Exotic supercars aren’t exactly common, but there are quite a few of them out there these days. The focus has turned from ultimate performance to ultimate exclusivity. It’s not so much about having the fastest any more–it’s about having the only one. Lamborghini and Aston Martin have jumped on this trend, offering single-digit special editions, and Ferrari has known for years that the best way to generate desire is to build one car less than the market will bear. Bugatti has been the king of exclusive models in the past few years, with its three-model “Legends” limited-editions. That the Veyron also continues to hold several ultimate-performance crowns doesn’t hurt either. To cap the exclusivity of the car, Bugatti has announced that sales of the Veyron are coming to an end, now that 400 of the cars have been built over the past eight years.
This was the plan all along, of course. Bugatti intended to build 300 coupes and 150 roadsters in total. The last Veyron coupe, the third and final Jean-Pierre Wimille edition, has now been sold. Additionally, 100 roadsters have been built, leaving just fifty more Veyrons in the pipeline.
The Bugatti Veyron has made its mark by being as outrageous as it is rare. Powered by an eight-liter, W16 engine, the Veyron produces 1001 to 1200 horsepower (depending on if it’s a Grand Sport Vitesse or a Grand Sport) and rips off two-and a-half-second 0-100 km/h runs and tops 250 miles per hour.