finish — likely in carbon fiber — and a host of bespoke interior appointments. If custom iterations such as the Black Bess and the Ettore Bugatti are any indication, the 450th Veyron will feature custom door panels and sills, a special insert in the center console extension, and various other ornaments. Look for exclusive leathers and upholstery colors as well.
What won’t change on the final iteration of the Veyron is its massive 8.0-liter W-16. The quad-turbo engine will produce the same 1,183 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque that made the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse the fastest open-top production car in the world at 254.04 mph. With that much oomph traveling to the pavement through a seven-speed, DSG sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive, the Veyron needs only 2.6 seconds to sprint to 60 mph.
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Why it matters
Bidding farewell to the Veyron might cause some sobbing among supercar enthusiasts, but all good things must come to an end. One of this generation’s most iconic supercars has reached the end of the road after becoming not just the fastest production car in the world, but also the one that gave birth to one of the most comprehensive customizations program in the world. With each of the 450 Veyrons featuring unique characteristics, Bugatti achieved bragging rights only marques such as Ferrari and Rolls-Royce have.
The good news here is that the Veyron will cease to exist only to make way for a brand-new hypercar — the Chiron — which will reportedly be more powerful, quicker, boast a higher top speed and feature even more state-of-the-art technology. Looked at that way, the Veyron passing into the history books is actually a reason to celebrate. Times are changing at Bugatti, and the Veyron will serve as a starting point for anything the company has in store for the automotive market. And that’s the Veyron’s greatest legacy, as its development represented an exceptional effort from a technological standpoint. The Veyron will be more than a predecessor to the Chiron. It will become the benchmark the new supercar will have to best — arguably the biggest challenge Bugatti will face since it developed the Veyron back in the early 2000s.
Source: Auto Motor Und Sport