After ten years and 450 examples built, the Bugatti Veyron is roaring off down the Autobahn for the last time. But before it does, it deserves a proper send-off. Leave it to the boys at Xcar to do the job right.
Say hello to La Finale, the latest special-edition Bugatti Veyron, unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Now say goodbye, because it marks the end of an era for one of the most powerful, celebrated and iconic supercars of all time.
Bugatti is saying goodbye to the Veyron at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale. It sports an exposed carbon fiber exterior in red and black that is designed to match the look of the first completed example of the supercar.
Bugatti head Wolfgang Durheimer says the 450th and last Veyron will be at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It will mark the end of 10 years of production, 300 coupes, and 150 open-top versions of the engineering coup that redefined how much a supercar could do.
The better part of a decade since its introduction, the Bugatti Veyron is approaching the end of its stretch of derestricted Autobahn, with only eight examples of the earth-shattering hypercar still left up for grabs before its successor takes its place.
For a car capable of unprecedented speeds, the Bugatti Veyron sure has stuck around a long time – but it's almost gone. And that means it's time for the Alsatian marque to move on to the next thing. Fortunately, according to Automobile magazine, Bugatti has been working on the Veyron's successor for about four years now. And though Bugatti has kept pretty quiet on the details of what its next hypercar will entail, the publication's well-informed European correspondent Georg Kacher has some
Upon first inspection, this looks to be a strangely styled Bugatti Veyron. Such a thing shouldn't be a shock. We have, after all, already seen the hypercar with a penis on the hood and painted in nearly every single hue that exists on our planet. Take a closer look, though, and we see something altogether different. That's because this isn't a Veyron – it's new, rumored to be a replacement to the Veyron and is allegedly called the Chiron.
There are no shortage of phallus jokes one can make about a car and its owners, but no amount of jesting makes spray painting an actual penis on a car okay. That's triply true when the car in question is the Bugatti Veyron.
Bugatti is nearing the very end of its Veyron production run with only around 15 of the supercars reportedly left to be sold of the 450-car total. With so few remaining, the supremely posh automaker is already deep into development discussions of a successor, but it doesn't seem that the company has a final design in mind quite yet.
Between Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti, the Volkswagen Group has no lack of prestige marques under its umbrella. And while some of these marques may produce models that compete against each other, each seems to be profitable enough in its own right to justify its existence. But what about Bentley and Bugatti? Surely these marques cater to the same customers, right?