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End of an Era: Final Bugatti Veyron Sold is Headed for Geneva Show

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/23/2015 Karla Sanchez
End of an Era: Final Bugatti Veyron Sold is Headed for Geneva Show

After being in production for 10 years and spawning several special editions, the Bugatti Veyron has finally reached the end of its run. The luxury supercar maker has announced that the very last 450th Veyron has been sold, but before it heads home to its new owner, the model will be given a proper sendoff at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

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Show-goers will be able to say goodbye to the Grand Sport Vitesse "La Finale" at the upcoming show, where it will be shown alongside the very first Veyron that left the factory in Molsheim, France 10 years ago. Even after all that time, though, the Veyron has always managed to make an impression.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legends Jean Pierre Wimille Right Rear View© Provided by MotorTrend Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legends Jean Pierre Wimille Right Rear View

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“The Veyron is unique in many respects even ten years after its launch,” said Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer in a release. That's because the Veryon has maintained its status as one of the most powerful hypercars in the world, offering up to 1200-hp by way of an 8.0-liter W-16 engine. Our very own Angus MacKenzie even called the Veyron "one of the most extraordinary cars ever built. Whether the new owner, a customer in the Middle East, plans on flinging the hypercar around the track at speeds beyond 200 mph, or simply adding it to his private collection, we're sure he'll enjoy being a part of the company's storied history.

The Veyron 16.4 was introduced in 2005, with the open-top version, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, following in 2008. In 2010, the more powerful Veyron 16.4 Super Sport came along and was then joined by the roadster version, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, in 2012.The Grand Sport Vitesse officially became known as the world's fastest convertible when it effortlessly nailed a top speed run of 254.4 mph down a 5-mile straight, though it was "unofficially" dethroned when the Hennessey Venom GT topped the record with a 265.7-mph run.

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Even though the Veryon has reached its end, that doesn’t mean it's all over. We've already heard the Veyron's successor will be called the Chiron and that it will boast some type of electrification. Spy photographers spotted a camouflaged prototype a couple times now. Since then, more details about the car have come to light, with reports suggesting the next-generation car will be lighter and may come with an engine that delivers an incredible 1500 hp -- 25 percent stronger than the Veyron's 1200-hp W-16 beast.

Although performance figures haven't been confirmed, we've reported before that the next-gen car could have a 288-mph top speed, and a 0-62-mph time of about 2.5 seconds. With Bugatti's factory jumping right into building pre-series Chiron supercars, there won't be much time to miss the Veyron.

Source: Bugatti

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