Bugatti Veyron: This Is Your Life
The new '1 of 1' GSV is the latest in a long line of Bugatti Veyron models. We chart them all
Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Bugatti Veyron "1 of 1"
The Veyron is nearly done, but not quite yet.
Before the fastest road car in history is laid to rest, at least one more special edition: built for a discerning customer from Singapore, this one-off, bespoke Veyron was presented to the world at last week's Pebble Beach festivities over in California.
It's a Grand Sport Vitesse treated to a black and yellow colour scheme said to revive the ‘historical Bugatti colours'; the Type 41 Royale, Type 55 and Type 44 were all finished in the combo. Heck, even the beams over the old oak gates of the Bugatti HQ in Molsheim were black and yellow.
The radiator grille has been redesigned to incorporate the Singaporean customer's initials, laser cut and then black anodised. Those initials? PL. We're assuming 'Professor Lasers'. Or 'Pity Lamborghinis'.
There's full black leather inside with yellow stitching dotted around the cabin, and a Bugatti Type 35 sketching rendered in the carbon lid of the rear centre box between the seats. Nice.
"A Bugatti is purchased as a collector's item," explains boss Wolfgang Dürheimer. "This means that we also support our customers in the personalization of their Bugatti in the way they would like it."
In fact, Bugatti assures us that the average net price of Bugatti Veyrons sold - including options - is more than €2 million (£1.6 million). A fair whack.
It also chimes with what design chief Walter di Silva told TG.com last month. "For me, Bugatti is not a car, it is a piece of art."
Di Silva also told us that the next model - not a Veyron replacement nor the much-vaunted Galibier four-door - would arrive in 2016.
We can't wait. And because we can't wait, we recently took a GSV on an epic road-trip across Route 66 to get our Bugatti fix. Read the full road-trip diary here.