2013 Bugatti Driving Experience at France’s Circuit Paul RicardEnlarge Photo
One generous individual has offered up an $82,000 bid for a Bugatti driving experience that includes a trip to France and four days immersed with the Veyron, including some time spent at a race track and a chance to sample some of the driving roads in the world. Oh, we forgot to mention that all proceeds from the sale are being donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation on behalf of Bugatti.
The special package was sold during the Barrett-Jackson auctions that took place over the weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona. Upon arriving in France, the winning bidder of the package will be taken to the Bugatti factory in Molsheim. This will include a full tour of the factory, dubbed the Bugatti Chateau, and an up-close look at cars being assembled.
The tour will be followed by dinner with the Bugatti team and then a train ride the next day to Le Castellet. Here, the winning bidder will be able to meet other participants of the Bugatti experience and prepare for some time behind the wheel. The final day includes a short road trip and then a one-hour track session at Circuit Paul Ricard.
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If this sounds exciting to you, Bugatti is offering similar experiences for American customers keen to stay home. The French automaker recently launched a new test drive program in North America that allows qualified prospects the chance to drive the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse on closed roads and airport runways, where they can take the car to its limits and receive tips from Bugatti’s own test drivers.