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by Karl Peskett

Well, folks, this is the end of an era – the final Bugatti Veyron 16.4 has been sold.

Initially promised as a run of 300 cars, the Veyron, in coupe form at least, first went on sale in late 2005 and in 2008, CarAdvice was fortunate enough to get behind the wheel of this extraordinary hypercar (click here for our review).

In case you forgot, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is powered by an 8.0-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers, producing a whopping 736kW and a ridiculous 1250Nm of torque. That is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed Ricardo-built and immensely strong dual-clutch transmission. It is capable of 407km/h – with Bugatti’s Veyron Supersport edition 430km/h – and goes from 0-100km/h in an F1-like 2.5 seconds.

It is, in a word, staggering. Yet the car was built impeccably and featured sumptous luxury inside. While there may be future Bugattis, the Veyron 16.4 is the car that redefined the brand, and redefined the word hypercar.

All of the crew from our Full Throttle 1 tour feel humbled to have experienced the Bugatti Veyron 16.4.




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