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Bugatti Veyron Close-out Sale

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Legendary Italian auto maker Bugatti is discontinuing the Veyron and needs to remove the remaining inventory at the ridiculously low price of $1.3 million. While supplies last.

YahooNews (“If you want to buy a Bugatti, better hurry“):

Anyone with a Bugatti Veyron on their list of holiday season gifts be warned: only 50 examples of the multi-million dollar hypercar are left and when the final one is sold, production will cease forever.

And with the end of the 450-model production run will come the end of one of the most remarkable chapters in automotive history.

A car born out of an obsession to create the fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive supercar in history, it was the first production car with over 1000bhp, the first to go from 0-100kph in 2.45 seconds and to this day is still the fastest proven street-legal vehicle in existence — capable of 431kph or 267.8mph. And then there’s the price tag, a whopping $1.3 million (€1.2 million) for the ‘entry level’ EB 16.4.

Yet despite the price, which has climbed significantly as horsepower and top speed have increased in the face of competition, all of the hardtop coupe editions (limited to 300 examples) have found caring owners, as have 100 open-top roadsters, and Bugatti is this week celebrating the sale of the 400th Veyron to a client in the Middle East — a €2.13 million ($2.9 million) Grand Sport Vitesse ‘Jean-Pierre Wimille’ special edition, which itself is limited to three examples.

Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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  1. michael reynolds says:

    Ostentatious. Plus, no back seat.

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  2. Neil Hudelson says:

    I knew I shouldn’t have gotten that second whiskey on my flight just now. “Neil, you’ll have better things to spend it on” I said.

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  3. anjin-san says:

    I used a 1937 Bugatti that was worth 7 million for a photo shoot once. Nice ride.

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  4. Mikey says:

    I have a Bugatti…pair of shoes. Yes, they make shoes. I got them in Germany. Pretty nice shoes, nowhere near $1.3 million though…

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  5. Just 'nutha' ig'rant cracker says:

    @michael reynolds: Good looking car, though. I particularly like the 2-tone paint job.

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  6. James Joyner says:

    @michael reynolds: Yeah, the lack of a back seat is a killer. There really aren’t a lot of practical convertibles on the market.

    @Neil Hudelson: Compared to $14 for two drams of bad whisky, this is a veritable bargain.

    @Just ‘nutha’ ig’rant cracker: I didn’t like it at first glance but the color scheme is growing on me.

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  7. Liberal Capitalist says:

    Let’s see…

    I’ll cut the company by 4000 employees (just before the holidays),

    I’ll blame “the economy” (even though were making money hand over fist),

    And I’ll give myself a raise, so I can make 350 times my average employee.

    I’ll take three !

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  8. grumpy realist says:

    I always wonder who would buy one of those things to drive. Wouldn’t you be terrified of getting the paint scratched?

    (Yet another reason for buying a used car–someone else has already had the heart attack over the first ding.)

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  9. HarvardLaw92 says:

    Not to belabor the point, but this is a sport car made in France by a German company (Volkswagen). There is nothing Italian about it.

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