Bugatti recently sold its 400th Veyron out of the 450 units planned for production (300 coupes and 150 Roadsters). No one could have imagined that Volkswagen could produce as much Veyrons knowing that they are still loosing colossal amounts of money in each one they build. But when you see that some wealthy Cheikh owns five for him alone, 450 units is no longer a difficult target.

The 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition. By now, even my grand pa is able to tell how much Hp the Veyron Grand Sport has. But just in case you were not amongst us during the last ten years, here's a refresher (and here too if you'd like to see good old Jay Leno driving it). So who's Mr Jean Prierre Wimille you'd ask?

Mr Jean-Pierre Wimille is a legendary Bugatti race driver (and a member of the French Resistance during World War II) who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 at the wheel of a Bugatti 57G Tank and in 1939 at the wheel of a Bugatti 57C Tank. Back when drivers had their faces covered with smoke when they got out of their race cars. If you are interested by the story of this legend, Bugatti have a dedicated page in their web site for him.

Here are some nice pictures of the Bugatti [Insert Long Name here].

[Source: Bugatti]
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