Speculative investors should have held off on purchasing Facebook stock. Instead, they would have been wiser pooling resources for the Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The one-off supercar, with an asking price of $2.5 million, was shown at "The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering" at Pebble Beach over the weekend... and it was sold to an unnamed buyer before the ink on its seven-digit sticker had dried.

While a standard Vitesse will set someone back about $2.2 million, the Special Edition's $300,000 premium bought a host of cosmetic enhancements (the 1,200-horsepower quad-turbo W16 remains untouched) including a paint job specially prepared as a tribute to the 1928 Type 37A. The top half of the aluminum body is painted in Bianco while the lower half is New Light Blue. Inside the two-place cabin is custom-tailored Cognac leather with contrasting New Light Blue stitching, blue accents in the door handles and map pockets. Pictures don't do it justice.

Before you question a cosmetic upgrade costing more than the average new home, there are a few things to take into consideration. First, Bugatti has had no trouble selling more than 300 Veyrons to date, and as far as we can tell there has been zero depreciation on the secondary market for special one-off models. Second, there are less than 80 build slots left before production stops on what will eventually be considered one of the most extraordinary supercars of its era (and the Vitesse is a the top of the model range). Lastly, consider the interesting backstory about this particular white and blue vehicle.

Don't be surprised if it shows up at a future Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auction at several times its selling price. While buying stock is speculative, investing in a vehicle such as this is all but guaranteed – thus explaining its immediate sale.


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      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only Veyron (Vitesse, not the one in particular) I have ever really found myself thinking about, ever since the Super Sport was announced. A 1200hp Veryon convertible? Well, yes please!
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 2 Years Ago
      While I am a car guy and love cars once you pass the 100k mark it becomes more and more difficult to justify the money. 2.5 million? I can only say... lol.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
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      Isaac
      • 2 Years Ago
      No depreciation? Really? How about the Veyron that sold at Barret Jackson? There have been Veyron's in the second hand market for a while; and they don't command 1.4-1.9 Million US $...
        MANARC100
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Isaac
        To be fair i think the article stated there has not been depriciation on "Special Edition/ One Off" Veyrons.
      Smiley
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have no idea where Autoblog gets its "facts" from. The Veyron has routinely been selling for well under $1mm on the secondary market. Not sure where y'all got the no deprecation idea.
      adam.hoult
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was widely reported that Jay Leno was the buyer of this car.
        evilzibob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @adam.hoult
        Leno said he's not a fan of the veyron so I doubt its him.
          adam.hoult
          • 2 Years Ago
          @evilzibob
          Just found the article I was thinking of. Initially they stated Leno bought it, now they say that "word is" he did not. The car is based on the 1928 37A that Leno owns and loaned out for the unveiling of the Vitesse
      stormbringer1213
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you read the entire article it states Leno is not the buyer.
      hebrews movers
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey, I think Bugatti Veyron Is amazing, and I am excited to get more information about this sexy car. Its cost is high but the feature it is offering is great. And this car has lots of vendors in the market.
      TommoBedhair
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just found an awesome video showcasing the vitesse: http://www.bugattiuk.com/bugatti-veyron-vitesse/