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Last Bugatti Veyron Super Sport coupe set to fetch £2 million

By raccars Published


Final record-breaking Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Coupe will go to auction next month.

The last ever iconic Bugatti Veyron coupe to be built will be available to buy at auction in the US next month. But only for those with millions of pounds at their disposal. Expert predictions suggest that the record-breaking Super Sport coupe could demand as much as £2 million, far above its original £1.2 million asking price.

The Bugatti Veyron became renowned as the fastest road car ever to be made and it was a major player during its ten-years on the hypercar market. The car remained a talking point throughout that decade largely as a result of what seemed to be an endless supply of custom versions and ‘one-off’ specials. In fact, just 300 coupes were ever produced.

Record-breaking coupe

The last ever Veyron to be built, the Super Sport coupe, became a record-breaker thanks to its W16 8.0-litre engine, which was designed to deliver a staggering 1,200bhp. This coupe elevated the Veyron to another level by offering 199bhp more than the standard model.

The SS also lost 100kg in weight and benefited from revised aerodynamic equipment which included the addition of NACA Ferrari F40-style air ducts. Less than 50 examples of the Super Sport coupe were built, with each one able to hit 186mph from zero in only 16.6 seconds. This equates to a zero to 62mph speed of 2.5 seconds.

More than double the price

The coupe was fitted with larger turbocharges than the standard model, together with two additional fuel pumps in order to deal with the demand for petrol from the engine. The Super Sport coupe had a price tag of £1.2 million in 2013 when it was new but the last one to be built is expected to fetch much more. It is said to be in mint condition and has just 400 miles on the clock.

It will be sold at a RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction, where buyers will battle it out to own the left-hand-drive 1,200bhp hypercar which has a serial number of 300. The car was amongst just eight special US-spec SS coupes to be sold and has been owned from new by the seller.

The car made an appearance at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, where it formed a double act with the first Veyron ever to be produced. Of the 400 miles on its clock, around 296 of these were actually used as part of Bugatti testing before it was delivered to its owner. Since then, it has received regular servicing in Beverly Hills and Miami.

Background on the Bugatti

The original Bugatti Veyron was designed to have a maximum speed of 253mph and was Top Gear’s Car of the Decade for 2000 to 2009. The BBC programme also gave it the title of Best Car Driven All Year in 2005 and was regularly referred to by the show's then-hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

The SS coupe was recognised by the Guinness World Records organisation as the fastest road-legal production car thanks to its 268mph top speed, whilst the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is the quickest roaster on the planet, reaching a 254.04mph-average top speed.

In 2010, Bugatti started offering would-be Veyron buyers the option to customise the interior and exterior colours of the car using a Veyron 16.4 Configurator app, which was available on the brand's official website. This was relatively short-lived, however, as the Bugatti Veyron was ultimately discontinued towards the end of 2014.

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