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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale is the end of the line

When it hit the streets in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron made us re-think what a supercar could be. Now, 10 years later, it's all over, and this is the last of the line.

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GENEVA -- Sales of just 450 units over a 10-year span wouldn't be considered much of a success for most cars, but then the Bugatti Veyron isn't like most cars. When it was introduced there was nothing else on the road like it, preposterously powerful, ridiculously fast and outrageously expensive. These days, with cars like the 1,500 horsepower Koenigsegg Regera, that all seems a little tame. So, it's time to put it out to pasture.

Still, the final Veyron is still nothing short of extreme. 1,184 horsepower means a top speed north of 250 MPH, and that's despite this having a roof that comes off. The full-carbon fiber body shows its weave through the dark, blood-red paint and, just in case you were doubting about whether this is the final one, "La Finale" is written in script on the front bumper, rear wing and even on the seats.

The blood-red paint barely covers the carbon fiber beneath. Josh Miller/CNET

It's an imposing thing, and just in case you were wondering how much it costs, we'd advise you not to trouble yourself. This final Veyron is already sold, and so that really is the end.