Los Angeles/London – The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and its ‘brother’, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, has been announced as Car of the Decade by two of the world’s most respected automotive media.
The Robb Report, a leading US journal on luxury brands, also confirmed today that the open-top version, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, had established an entirely new precedent as ‘Car of the Decade’. It earned uniform praise from the judges who praised it for fulfilling Bugatti’s mission “to celebrate, unapologetically, beauty and power.”
BBC Television’s Top Gear presenters, led by Jeremy Clarkson, announced at the beginning of this year that, “It was a car that rewrote the rule book, an amazing piece of engineering, a genuine Concorde moment… the Top Gear Car of the Decade is the Bugatti Veyron.”
Both Top Gear Television and the Robb Report affirmed that the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and the Grand Sport defied all categorisation, thus deserving their own distinct honour and place in history.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4, first launched in the middle of the last decade, has a top speed of 253mph (407 km/h) reaching 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 2.5 seconds. With a price of €1.2 million (excluding tax) only 300 units will be made. Available from March 2009, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport has a top speed of 253mph (407 km/h) reaching 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 2.7 seconds with a price tag of € 1.4 million (excluding tax).