Look through the listings of NHTSA and IIHS crash tested vehicles and it’s rare that you’ll ever see low volume, hyper-expensive supercars listed.

That doesn’t mean such cars aren’t safe, however, as they’re often put through their paces by the manufacturers themselves to ensure they offer at least some degree of crash safety.

Pictured above is a Bugatti Veyron, costing around $1.5 million, being crash tested by engineers in Germany during its development phase back in the earlier part of the last decade. In fact, between 2002 and 2005 Bugatti performed a number of crash tests using mega-dollar Veyron prototypes, almost always with their engines and luxury amenities in tow.

Bugatti has never officially revealed any images of the Veyron being crashed tested but this set of the supercar completing a frontal impact crash test recently surfaced online.

Head to Bugatti Passion to see more of the gruesome images.

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