First sold in 2005, all 300 of the originally-planned Bugatti Veyron coupes are spoken for according to Bugatti. Alas, if you need to get to a very important date at over 250 mph, you’ll have to do it in a roadster. Of the 150 Bugatti Veyron roadsters planned, 50 are still up for grabs after the 400th Veyron was purchased by a customer from the Middle East.
The 400th vehicle, a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse roadster, is the third and final example of the Jean-Pierre Wimille edition. The special edition Bugatti Veyron pays tribute to Wimille as part of the Legendes de Bugatti series; Wimille won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Bugatti in 1937 and 1939. At $2.91 million without taxes and shipping, the supercar is one heftily-priced homage.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, introduced in 2012, is the fastest production roadster in the world. With a top speed of 254.04 mph achieved at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien proving grounds in Germany, its quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 engine bellows with an astronomical 1,200 hp and 1106 lb-ft of torque. That unspeakable power is capable of projecting the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse from 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds.
Now that just 50 Bugatti Veyron units are available, the revolutionary supercar is enters its “final lap,” according to Bugatti. “With the Veyron, Bugatti has established itself as the most exclusive and most luxurious super sports car brand in the world,” said Bugatti president Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber. “The Veyron is a unique success story and sets a high standard for the future of Bugatti.”
Bugatti has set the bar high with the Veyron, building one of the most ferocious and memorable vehicles of the last decade. No doubt Bugatti has quite the follow-up planned somewhere down the road, and we’re more than anxious for the next two-toned bliss-mobile to emerge.