Bugatti launches “Bugatti Certified” quality program to ensure the brand’s quality standards for the Veyron market over a long period of time. No one imagined ‘Certified pre-owned’ (CPO) and ‘Bugatti Veyron’ would be two concepts uttered in the same breath. And, yet, now they are.
Features Of The Bugatti Certified Quality Program
In the program, the Veyrons will receive a complete service performed by trained Bugatti engineers. The engineers go through the catalog of requirements, ensuring the car meets the programs standards. The service also includes performing essential technical updates. Once the car has completed the process, it will receive the “Bugatti Certified” seal.
Bugatti certifies the car hasn’t been damaged and includes a one-year warranty (expandable to two years). If needed, the vehicle will be reconditioned to Bugatti’s standards.
What’s more, if you can’t find a Veyron that fits your tastes, the factory will perform upgrades on it. Paint and interior changes are no problem. And you can have the later-style lighting retrofitted to your early Veyron.
But even better, Bugatti will apply upgrades like the Super Sport suspension to an early car. That means your 1000-hp car will drive like one of the 1200-hp cars.
“To honor the trust placed in us and to ensure the lasting value of this automotive icon is our highest priority,” said Dr. Stefan Brungs, member of the board of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. responsible for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.
Bugatti Veyron A Loss-Leader For Volkswagen Group
Bugatti said it would build 450 of the Veyron EB 16.4 when it went into production in 2005. The Veyron EB 16.4 is the fastest production car of all time for a price of around $1.2 million (€1 million). According to Bugatti, the last bunch of the EB 16.4s sold at an average of €2.3 million— more than double the original price.
Volkswagen group, owners of Bugatti, netted something approaching $1 billion in sales over ten years of Veyron production. Sounds like a lot, but it’s about a tenth the check Toyota cashes each year from Camry sales in the US alone. It’s safe to say a billion bucks didn’t come close to paying for the development, marketing, and distribution of the cars.
The Bugatti Veyron has a quad-turbocharged W16 engine producing1, 000 horsepower, good for a 0 to 62 mph time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 253.81 mph.
The first car through the Certified program was Simon Cowell’s black 2008 Veyron, which sold at Barrett-Jackson last year for $1,375,000.