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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale Makes Grand Exit in Geneva

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/2/2015 Karla Sanchez

The final Bugatti Veyron sold, a 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse dubbed "La Finale," is leaving with guns blazing. Since the hypercar marks the end of an era for Bugatti, the automaker has given it a proper sendoff by showcasing it at the 2015 Geneva motor show, where it will be accompanied by the very first Veyron built at the Molsheim factory in France.

Chassis number one's attendance alongside La Finale is significant because it inspired the design of the last Veyron. Like the first model, the La Finale boasts the same carbon fiber bodywork with a red and black two-tone color scheme, except that it's flipped. The front wing panels, doors, and area between the doors and side air intakes feature exposed black carbon fiber, while other parts of the car's exterior are made from exposed red carbon fiber. Bugatti says this is the first time this specific red color has ever been used on a Veyron. Also unlike any other Veyron, the "La Finale" lettering has been painted on two places on the hypercar's exterior: one on the front right headlight, and the other on the rear wing's underside.

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale Sketch© Provided by MotorTrend Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale Sketch

Although the two bookends are similar in design, the final model mixes it up with bespoke details that have never been featured on any of the other 449 Veyrons built and sold. For the first time on a Veyron, the air scoops and intercooler cover have been painted in black, while the EB logo and the "16.4" badge are finished in Italian Red. The hubcaps on the black and red wheels also feature a relief of the famous Bugatti elephant that was designed by Rembrandt Bugatti, brother of company founder Ettore. This iconic design was once used on the radiator cap on the Type 41 Royale and has become a symbol of the brand beside the signature EB logo. The black-painted elephant is made from milled aluminum and also appears on the fuel tank cover and oil cap.

Inside, La Finale's cabin has been upholstered entirely in a light beige "Silk" color, and unlike chassis number one, the interior features a two-tone color theme like the exterior. The Silk color is offset by red "Hot Spur" leather that's found on the arm rests, instrument panel, dashboard, and side bolsters on the steering wheel. The red leather is also found on the headrests, where the "La Finale" lettering is embroidered in the Silk color. Exposed red carbon fiber also adds extra pizzazz inside on the center tunnel, center console inserts, door panels, and seat shells. The centerpiece, though, is the huge Bugatti elephant on the stowage compartment cover, which has been made from exposed red carbon fiber. The elephant was cast in bronze and finished in black, while underneath it, the 450/450 lettering is painted in black. Despite the cosmetic changes, the final Veyron's 1200-hp 8.0-liter quad-turbo W-16 remains untouched.

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale Interior Seat© Provided by MotorTrend Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale Interior Seat

La Finale closes a significant chapter in the automaker's history, with a 10-year run of the famed hypercar. A total of 450 Veyrons were sold, with 300 of them being coupes and the rest open-tops. Since the number of Veyrons has continued to dwindle over the past year, Bugatti has featured a number of special editions, with the Legends series including some of the more significant ones. The special-edition series of hypercars featured 16 cars that each paid homage to big names from Bugatti's history. Some of these names included Bugatti racer Jean-Pierre Wimille, and of course, company founder Ettore Bugatti.

While the Veyron's departure closes one door for the company, it opens another, as Bugatti is already gearing up for the release of the Veryon's successor, rumored to be called the Chiron. The Chiron is said to make around 1500 hp and boast some type of electrification, but we won't know for sure until Bugatti is ready to reveal the next-gen hypercar.

Source: Bugatti

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale Rear Side View© Provided by MotorTrend Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale Rear Side View
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