Veyrons.

2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Offered by Mecum | Monterey, California | August 16-19, 2017

Photo – Mecum

Mecum is hitting a supercar home run this year in Monterey. To wit: they have not one but two Bugatti Veyrons in their catalog (and from what I can tell, that catalog has not yet been finalized). When the Veyron went on sale in 2005, it ushered in a whole new era of the hypercar.

It’s basically just a rocket sled you are allowed to drive on the streets: super fast, fairly heavy, not so nimble. The engine is an 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W-16 that makes 987 horsepower. That’s enough to power this all-wheel drive machine to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 253 mph – which was faster than anything else when introduced. There have been some other pretenders to the World’s Fastest Car throne, but this one is an actual production car, with 450 built between the coupes and convertibles.

This is one of the 300 original coupes the company built between 2005 and 2011, when Coupe production ended (some of those 300 were the “Super Sport” model with more power). Price when new on these was well over $1 million, which is where the price is pretty much guaranteed to remain. See more about this car here and more from Mecum here.


2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Offered by Mecum | Monterey, California | August 16-19, 2017

Photo – Mecum

This is a slightly sexier Veyron than the base model. Actually, this was sort of the magnum opus of the entire Veyron line. Basically, Bugatti built the base Veyron from 2005-2011, and the Veyron Grand Sport (the convertible) from 2009-2015. They offered a hopped-up coupe (the Super Sport) from 2010-2011 and this, the Grand Sport Vitesse (a convertible with the more powerful Super Sport engine) from 2011-2015. This is one of the last Grand Sport Vitesses brought to the U.S. They also built a bunch of special editions and one-offs as part of these models.

The engine is the same: an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16, but in Super Sport (or Vitesse) trim, it makes 1,184 horsepower. While the Super Sport could hit 258 mph, you have to settle for 254 in this open-top version. Toupee or not, that kind of wind will suck your hair right off (to be fair, once you remove the top the car is electronically limited to a downright wimpy 229 mph).

Only 150 Grand Sports were built of all types. This one has an awesome color combo of matte black and orange. It’ll bring big bucks – more than the base coupe. Click here for more info and here for the rest of Mecum’s lineup.

Veyron Bleu Nuit

2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Bleu Nuit

Offered by RM Auctions | New York, New York | November 21, 2013

2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Bleu Nuit

The Bugatti Veyron is the current king of special edition models. There are seemingly more one-off versions produced by Bugatti for various reasons than there are normal from-the-factory models. So here we have the Bleu Nuit. And it’s the only one like it.

We’ll start with the fact that it is a Veyron 16.4: one of the most intensely engineered vehicles ever built. The engine is an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 making 987 horsepower. And of course, everyone knows the original Veyron hit 253 mph. The Grand Sport (which is the roadster version) was introduced in 2009. It has a reinforced chassis to make up for the missing roof.

There was a factory one-off in 2010 called the Sang Bleu and the owner to-be of the car offered here liked that car, but wanted some changes. So Volkswagen – err… Bugatti built him a one-off as well, called Bleu Nuit (“Blue Night”). It has dark blue carbon fiber and polished aluminium. It has covered less than 350 miles since delivery.

Only 150 Grand Sport Veyrons were to be built (I think they may still be making them, but are capping it at 150). This is one of many one-of-a-kind Veyrons, but it’s the only one like this and it has a special from-the-factory designation. It could be yours for between $2,000,000-$2,800,000. Click here for more info and here for more from RM.

Update: Sold, $2,310,000.