Sold out - Bugatti sells last Veyron

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After 10 years and 450 cars sold Bugatti has ceased production of the Veyron supercar.

The last car built, appropriately called 'La Finale', was bought by a customer in the Middle East and will be shown at next month’s Geneva motor show.

First on sale back in 2005, the 8.0-litre W16 Bugatti Veyron originally began life with 1000hp (736kW) in the 16.4 coupe, but it wasn’t long before a roadster and more powerful variants like the Super Sport, Grand Sport, Grand Sport Vitesse joined the line-up.

In total, out of 450 cars made, 300 were coupes and 150 were roadsters with power growing from the standard 736kW in the coupe to 883kW in models like the Super Sport.

Over its lifespan, Bugatti says the average price paid for each Veyron amounted to more than 2.3 million euros ($A3.3m.)

The La Finale will come with the full 883kW which means it will hit 100km/h in just 2.5 seconds before eventually topping out at 431km/h.

With production finished, Bugatti is believed to be already working on a new replacement for the Veyron that could be launched as soon as next year.

Bugatti boss Wolfgang Dürheimer said: “The Veyron is unique in many respects even 10 years after its launch.

“The Veyron is not just a masterpiece of modern automobile design, it is more an automotive piece of art.”

By John Mahoney, www.motoring.com.au

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