After a nearly ten year production run, the momentous saga of the Bugatti Veyron will soon be over on the production side. The last specimen of the iconic car, theorized to be a Grand Vitesse producing 1,183 horsepower from the Veyron’s standard 8.0 liter W16, will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Bringing to an end a production run of 300 coupes and 150 roadsters, the Veyron we see in March, which will be numbered 450, will bring to an end one of the most masterful engineering projects the automotive world has ever seen. With recent word that VW was having trouble selling the final batch of Veyron’s, we heard six weeks ago that the last eight slots were still available, but this is most likely no longer the case.
This news comes via Wolfgang Durheimer, who serves as the brand chief for both Bugatti and Volkswagen, in an interview with Germany’s authoritative Auto Motor, und Sport. When asked about the successor to the Veyron, which will reportedly be called the Chiron, Durheimer remained quiet, only stating,
“it takes time to create a work of art”
Durheimer also said that the Chiron, which many are predicting to employ a hybrid power-train producing in excess of 1,500 horsepower, would be, “even better.” So it seems we’ll just have to wait, but for now, we can suffice with lamenting the exit of the Veyron next month.