Bugatti has announced it has sold its 400th Veyron, with the milestone car being a limited-edition Grand Sport Vitesse, the third and final “Jean-Pierre Wimille” model of the six-part Bugatti Legends series. The car has been bought by a customer in the Middle East.
The VW-owned carmaker will only build 50 more Veyrons, as the production run of the Veyron and its variants is limited to just 450 models.
Since its launch in 2005, Bugatti has sold all coupes that were limited to 300 units – the Veyron 16.4 with 1,001 PS and the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport with 1,200 PS – and 100 of the planned 150 roadsters: the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport with 1,001 PS and the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with 1,200 PS have now been sold out. This means the 50 models left to buy will all be roadsters.
The development of the Bugatti Veyron was one of the greatest technical challenges in automotive history. The story began in 2005 with the Veyron 16.4, followed in 2008 by the open-top Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. Then, in 2010 the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport with 1,200 PS hit the road, and in 2012 its roadster variant the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse followed.
The Bugatti Legends cars are based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine, the 1,200 PS supercar accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds and from 0 – 200 km/h in only 7.1 seconds. It can stop even quicker: the Vitesse needs just 5.8 seconds to go from 200 km/h to a complete stop.
Bugatti didn’t give any details about the model that will follow the Veyron.
By Dan Mihalascu