When Bugatti first introduced the Veyron, production was limited to just 300 coupes (including the original 16.4 and the Super Sport). Those were followed by an additional 150 roadsters (both Grand Sport and Vitesse), of which 100 have now been sold, leaving just 50 examples left before the Veyron finally roars off into the sunset.

The 400th Veyron built was the third and final example of the Jean-Pierre Wimille edition pictured here. Based on the Vitesse roadster, the Wimille edition is the first in a series of six Legend specials that pay homage to the Alsatian marque's history. The second is dedicated to Jean Bugatti, and the third to racer and factory team manager Meo Costantini, with three more of these three-unit special editions to follow out of the remaining 50 cars to be built at Molsheim. We're expecting one of the remaining three to be named after Rembrandt Bugatti, designer of the company's elephant hood ornament.

Given that it has taken the company over eight years to build those 400 cars, it figures to take Bugatti another year or so to complete the final 50, by which point it'll hopefully have a successor in place. For more news on the landmark, see the official press release below.
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400th Bugatti Veyron sold –
The Veyron begins its final lap


- Just 50 models of the super sports car are still available
- 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille" of the six-part edition "Les Légendes de Bugatti"
- Head of Bugatti Wolfgang Schreiber, "A unique success story about the most exclusive and luxurious super sports car brand in the world"

Molsheim, 5 December 2013. Bugatti has sold its 400th Veyron. Since the production run of the Veyron and its variants is limited to just 450 models, this means just 50 more are still available. The 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse and has been bought by a customer in the Middle East.

With the sale of the 400th Veyron, Bugatti is celebrating another milestone and so begins the final lap of the super sports car's journey. Since its launch in 2005, Bugatti has sold all coupés that were limited to 300 – the Veyron 16.4 with 1,001 PS and the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport with 1,200 PS – and 100 of the planned 150 roadsters: the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport with 1,001 PS and the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with 1,200 PS have now been sold, leaving just 50 models left to buy.

Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S, said, "With the Veyron, Bugatti has established itself as the most exclusive and most luxurious super sports car brand in the world. The Veyron is a unique success story and sets a high standard for the future of Bugatti."

The recently sold 400th Veyron is the third and final Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille" in the exclusive six-part edition "Les Légendes de Bugatti". The series was launched in August at California's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with the Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille". This was followed by the Legend car, "Jean Bugatti", which was presented at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. In November the third Legend Edition, dedicated to Meo Costantini, was revealed to the public at the Dubai International Motor Show 2013. As with all Bugatti Legend cars, the production run is limited to only three vehicles. The Legend Edition "Jean-Pierre Wimille" is priced at €2.13 million, excluding taxes and transport.

The Legend cars are based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The 1,200 PS super car is powered by an eight litre, 16 valve engine and accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds and from 0 - 200 km/h in only 7.1 seconds. Even its brakes are powerful: The Vitesse needs just 5.8 seconds to go from 200 km/h to a complete stop. The super sports car achieves an impressive 1,500 Nm torque between 3,000 and 5,000 rpm. Since April this year the Grand Sport Vitesse can claim to be the fastest roadster in the world with a record of 408.84 km/h driven with the roof off. This makes Bugatti the holder of two world speed records, the other being the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport's record, set in 2010, for the fastest production car when it reached 431.072 km/h.

Bugatti was founded more than 100 years ago in the Alsatian town of Molsheim and today belongs to the Volkswagen Group, which took over the rights to the brand in 1998.

Bugatti, staying true to its motto "Art, Form, Technique", combines the artistic roots of its Italian founder with French savoir-vivre, and German engineering ingenuity. The development of the Bugatti Veyron represented one of the greatest technical challenges in automotive history. The success story began in 2005 with the Veyron 16.4 and in 2008 the open-top Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport pulled up alongside the 1,001 PS super sports car. Then, in 2010 the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport with 1,200 PS hit the road, and in 2012 its roadster variant the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse followed.

The Veyron is still setting the standard today: it is the most powerful and fastest production car in the world and can be used every day, with luxurious and comfortable travel in mind.

