Witness The Final Bugatti Veyron - 27/03/15
Watch the video to witness the final Bugatti Veyron being produced..........but will it be the last we see of the Supercar?
After bursting on to the supercar scene back in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron has been produced in 4 different models; the original 'Veyron', the 'Grand Sport', the 'Super Sport' and the 'Grand Sport Vitesse'. For its last car produced, Bugatti have branded this one off supercar as 'La Finale'. In this video you can enjoy the men and women of the Bugatti assembly plant in Molsheim in France combining all of the individual parts to create one last piece of art!
When the Volkswagen Group purchased the Bugatti brand in 1998, the team of technical guru's began work on a car that would re-define the boundaries of 'road legal' power and speed. 7 years later, the first Bugatti Veyron rolled out of the assembly plant ready to break some records.......and break some records it certainly did! The 'Super Sport' model is recognised by The Guinness World Records as the world's fastest road-legal production car in the world with a top speed of 431.072 kmh / 276.856 mph, and the roadster Veyron 'Grand Sport Vitesse' as the worlds fastest road-legal production roadster in the world with a top speed of 408.84 kmh / 254.04 mph.
As you may expect from a car with a base value of £1,065,000, Bugatti gave the purchaser full control over the cars interior and exterior colour combinations, resulting in some quite unique looking supercars! However, some customers felt their cars were still not quite 'special' enough and opted for an aftermarket paint finish or wrap like the gold one shown above.
When the car was launched, The Volkswagen group proudly announced that to produce a Bugatti Veyron costs around £5m therefore losing nearly £4m per car! When asked by a brave reporter in a press conference why they would put this car into production with losses like that, the Volkswagen representative simply responded with "because we can!". So with 450 Bugatti Veyron's produced at an estimated loss of nearly £4m each, would mean a total loss of nearly £1,800,000,000 surely this will be the last we see of a Veyron style car from Bugatti............but no! They are currently hard at work designing a hybrid version with more power and more speed, maybe even a slightly improved top speed fuel consumption of the current Veyron's 3 mpg!
We will have to wait and see........