According to an official release from Bugatti, the final Veyron has now been ordered by a European customer, marking an end to extreme-supercar with an exclusive production run of 300 models.
While it lasted, the Veyron set records and hearts aflame around the world. For instance, the Grand Sport version became the fastest convertible at 223 miles per hour with the top down.
More, Veyron was the first production car to have a full carbon-fiber monocoque, and first street legal car with four turbo charges.
The Veyron can rocket from 0-62mph in just 2.46 seconds and when moving at top speed, the 16-cylinder quad turbo engine yields an impressively bad 3 miles per gallon.
The seven-gear twin-clutch gearbox governs an unbelievable 1,250 Newton meters of torque, and is one of the fastest transmissions in the world with shift times of less than 150 milliseconds.
The Super Sport boasting 1,200 PS and a top speed of 415 km/h performs the same feat even faster. It uses Michelin PAX run flat tires, designed specifically to accommodate the Veyron’s top speed, which reportedly cost €25,000 per set.
Pay attention! – those tired can be removed from the rims only in France, and to do a complete service ( tyres replacement, oil and filters ) will cost you €70,000.
Of course this car produces a lot of heat – it has ten radiators: 3 heat exchangers for the air-to-liquid intercoolers, three for the engine, one for AC, one for oil, one for differential, and one for engine oil! Ten !
Bugatti unveiled Veyron for the first time in 1998, at the Tokyo Motor Show – the same year when Volkswagen bought the rights to the Bugatti brand.
For those who don’t know, the car was named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939.
Designed and developed by Volkswagen and produced by Bugatti at their headquarters in Château St. Jean in Molsheim – France, the Veyron’s chief designer was Hartmut Warkuss, and the exterior was designed by Jozef Kabaň of Volkswagen.
Prices in the United States started at $1,700,500.