With 30 dealerships and service partners in 18 countries Bugatti is a global player. The brand is represented in all corners of the world including Europe, North and South America and the Middle East as well as Japan, Singapore and China.


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      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      So 50 more special editions! I can't wait! :-\
        zero
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan
        In that market, each model is a special edition depending of their clients' request i.e. Pegaso, the configuration is nearly endless. In addition, as far as I know, Bugatti is the only manufacturer providing different taint of carbon fibres from Blue, Red, and Green other than the typical grey and black.
          zero
          • 1 Year Ago
          @zero
          Trist, The Sang Bleu Edition 1/1 switched its console board in Blue Carbon from Gaucho: http://bugattipassion.fr/bugatti-veyron-register/recensement-bugatti-veyron-grand-sport/bugatti-veyron-grand-sport-043/ That picture you took is actually the Bleu Nuit which has its inscription on the door unlike the original Sang Bleu and its copycat. You can ask for the VIN located on the windshield. VIN for Bleu Nuit is VF9SK2C24BM795010, Sang Bleu is VF9SK25250M795043. Source: http://bugattipassion.fr/bugatti-veyron-register/recensement-bugatti-veyron-grand-sport/ The
          Trist
          • 1 Year Ago
          @zero
          The special edition thing is pure nonsense to me. I saw the "Sang Bleu" edition which Bugatti claims is 1/1 at a private auction in Manhattan. I googled the car, saw tons of pics of the exact car but curiously found an article about how a Bugatti Veyron Sang Bleu that resembled the exact one I saw was stolen from a Swiss guy along with a 7-series and a 599 and recovered in Germany. Apparently Bugatti built an exact copycat of the Sang Bleu for this Swiss business man. The special edition exclusiveness is kind of compromised by this... Pic I took of the Sang Bleu: http://tipphotography.tumblr.com/post/68987528688/i-didnt-take-the-best-photo-but-this-bugatti Copycat Sang Bleu that was stolen and recovered: http://www.gtspirit.com/2011/05/14/police-chase-with-stolen-bugatti-veyron-grand-sport/
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      ok are they for real this time? After this one runs out, they'll probably make another batch of "final final" special editions.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        The number has never changed as far as I know. I think it was always 450. Who cares how many editions it takes, really.
      Brex
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please hurry.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      All these special edition paint jobs are only there to stroke the rich buyers ego. "well, my veyron is not the common veyron, but a special edition! Only 1 exists and I own it!" in a rich man accent. Of course I can't afford it, even if I lived 3 times over.
        laydownthelaw
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bK
        Tis the point. You dont buy a seaside manor on the Ductch coast expecting it to look like everyone elses.
      el aventador
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm loving the baby blue on marine blue of the Jean-Pierre Wimille special edition Veyron. I'd never thought I'd actually want a Veyron.
      davido
      • 1 Year Ago
      I read in an English publication (Motor Sport maybe) that VW loses around 5M on each Veyron. Wow!
        brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @davido
        I doubt that. The production of the car now that the R&D is done is cheap. It's that way with any car. So they probably may not make a profit, but I'm sure they aren't losing anything. If it cost them 1 billion to make the car, then the most they would lose is 1 or so million a car. Even then, it seems unlikely.
          Trist
          • 1 Year Ago
          @brandon
          Don't forget they went back to the drawing board to beat the Ultimate Aero when that stole the fastest production car spot. Revised aero and an extra 200 horsepower and the R&D behind the current Super Sport edition costs a bit as well. I can see VW still losing money on each sold to this day.
          davido
          • 1 Year Ago
          @brandon
          The estimates I've seen on development costs are around 1.6 billion. They're making 500 of them according to the article above. That puts the development costs at 3.2mil per car. The car sells for 2mil, so that's 1.5 lost per car and It still costs them money to build it. You said the "production of the car now that the R&D is done is cheap." Really? An aluminum and carbon fiber car with a 1000BHP 16 cylinder quad turbo engine with multiple heat exchangers, carbon ceramic brakes, a suite of electronic controls and active aero is cheap to build? A Golf is cheap to build. A Veyron is not.
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