• Jan 15, 2009
When Bugatti started production of the Veyron back in 2005, it was supposed to build 300 examples. For a long time, that total seemed pretty ambitious considering the seven-figure price tag on the most super of contemporary supercars, but according to Molsheim, all but 50 have been built and sold. Add to that another 150 examples of the Grand Sport roadster version and you've got 450. Whether special editions like the Pur Sang, Sang Noir and Hermes are counted as part of the original production figures or considered supplemental specials is insignificant, considering that only a handful of each are to be built.

The one wrinkle that has us wondering about all of these million-dollar supercars is that it was only last March when it was announced that Bugatti had sold 220 cars (of which only 132 had been built). Given how long it took them to get to 220, that seems like one heck of an order ramp-up, particularly given the state of the global economy.

The bottom line is that if you've been dragging your feet over whether to spend that extra million on a Bugatti or not, better make your mind up fast. Like, Veyron fast.


[Source: Autotelegraaf via Autogespot]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I call BS. If you've got the money you can buy one. Put $1500K up and the factory will build you one/extend production/or build a 'special'. Money talks, BS walks.


      • 6 Years Ago
      I've heard that some people bought two, one to drive, the other one to store as a collectible.

      There is an off-chance that both will appreciate in value, pretty much offsetting the cost of buying both of them.

      Must be nice to be rich enough to buy new cars that appreciate in value.....

        • 6 Years Ago
        There is a dutch guy who is trying to make a dutch flag with three of them. He wants to get the last one to have a blue, red, and white one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        if only my 05 Malibu did that...(dreams)
      • 6 Years Ago
      My girlfriend's boss, who she is secretary for has one, and im telling you this thing is something special, when this car came out the only thing i wanted was just to see one of these on the road, and they are something special. Now i just want to see the convertible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can only imagine that because of the exclusivity of this car and the crown it still holds as king of luxury supercars, it won't depreciate anytime soon and it would probably be a sound investment - if you could hold back from driving it!
        • 6 Years Ago
        depreciate means nothing until someone sells one at a distressed sale, such as is happening now in HK. One or two-year-old Bentley's going for $35K. Sure, the Arabs can sit on their Veyrons until oil goes back up (and it WILL) or the Israelis show them come to Abraham time.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Tigermill, in US dollars? why?
        • 6 Years Ago
        It may never depreciate. The Enzos & McLaren F1s have kept their value or more. Im sure the Veyron will be the same.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whats crazy is that many owners have two now as a result of the convertible. There was an excellent piece in Car about the prepping for the ultra-exclusive reveal of the roadster in the French Riviera. Many of the customers (none of which were disclosed aside from Ralph Lauren) were said to already own one.

      On the other hand, this really is one of the most incredible engineering feats of the last 100 years. If I had the means I would buy a pre production version just to have it in a disassembled state. Supposedly that which you don't see is every bit as amazing as the performance.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I need to win the lotto STAT
      • 6 Years Ago
      they sold more cars then maybach.
      atlas topgear didn't make a joke of maybach .
      this Bugatti is so slow.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I never realized those HIDEOUS amber turn signals up front. Holy crap.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's alright, I mean, most cars see the front for one second in rearview mirror then it's gone. In a flash.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is my favorite car followed by the enzo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      95% of which are owned by Arabs. Yayyyy!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Who wreck them as often as not. Dubai, HAI!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Darn!

      I was only about 50 years from having enough saved up and they go and sell them all.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At least the fastest production car in the world the American SSC ultimate aero is still being produced.
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