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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

How Much Does a Bugatti Veyron Actually Cost?


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On Monday, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather posted a photo of his exotic car collection on Instagram, setting the Internet alight with supercar and Bugatti Veyron buzz in the process. But while talk of the town pertained to Mayweather’s cars, not everybody could agree on prices. 

Some estimates ranged from $6 million for the whole set, while others shot higher at $8 million. The stumbling block here lies in Mayweather’s most expensive trio, the vaunted Bugatti Veyrons, and the vast pricing variances that dot the digital landscape. So we compared our notes with the folks at Molsheim – albeit admittedly quite late, as only eight new Veyrons remain up for grabs – and here’s the word.

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 coupe debuted back in 2005 with 1,001 horsepower and sported a price tag of an even €1 million (about $1.19 million at today’s rates). The following year, Bugatti raised that base price to €1.2 million ($1.43 million).

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Then in late 2008 came the advent of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, which started at €1.4 million ($1.67 million), followed by the addition of the 2010 Veyron Super Sport. It’s 1,200 horsepower understandably commanded a steeper price: €1.65 million ($1.96 million). And now it’s the turn of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, boasting 1,200hp, the title of world’s fastest roadster, and a base price of €1.69 million ($2.01 million).

Bear in mind, those figures reflect list prices before tax and other charges are factored in, including customization. Our contact at Bugatti noted that on average, customer individualization brings each Vitesse roadster up to the €2 million mark ($2.38 million), though the prices certainly do go higher for special customer orders, one-offs, and the like.

There you have it. Mayweather’s Veyron trio (two 16.4 coupes and a Grand Sport roadster) ought to have cost around $4.53 million, in today’s money before extras. With less than 10 Veyrons to go, does one of them have your name on it?