When the Volkswagen group acquired the trademark rights of the former automaker Bugatti in 1998, it had a very ambitious plan in store to revive the iconic brand. Something unprecedented that’ll leave its mark in the history of automobiles. The attempt was to build the world’s most over-engineered car that’ll break all the previous records comfortably with a huge margin.
Out of the 400 Veyrons sold till date, 300 were Veyron 16.4 and 16.4 Super Sport coupes with the Super Sport currently holding the record of fastest production car ever made. The company only planned to make 300 of those, so new buyers can only buy the roadster versions, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport and 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The 400th Veyron that was sold was the third and final example of the Jean-Pierre Wimille edition seen here in the pictures.
The Wimille edition is the first in a series of six Legend specials that pay homage to Bugatti’s history. The rest of 50 Veyrons left to be made will take a little more than a year to leave the factory floors and then the legendary car will be etched in the history books forever as one of the most glorious engineering marvels to be ever made. Which urges us to ask, what’s next? We might never see a car that’ll be better or even similar to the Veyron. For every Veyron Bugatti makes, the company loses almost the same amount of money it makes from each sale and for that reason alone, the records set by the icon might stay put forever.