Volkswagen AG sells off the last 450th Bugatti Veyron

Volkswagen AG sells off the last 450th Bugatti Veyron New Bugatti Veyron
author image Nikhil Puthran
Tuesday 24 February 2015, 17:33 PM

Volkswagen AG has reportedly sold the 450th unit which is indeed the final Bugatti Veyron to be sold in history. This event marks as the end of one of the most exclusive supercars ever built across the globe. The last Veyron sold is an open-top Grand Sport Vitesse variant, that is capable of producing about 1,200 horsepower. The car, rechristened as La Finale, will be on display next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The 450 Veyrons units that were sold went for an average price of about 2.3 million euros ($2.6 million) each, Molsheim, France-based Bugatti said Monday in a statement.

Volkswagen bought the Bugatti brand originally founded by designer Ettore Bugatti way back in 1998. The brand emerged with a goal to develop a vehicle that is both powerful enough to drive faster than 400 kilometers (249 miles) per hour as well as is stylish and comfortable enough for a trip to the opera. The Veyron was first presented in 2005 and is part of Volkswagen’s effort to show it can compete on all levels of the auto industry.

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Speaking more on the occasion, Bugatti President Wolfgang Duerheimer said, “An unprecedented chapter in automotive history has reached its climax. Even 10 years after its market launch, the Veyron remains unique in many respects.”

The final 450th unit of Veyron was reportedly purchased by an unidentified customer from the Middle East. According to Bugatti, about half the cars were sold in Europe, and about a quarter were delivered in the U.S.

Source: BB

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