The very last Veyron – “La Finale” – will be on show in Geneva next week.
Confirming what we knew already, Bugatti has announced the last ever Veyron model has been built and sold, and will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Dubbed “La Finale,” the final and 450th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse and was sold to a customer in the Middle East. It all began back in 2005, with the first Veyrons delivering 987 hp from their 8.0-liter W16 engines. Output was later upped to 1,184 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque, with the open-top Grand Sport arriving in 2008 and the Super Sport in 2010.
Revealed in 2012, the Grand Sport Vitesse was the final model in the range, but Bugatti has produced an array of special edition models during the Veyron’s ten-year run, most recently the ‘Legends’ series that culminated with the Ettore Bugatti model that debuted in Paris last year. Sprinting from 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds and hitting a top speed of 268 mph, the Veyron is the quickest car in the world after the 270-mph Hennessey Venom GT. "The Veyron is unique in many respects even ten years after its launch," says Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer. "In the Veyron, Bugatti has created an automobile icon and established itself as the world's most exclusive supercar brand."
So, what’s next? A successor, tipped to be called the Bugatti Chiron, is currently in development, and will use a heavily modified version of the Veyron’s 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 with output boosted from 1,200 to 1,500 horsepower, which will be achieved via direct fuel injection and electric turbochargers. Bugatti expects a top speed of around 288 mph.