EVO reported earlier today (Feb. 6, 2015) that the last Bugatti Veyron to roll off Bugatti’s production line will make an appearance at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show later this March. Since the first Veyron was introduced to the public in 2005, there has been a commitment from Bugatti to only produce around 45 Veyron’s a year until this year when number 450 is made This last Bugatti Veyron will surely be a special edition of sorts as has been the tradition of Bugatti when they need to differentiate a Veyron enough to satisfy a discerning buyer.
Although this will be the end of an era of sorts for supercar enthusiasts and followers of the brand, it does not mean that Bugatti will not bring out a successor. According to Bugatti’s president Wolfgang Durheimer, “To make the best even better does not happen overnight, especially as the new model must do everything better than its predecessor.” After all, when the Bugatti Veyron Concept was first introduced to the public in 2009 at the Tokyo Motor Show, it took Bugatti another six years until the first production Veyron was ready. And when it did break the ice with the press and public, it made a strong first impression. According to Durheimer, Veyron owners appreciate their cars much like artists appreciate a good painting. They know that a masterpiece takes along time to make, and so they will be willing to wait as long as it takes. After all, perfection cannot be rushed.
Rumors are aplenty with this final Bugatti Veyron with media code naming this last one ‘Chiron.’ The current Veyron packs a whopping 1000 HP (1200 HP in the super sport) from its iconic 8 liter turbocharged W16. The Bugatti Chiron is rumored to be have a 1500 HP and 1100 lbs-ft of torque final power number goal. The same W16 will be utilized, but some sort of electric assistance (KERS perhaps) will be aiding the might * liter push an extra 500 HP. Allegedly, zero to 60 will come in 2.5 seconds and the Bugatti Chiron will be capable of 288 MPH. Sources at Car and Driver also say that the speedometer will go up to 311 MPH.
When the first Bugatti Veyron was introduced to the public, there was nothing like it. From a pure numbers study, it was absolutely insane. There where few cars that came close to the Bugatti Veyron’s power and had the same level of refinement. There was the Hennessey Venom GT which eclipsed the top speed of the Veyron, but it just did not have the same level of quality and comfort at speed. The last Bugatti Veyron (Chiron) will be a celebration of raw power and Bugatti heritage at its best. We do not know if it will actually be sold or not but details will be available as the Geneva International Auto Show approaches.