Bugatti is celebrating another milestone in selling its 400th Veyron hypercar. The production run of all Bugatti Veyron models was orginally limited to 450 units, meaning just 50 are still available to buy.
The 400th model was a Grand Sport Vitesse ‘Jean-Pierre Wimille’ special edition Veyron and bought by a customer in the Middle East, priced at €2.13 million (£1.77 million). This particular model was one of six special edition variants all dedicated to ‘Les Legendes de Bugatti’, which were all limited to just three models each.
The legend models were all based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, powered by a 1184bhp 8.0-litre W16 quad-turbo engine. It could hit 62mph in 2.6 seconds and continue on to reach a top speed of 254mph.
Since the Veyron’s launch in 2005, all 300 coupe models have been sold – including the 1184bhp Super Sport – and 100 of the 150 Veyron roadsters have been snapped up. Although launched almost nine years ago, the Veyron remains the most powerful and fastest production car on sale today thanks to constant revisions and the introduction of the Super Sport version.
“With the Veyron, Bugatti has established itself as the most exclusive and most luxurious super sports car brand in the world,” said Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, President of Bugatti Automobiles. “The Veyron is a unique success story and sets a high standard for the future of Bugatti.”