2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport "300"
Sold For $2,310,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - MONTEREY 13 - 15 AUGUST 2015 - The Pinnacle Portfolio: A Rare Collective of Automotive Distinction
- Chassis 300 of only 300 Veyron coupes built; the purest iteration of an engineering masterpiece and the last chassis number of Veyron coupes.
- One of just eight U.S.-specification Veyron 16.4 Super Sports built
- Produces 1,200 horsepower and a top speed of 258 mph
- Displayed by Bugatti at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
- Offered by its original owner; showing only 308 miles from new
- Fully serviced by Braman Bugatti of Miami in May 2015
- Offered with a unique pre-owned warranty from Bugatti Certified, including two years of service and a set of complimentary tires
1,200 bhp, 7,993 cc DOHC 64-valve intercooled W-16 engine with four turbochargers, seven-speed, dual-clutch, semi-automatic sequential transmission, front and rear double-wishbone suspension, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes with rear airbrake. Wheelbase: 106.7 in.
Automobiles Ettore Bugatti has generously extended an invitation to the next owner of this Veyron to tour their facilities in Molsheim, Alsace, France. The visit will also include an opportunity to test drive a Veyron. Furthermore, the next owner will be invited to the viewing of the Veyron’s successor in September, for which the specific date and location will be provided after purchase. This invitation is in addition to any accompaniments made available in the catalogue description.
While the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport’s performance credentials are truly otherworldly, perhaps what is more interesting are the realities associated with traveling at 258 mph and what the Veyron needs to do in order to achieve such an incredible top speed:
• At its electronically limited top speed of 258 mph, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport consumes fuel at a rate of 1.7 gallons a minute. At that rate, the 26.4-gallon tank will run out of fuel in 10 minutes.
• At its top speed of 258 mph, the Super Sport’s 10 radiators will breathe in over 8,000 pounds of air in an hour.
• While the Super Sport’s special Michelin tires are designed to last 10,000 miles in normal driving conditions, the tires will only last 15 minutes at the car’s 258-mph top speed.
These mind-boggling statistics only tell a snippet of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport’s story. It is a cost-no-object genius piece that boasts absurd figures; it was developed more closely with the aerospace industry than with the automotive industry; and on paper it reads like a car designer’s most fevered and thrilling dreams. It pushed all the boundaries of what was thought to be possible with an automobile, and it shattered numerous records.
This Bugatti was purchased new by its current collector and delivered in August 2012 as one of forty-eight Super Sports constructed and only eight examples built to U.S.-specifications. As a "Super Sport," it has 200 more horsepower, larger turbos, and two additional fuel pumps, and it is 100 pounds lighter and slightly re-styled, with larger, re-shaped intakes. The Super Sport also boasts distinctive NACA ducts on the roof, replacing the more traditional air intakes fitted to its roof. It retains chassis number 300 and would thus be the last of the coupes, which were limited to 300 units. It was born as one of forty-eight 1,200-horsepower Veyron 16.4 Super Sports and was one of eight delivered new to the United States, perhaps being the only example in this color combination. As evidenced by documentation accompanying the car, 269 of the 308 miles on the odometer were accumulated by Bugatti at Molsheim during Bugatti’s standard and extensive pre-delivery testing. As a result, it is presented in virtually as-new condition. Since its delivery, it has been very well preserved and regularly maintained. Braman Bugatti in Miami carried out its annual service in November 2013 and it received another annual service by them in May 2015.
Just this past March, this Super Sport traveled to Geneva, where it was displayed by Bugatti at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, alongside the very first Veyron (this Super Sport’s stablemate, also offered here), in a celebration of the Veyron’s 10-year production run.
Additionally, RM Sotheby’s is proud to announce that Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., through their Bugatti Certified program, has offered a unique pre-owned warranty for this very special Veyron. Due to its flawless service history, the purchaser shall receive a two-year warranty plus two additional years of service free of charge. Additionally, Bugatti shall provide a set of new tires free of charge when necessary. Needless to say, such an offer is utterly unprecedented and its value alone comfortably exceeds $100,000. Should you have any questions regarding this very special gesture from Bugatti, please contact an RM Sotheby’s representative, and be sure to inquire about the extensive list of accessories that accompany the car.
To call the Veyron the most important sports car of this generation or any other is, quite simply, an understatement. With utter disregard to cost, it was built to be superlative in all respects and prove the brand’s relentless pursuit of superiority. No other car could ever carry this mantle because no other car will ever logically benefit from the same production budget that the Veyron had. Bugatti went to great lengths to ensure that even the most minute detail, which will never been seen by even the most astute buyer, was made of the finest materials on earth and finessed to the most razor-sharp tolerances, regardless of cost. The Veyron is, therefore, the benchmark against which all other 200-mph, ultra-high horsepower supercars will be measured. This car represents a moment in time that today’s enthusiasts will look back upon for years to come: the unrepeatable opportunity to purchase “300” alongside "001" at the very same auction event. Together, they represent Bugatti’s debate-ending knock-out punch in a decade-long domination of sports car supremacy.