After numerous versions and special editions, Bugatti has unveiled the 450th
and final production Veyron. On this occasion, the exotic car maker from the VW
Group has also announced that all 450 units have been sold: 300 coupes and 150
open-top super sports cars.
At the Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti will showcase the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale with chassis number 450 alongside chassis number one of the Veyron 16.4 which rolled out of the company's factory in Molsheim ten years ago and heralded the start of the Veyron's story.
"As the most powerful and fastest production supercar in the world, the Veyron is a true benchmark. With a world record speed of 431.072 km/h, it has become an icon of longitudinal dynamics," says Wolfgang Durheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
La Finale Features Red Exposed Carbon Fiber
The design of the carbon bodywork of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale is based on chassis number one which was designed ten years ago in the traditional Bugatti two-tone color scheme, which was popular in Bugatti models of the 1920s and 1930s. For the La Finale, the front wing panels, the doors and the areas between the doors and the side air intakes, known as "medallions" in French, are made from black exposed carbon fiber. The other parts of the outer shell are made from red exposed carbon fiber, the first time this color has ever been used on a vehicle.
"La Finale" Lettering on Rear Wing
The La Finale lettering, which highlights the extra significance of this particular super sports car, appears twice: once very clearly under the right front headlight and then in a slightly concealed position on the underside of the rear wing. In both cases, the bright "Italian Red" lettering is painted into the black exposed carbon fiber.
"Hot Spur" Interior
As with the exterior, the interior of the La Finale also pays tribute to the first Veyron. It was upholstered entirely in leather in a light beige color known as "Silk". Leather also adds a refined touch to the interior of the La Finale, where it features in the center seat panels, the footwell, the headliner, the cowling and the rear wall. Unlike chassis number one, the designers and the customer have settled on contrasting colors for chassis number 450, selecting a striking red tone known as "Hot Spur". This red appears in the arm rests, the instrument panel, the dashboard, the side bolsters and on the steering wheel rim, which is also decorated with stitching in "Silk" beige.
Red exposed carbon fiber is also used in the interior: on the center tunnel, on the inserts in the center console, on the door panels and seat shells.
The jewel in the interior is undoubtedly the Bugatti elephant on the stowage compartment cover made from red exposed carbon fiber and located in the rear panel between the seats. The elephant was cast in bronze, given a black patina, and then worked into the cover as an insert. The lettering "450/450" has been painted in black under the bronze cast.