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50 to go: 400th Veyron sold

2013-12-06 13:43

ONLY 50 REMAIN: The 400th Veyron, a 882kW/1500Nm Jean-Pierre Wimille edition, has been sold leaving only 50 examples of the hypercar left. Image: BUGATTI

Bugatti has sold its 400th Veyron hypercar. The lucky recipient of the 882kW/1500Nm Jean-Pierre Wimille edition splashed out R30-million. Only 50 Veyrons remain...

The 400th Veyron, the third and final example of the Jean-Pierre Wimille edition, has been sold for the equivalent of R30-million to a customer in the Middle East. Its eight-litre W16 engine produces  880kW/1500Nm and can slingshot the car from 0-100km/h in 2.6 seconds.

Based on the Vitesse roadster, the Wimille edition, one of three units, is the first in a series of six “Legend” special editions that pay homage to the automaker’s history.

LEGEND SERIES

The car draws inspiration from the 1937 Bugatti 57G Tank and has a blue carbon-fibre body. The second model in the Legend series will be dedicated to Jean Bugatti and the third to racer and team manager Meo Costantini.

President of Bugatti, Wolfgang Schreiber, 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 Veyron, launched in 2005, was limited to 300 coupes (including the original 16.4 and the Super Sport).

The cars were followed by 150 roadsters (Grand Sport and Vitesse), of which 100 have been sold.. According to Bugatti, the remaining 50 Veyrons will be convertibles.






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