Most automotive brands utilize the annual Geneva Motor Show to introduce new models. Bugatti will be staging the farewell of the long-running Veyron at the illustrious gathering this year. The end of the Bugatti Veyron marks a bittersweet point for the brand, leaving fans saddened at the departure and in suspense for a successor.
When the Bugatti Veyron first emerged, it was with the plan to produce 450 units. Because the beast is so grand and powerful, it is one expensive piece of machinery. Million-dollar-plus supercars do not sell as quickly as their underlings for obvious reasons, and there is but a select and exclusive market for them as such. It took a decade for the company to unload all 450 units of the Bugatti Veyron, and the final car will wave goodbye in Geneva, fittingly.
Bugatti head Wolfgang Durheimer did not share too many details, such as which Veyron will be the final, but many are betting it will be the 1,183 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Even before the farewell ceremony, however, everyone is aching to know what can fill the treads of a world benchmark car. It seems entirely logical that it will be a superhybrid, with the likes of the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 already out there. The only certainty at this point is that an end has come to that glorious 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 darling dubbed the Veyron.
Fun fact: The Bugatti Veyron boasts 10 radiators and 3 heat exchangers to keep that robust engine cooled. The Veyron has been such a benchmark hypercar that even before her 2005 debut, she was being heralded as the world’s fastest production car. That title was claimed in 2010 by the Veyron with a speed of 268 miles per hour. That title was taken by the Hennessey Venom GT last Valentine’s Day, leaving Bugatti looking for the love.
Overall, next month the Bugatti Veyron will say goodbye in proper form at one of the most well-attended and luxurious auto shows on the planet.