Monday, March 2nd, 2015 marked the last time that lovers of fast things would witness the unveiling of a brand new Bugatti Veyron. It took a full decade for the Volkswagen Auto Group to produce all 450 examples of the Veyron, and yet somehow, the time feels like it simply flew by.
Autoblog reports that the very last example of the Bugatti Veyron, aptly named “La Finale,” is based on the Grand Sport Vitesse variant of the hypercar. The photo above shows the car parked just ahead of the No. 1 Bugatti Veyron, so that we can see how the primary and secondary colors have been purposefully reversed.
Granted, rather than the bright, vibrant red used on the first car, No. 450 has a more subdued, somber sort of wine red, with an extra level of depth achieved by virtue of the fact that it’s actually tinted, exposed carbon fiber. The same applies to the black portions, and on this Veyon La Finale, the wheels are painted to echo the wine/blood crimson hue of the car’s body.
Perhaps the finest touch given to the “La Finale” example of the Bugatti Veyron is the recurring, iconic elephant logo, which appears on the fuel door, oil cap, wheel center caps, and on the cover of the storage compartment inside. The last of these is made of cast bronze, a touch that rather mitigates some of the effect of the extensive carbon fiber usage. We love it just the same.
Overall, the car looks somber, sedated, and… well, almost funereal. But perhaps that’s appropriate. On a list of things which could very well kill their owners, the Bugatti Veyron must rank pretty high. And, of course, it marks the tragic end of one of the most significant and most epic car of our time.