Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 16.4

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 16.4

The 300th Veyron will be the final car built, as was always the plan with the limited-edition hypercar. A Dutch buyer, Harrie van de Moesdijk, will buy the final car to complete his collection of three - one in each color of the Dutch flag.

Owning three Veyrons is a unique status symbol in its own right - according to Moesdijk, he'd be the only person in the world with so many to his name. The 300th and final Veyron would be the crown jewel of the trio, a bright red car to complement the blue and white examples he already owns, reports AutoTelegraaf.

Getting the 300th car will be a challenge, however, as it will surely command a significant premium over the standard price of roughly $1.75 million due to its innate collectibility.

Nevertheless, van de Moesdijk has his heart set on buying the car and he has a price in mind, though what that figure is he's not disclosing. A fellow Dutch businessman and Trust Int'l CEO, Michel Perridon, has just placed his order for a second Veyron, one of the even-more-limited edition soft-top Veyron Grand Sport cars (pictured).

The 300-car grand total of Veyrons is actually inclusive of all of the various special-edition cars, including the Fbg Par Hermes, the Sang Noir, the Pur Sang and the Pegaso.

To date, the Grand Sport is the most unique of the Veyron special editions, since it is more than an interior and exterior design treatment. According to Bugatti’s communication chief, Georges Keller, the roofless ‘targa’ option was the only one available to Bugatti because there was no other solution which could fit with the car’s safety cage. The low cost of development and maintenance of structural rigidity makes the targa-top option a common one for low-volume supercars.

With the primary roof in place, the Grand Sport will reach speeds of up to 252mph (407km/h) just like the coupe. Speeds of up to 224mph (360km/h) are possible with the roof stowed away. The temporary umbrella-like cloth roof limits the Veyron's top speed to a rather low 81mph (130km/h), however.