It is hard to believe, but it has nearly been a decade since Bugatti launched the Veyron back in 2005. Since its launch, the hyper car marquee has sold 442 examples with eight roadsters still left for grabs. Whenever the rest are sold, the curtains will close on one of the most impressive feats of engineering in the automobiles history.
Initially, the Alsatian marquee planned to produce only 300 coupes, but its life was extended by another 150 roadsters with the introduction of the Grand Sport in 2008. The last of the Veyron coupes came to a close in September 2011, but production of the remaining Grand Sport and Vitesse roadsters has soldiered on since and will continue until those final eight units have left the factory in Molsheim.
It took Bugatti over nine years to build the first 442 examples at a rate of about one per week that means it should take about another two months to complete those final eight examples. Bugatti might have to do what Bugatti does and roll out some special farewell edition to move those last few examples off the line.
So what’s next for Bugatti? Reports suggest that Chiron production has been pushed back and there may be a last hurrah for the outgoing Veyron in the form of a special edition more powerful speedster. The Chiron is anticipated to have 1,500 horsepower and even more impressive performance figures.