The Bugatti Veyron has been with us over six years now, and in that time there’s been an unseemly amount of special editions to help shift the small put steeply priced supercar. It seems for £1million-plus, buyers crave uniqueness, opening the doors to a selection of questionably painted and garishly upholstered specials. Full details below, with corresponding pictures to the right (click to enlarge!).
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Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 – 2005: The original Veyron became the world’s fastest production car after it achieved a top speed of 253mph. The car features an 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 which produces 987bhp and 922lb ft of torque. Development for the car started way back in 2001 and each car has reportedly cost Bugatti around £5million to produce, but being sold for less than £1million, each car has generated a big loss. 300 produced.
Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang – 2007: Introduced at the Paris motor show the Pur Sang (which translates as thoroughbred) was limited to a run of five cars and features high-gloss bronze wheels and a clear body finish to reveal the Veyron’s silver oxide and carbonfibre body.
Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermes – 2008: Produced in association with the French style house (famed for its leather goods) the car features a Hermes monogram on the front grille, wheels with a single ‘H’ in the centre, and a fuel filler cap engraved with ‘Bugatti Veyron Fbg Par Hermes’.
Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir – 2008: Based on the ‘Pur Sang’, the ‘Sang Noir’ (black blood), features an all-black exterior finish paired with a bright orange interior. Just 15 examples were produced.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport – 2008: Unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this targa top version of the Veyron can hit the same 253mph top speed as the coupe with the removable hard-top roof fitted, but is limited to 229mph with the roof down. Chassis no.001 was sold at Auction, raising 900,000 US dollars for charity. 150 are set to be made.
Bugatti Veyron Centenaire – 2009: Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the company, the car is finished in a combination of matte and gloss versions of iconic Bugatti racing colours – blue, cream, red and green – with polished aluminium.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu – 2010: Special edition of the targa-top Grand Sport featured polished aluminium wheels and a blue carbonfibre and diamond-cut exterior finish.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Grey Carbon – 2010: A one-off car produced for the Geneva motor show. It features a dark grey carbonfibre body with the bottom section of the car finished in polished aluminium. It was sold for 1.65million euros.
Bugatti Veyron Royal Dark Blue – 2010: Like the Grey Carbon, it was a show car at Geneva. It features a carbonfibre monocoque and rear section finished in Royal Dark Blue. The rest of the car is painted Arctic White. Sold for 1.75million euros.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Soleil de Nuit – 2010: A one-off destined for the Middle East, the car combines polished aluminium accents with metallic blue/black paint.
Bugatti Veyron Sang d’Argent – 2010: Unveiled in Dubai, this one-off is finished in matte silver and polished aluminium. The car had an asking price of 2.1million dollars.
Bugatti Veyron Nocturne – 2010: Also first seen in Dubai, the car was set apart from other Veyrons with its galvanised side windows. Just five were produced with an even steeper asking price of 2.4million dollars.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Blanc – 2010: The car was designed at the request of a UK client. It was finished in a unique matte pearlescent white with black front grille, exhaust and engine cover.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – 2011 (video above): After numerous special editions based on the standard car, the Super Sport boasts an enhanced output of 1183bhp and 1106lb ft of torque. The car was designed to re-take the world speed record for a production car, after SSC’s Ultimate Aero had beaten the standard car’s top speed. The Super Sport hit a faintly ridiculous 268mph in the hands of Bugatti test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel. The launch version of the car included the ‘World Record Edition’, which was finished in bare carbon fibre with a bright orange contrast.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport by Bijan Pakzad – 2011: Before unexpectedly passing away, the Iranian born fashion designer collaborated to design this one-off Veyron. The car features a fairly questionable colour scheme, combining the unlikely hues yellow and chrome. One of the most garish special editions, and that is before you notice the handwritten-look ‘Bijan’ scrawled on the underside of the rear wing…
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Matte White – 2011: As its name suggests, there’s a matte white paint finish, with the lower section of the car finished in blue carbonfibre.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Sang Noir – 2011: Introduced for customers who did not like the look of the ‘World Record Edition’. The car, as the name suggests, is finished entirely in black. A bright orange interior awaited the owners who paid a massive 3.4million dollars for it…
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’or Blanc – 2011: Another collaboration with a design company, this time with Konigliche Porzellan-Manufatur Berlin – a porcelain maker. The car is finished in a more psychedelic than elegant blue and white swirled pattern, while the wheel badges, fuel and oil filler caps and the signature ‘EB’ badge at the rear are all made of porcelain. As you do.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Red Edition – 2011: Another ‘special edition’ that amounts to little more than a smart paintjob. You can probably guess the car is painted red. The interior is also finished in red. The wheels are painted, yep, you guessed it, red.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Black Carbon – 2011: Built for a customer in China this car will be finished in a black clear-coat, revealing the carbon fibre body. The black exterior is combined with a white leather interior.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition – 2011: The three different ‘Middle East Edition’ cars were unveiled at the 2011 Dubai motor show. The first car combines a bright yellow body with black carbon inserts and black wheels. The second has a two-tone body with blue carbon framed in polished aluminium. The final Grand Sport features a more tasteful green carbon finish, once again framed with polished aluminium. Prices from £1.4million.