Frankly it was tiresome to see so many limited edition Bugatti Veyron models being launched one after the other. For a car that seemed to have existed for eternity now, we were slowly turning oblivious to the number of special editions out there named after the who’s who of the Bugatti clan. At the ongoing 2015 Geneva Motor Show too, the French manufacturer has unveiled the Bugatti Veyron ‘La Finale’; its last limited edition Veyron ever and to put it bluntly out to you the 450th and the last Veyron to be produced ever.
It only now dawns upon us that the world’s fastest supercar has finally reached the end of its production run after first going on sale in September 2005. “450 units will be built,” the folks at Bugatti stated at the launch then and it was a journey of spread over a decade that the Bugatti conquered winning hearts from every car enthusiast young and small to the fortunate few who could make it part of their garage.
For the last iteration of the hypercar, the 450th Bugatti Veyron La Finale pays design homage to the chassis number 1 Veyron that was produced a decade ago. The exterior is made from exposed carbon fibre in black and red livery, also marking the first time this colour has been used on a vehicle. The new colour is also Bugatti’s eighth tint to be used for exposed carbon fibre. You can also see the transition that the Veyron has been through over the years with the new headlight elements, revised bumper and slightly tweaked grille in the centre.
The ‘La Finale’ moniker comes up twice on the body shell 450th Bugatti Veyron. The lettering is located below the right headlight written in bright Italian red at the front; while it also features on the underside of the massive rear wing. Making this special edition unique, are the black-painted air scoops and intercooler cover, whereas the ‘EB’ logo and the 16.4 monikers have also been finished in Italian red. The wheels too are finished in the red and black paint theme with the hubcaps milled from a single block of aluminium featuring the famous Bugatti elephant.
The interiors of the Veyron La Finale are as special as what you see outside. Developed by the folks at Bugatti along with the inputs from the customer, there is enough detail to keep you occupied much before you even hit the start button. Paying a tribute to the first Bugatti Veyron, the cabin has been finished in ‘Silk’ coloured beige leather that is mixed with the contrasting ‘Hot Spur’ red tone. Just in case you’ve forgotten, Bugatti has been kind enough to adorn the headrests with La Finale embroidered in silk colour. The red and black carbon fibre from the body continue to make an appearance inside the cabin along with the blackened bronze elephant motif on the stowage compartment.
It is almost certain that the Veyron has been your favourite supercar at least at one point during your lifetime. It has also been part of that transition from being a bedroom poster to desktop wallpaper to your smartphone background picture. The Veyron has been an integral part of every car enthusiast’s life and that is exactly why it is just more than a supercar or a hypercar ever produced. Its credentials go way beyond the 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine that produces 1200 HP and 1500 Nm of torque with a top speed of 431 kmph on the Veyron Super Sport and 408.84 kmph on the Grand Sport Vitesse variations.
For a car that incurred a loss to Volkswagen, money was never the object behind the Bugatti Veyron and that is what makes it so special. The Veyron redefined hypercars in the world, sending everyone else back to the drawing board and that is an achievement you cannot take away from it. With the last Bugatti Veyron out of the factory, we cannot expect something that would redefine eccentrics. Rumour has it that Bugatti’s next offering produces 1500 HP with a top speed of 463 kmph and it’s apparently called the ‘Chiron’. Until then, better luck spotting this one in the dunes of Middle East where the hypercar will be with its buyer very soon.