After 10 years, production of the Bugatti Veyron has finished after 450 examples were created. To help celebrate the truly legendary and iconic French supercar, the marque has released a three-minute long tribute to the Veyron showing some of the technology behind it as well as many of the raving reviews the Veyron has received over the years.
As we covered in our special tribute post to the Bugatti Veyron, the car’s story starts way back in the Tokyo Motor Show 1999 when the covers were taken off the bold Bugatti Veyron EB 18.4 concept. By September 2005, production started and the Veyron became the world’s fastest production car with a verified top speed of 407 km/h in 16.4 specification.
In both Super Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse variations, its 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine delivers 1200 hp at 6400 rpm and 1500 Nm of torque between 3000 and 5000 rpm. In Veyron Super Sport specification, the car can reach 431 km/h (267.8 mph) while the top speed of the Vitesse (introduced in 2012) sits at 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph).
To send off the Veyron, the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. Its body combines red carbon fibre, the first time it has featured on a Bugatti, with a number of black gloss elements in addition to the black wheels. The underside of the jaw-dropping rear wing/air brake reads La Finale. It is reported that the car has been purchased by a Middle Eastern customer who had a strong influence over the configuration of the car.
Following the scheme of the exterior, the interior is also designed to pay homage to the first Veyron, selecting a very alluring red tone known as “Hot Spur”. This red appears in the arm rests, the instrument panel, the dashboard, the side bolsters and on the rim of the steering wheel.