It's to believe that the Bugatti Veyron has been around for 15 years!
Yes, it's been eclipsed by the more powerful Bugatti Chiron, but it is still an immensely incredible automobile - and arguably the one that started the current trend of hypercars.
Prior to the Koenigsegg and the Hennessey Venom trading blows as the world’s fastest cars, the Veyron reigned supreme as the fastest street-legal production car in the world. And this Veyron Super Sport comes from the same lineage that was once recognized by the Guinness World Records as the best of the best.
It’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 produces a monstrous 883kw and 1500nm - up from 736kw and 1250nm in the original Veyron. Apart from a top speed of 431kph, the 2.2 ton hypercar is capable of 0-100kph in just 2.5 seconds, thanks to all-wheel drive.
This particular car is very special, as it is the very last Super Sport model to be manufactured by Bugatti – which in itself is just one of thirty ever produced. And with just over 500kms on the odometer, the car is set to be auctioned at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. It is finished in matte black with contrasting red leather interior. It has also been freshly serviced and is said to be in effectively ‘as new’ condition.
The car is expected to fetch up to US$3million (ZAR 40million) as it goes under the hammer. Aside for the Veyron, the Bonham’s July Goodwood sale will feature other exciting supercars like the 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix Monoposto, a 1961 Aston Martin ‘MP209’ DB4GT Zagato, a 2011 Aston Martin One 77 Q-Series, a 2014 McLaren P1, a 2016 Pagani Huyara, a 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S, and a 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn DHC.