Bon Voyage, Bugatti Veyron: Video

The very last of the Bugatti Veyrons, aptly named “La Finale,” has already been built, displayed at Geneva, and sold to a private owner with more money than problems. What better way to definitively say au revoir than with a stirring video presentation of a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse?

The Grand Sport Vitesse is to the removable-top Bugatti Veyron what the top speed record-holding Super Sport is to the coupe; it’s the highest output, farthest shooting version. But the one in this video from XCar isn’t just any example.

This very car is the one which set the world record for fastest production roadster in the world, inspiring the 8-unit run of World Record Edition cars.

Watching this video – well, it obviously isn’t quite as great a treat as getting to drive the car. But it’s a very special experience nonetheless. Of course, we could do without a lot of the video’s dramatic – and frankly, inaccurate – hyperbole. For instance, XCar brands the Bugatti Veyron as “the original hypercar,” which is really only true if we’re willing to forget that the McLaren F1, Ferraris F40, F50, and Enzo, Porsches 959, 911 GT1, and Carrera GT, etc. ever happened.

XCar also claims that over its production cycle, the Bugatti Veyron “became the most famous car on the planet,” which is clearly untrue; everyone knows the Ford Taurus. Even among high-performance sportscars, the Porsche 911 is more of a household name, by a wide margin.

That said, we’ll forgive the presenter his factually unsound proclamations; he was simply excited to pilot the fastest production roadster ever built. Lord knows we would be, too.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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