Bugatti sells 400th Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

If you're thinking of buying a Bugatti Veyron, you'd better be quick, as the French marque has announced it only has 50 examples left.

The 400th model, a convertible Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition (snappy title, no?) was snapped up this week by an unidentified buyer in the Middle East, who paid a whopping €2.13M (£1.8M).

It's powered by the familiar quad-turbocharged W16 engine, developing an eye-watering 1,200bhp and 1,500Nm of torque. 0-62mph takes just 2.6 seconds and the car will go on to 253mph.

First launched in 2005, Bugatti announced it was to make 300 coupes and 150 roadsters. With all of the tin-top cars now sold, prospective buyers will have to make do with the convertible.

However, as the Grand Sport Vitesse is based on the world-record holding Super Sport coupe, and features the exact same engine and aerodynamic upgrades of that car, there's little need for customers to feel short-changed.

With the global economic crisis massively affecting uptake of performance cars, Bugatti had struggled to shift Veyrons, particularly of the original model, whose top-speed crown was snatched by the American Shelby SSC Ultimate Aero.

This, alongside a number of bespoke customer requests, has led to the creation of a series of Veyron special editions over the course of its life.

Take a look at the gallery below for a selection of Veyron special editions that have emerged over the years.

Bugatti Veyron special editions
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Bugatti Veyron Meo Costantini
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Bugatti Veyron Jean-Pierre Wimille

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport LOr Blanc
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Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Bernar Venet
Bugatti Veyron Centenaire
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