There are better hypercars out there.
When the Bugatti Veyron appeared on the scene in 2005, there was nothing that could match its luxuriousness,ferocity and outright speed. With its 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbocharged enginemaking over 1,000 hp, the Veyron was able to sprint to 62 mph in 2.46 secondsand onto a top speed of over 253 mph. We recently saw the first BugattiVeyron go for $1.8 million, but now another Veyron has popped up on eBay with a Buy It Now price of approximately $1.7 million. And there’s no way this 2008Bugatti Veyron with roughly 4,000 miles is worth that much.
When theoriginal Veyron came out, Bugatti priced the vehicle at approximately $1.3 millionand ended up producing special editions that have gone for a whopping $2.5million. Bugatti has sold a total of 450 Veyrons, which makes it nowhere nearas rare as other million dollar hypercars from recent times. To make mattersworse for the Veyron, Bugatti has done very little to alter the hypercar throughoutits lifespan. Bugatti has only added more power, given the vehicle a makeoverand finished the car in interesting colors. Other than that, the Veyron has remainedthe same and that’s not good when other automakers are gunning for supremacy.
The McLaren P1,Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and Pagani Huayra are arguably better to drive, arecheaper and will greatly appreciate over time since they have been produced inmuch smaller numbers. We’re huge fans of the Veyron, but when comparing thehypercar against other offerings, there’s no way it’d be our first choice. Ifyou had over $2 million to spend on a vehicle, would you spend it on this 2008Bugatti Veyron or something else?