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“Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme” Exhibit Opens At The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum recently opened their newest exhibit, Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme. The exhibit will display the fastest, most state-of-the-art, most expensive, and most exclusive cars in the world. Hypercars opened to the public on December 4, and it will remain at the Petersen Automotive Museum for the next 18 months.

There will be around 30 vehicles that will be rotated and each of them definitely embody what hypercars are and why the automotive world is enamored by these speedsters.

Aria FXE Concept @Ted7

Vehicles that will be on display will include the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Aria FXE concept, Caparo T1, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, Devel Sixteen, Koenigsegg Agera RS Final Edition, Hennessey Venom F5 (Design Model), NIO EP9, McLaren Speedtail, Pagani Huayra Hermes Edition, Delage D12, Rimac Concept One, and RAESR Tachyon Speed. Two motorcycles that fit the description will also be showcased namely the Lotus C-01 and Aston Martin AMB 001. The Czinger 21C will also be making brief appearances during the 18 months, but it will surely be on the display on the last two weeks of this year.

Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges shared, “We’re excited to host a variety of Hypercars in one exhibit. Audiences already have been enthralled by seeing some of the world’s most astonishing vehicles up-close.”

Koenigsegg Agera RS FE THOR @Ted7

The Petersen Museum defines a ‘hypercar’ as a vehicle that is in a completely different level in terms of technological advancement, performance, rarity, and of course, the price. The Hypercars exhibit will display projects from both well-established marques as well as smaller startups that have caught the attention of audiences and enthusiasts with their unmatched performance, stunning beauty, and technological breakthroughs.

Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme is located at the museum lobby and at the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery. The exhibit is scheduled to have two successive parts, the first will be on display until September 22, 2022, while the second part with the second batch of vehicles will be arriving on September 17, 2022 and they will stay until May 14, 2023.

To know more about current and future exhibits at the Petersen Museum, you can visit

2020 McLaren Speedtail @Ted7

New Bugatti Riyadh showroom

When the Bugatti Veyron was introduced back in 2005, it quickly became obvious there were a large number of potential clients to be found in Saudi Arabia, luxury, performance, and more importantly, exclusivity are very highly appreciated in the Middle East, and it didn’t take long before Saudi Arabia became one of the largest markets for Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., and in a partnership with SAMACO Automotive, we now see the launch of Bugatti Riyadh.

Located in one of Riyadh’s most highly sought-after regions, this new showroom is one of the largest in the world where visitors can emerge into the world of Bugatti, much in the same way they would when visiting the brand’s HQ in Molsheim, France. For the opening ceremony in mid-November no less than two of Bugatti’s latest and bravest were present, the stunning Chiron Pur Sport and the beautiful Chiron Super Sport.

Hendrik Malinowski, Bugatti’s Managing Director for Sales and Marketing said: “Saudi Arabia has historically been one of the strongest markets for us. So, to be able to establish a magnificent presence in Riyadh, with the help of our partners at SAMACO Automotive, is a remarkable milestone that we have been looking forward to. Saudi Arabia will only grow in importance as a hub for international trade and as a vibrant, prosperous society. And as it grows, we too will continue to thrive.”

Sheikh Mohammed Raffa, CEO of SAMACO Automotive, commented: “Bugatti’s creations are without equal. I am thrilled to welcome the brand to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and our capital city, Riyadh, which is already home to many of Bugatti’s passionate enthusiasts and customers. I have no doubt that this is the beginning of a long and prosperous partnership between us, and we have many exciting plans to instill the magic of Bugatti across the region which will see the brand’s presence grow significantly.”

Over the next weeks, Bugatti Riyadh will be inviting customers, possible clients, and dignitaries of the Kingdom to enjoy some of the best the French hypercar makes has to offer, making it possible to take a seat behind the wheel of both the Chiron Pur Sport or the Chiron Super Sport, both models will be available for the foreseeable future at this new showroom.

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While the Bugatti Riyadh showroom might have just been officially opened, they have been in action already, more specifically during the famous Riyadh Car Show, where an even more impressive array of hypercars was shown, not only the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport and the Chiron Pur Sport, but also a Chiron Sport, and the magnificent Bolide … talking about coming in hot and in force, it’s clear this is a very important market for Bugatti.

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Sightseeing Coastal California in a Bugatti

Owning a Bugatti is an achievement on its own, having one or more of these 16-cylinder hypercars in your garage is an amazing feeling, but Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. is all about the experience of owning such an automotive masterpiece, so they tend to organize drives all over the world to bring together owners to showcase the benefits of being a Bugatti customer.

The 2021 US Grand Tour hosted by Bugatti of the Americas took 10 ‘Made in Molsheim’ beauties on a 600-mile drive along Coastal California recently, in a multi-million dollar convoy consisting of five Veyrons, a Veyron Vitesse, two Chirons, a Chiron Sport, and a Chiron Pur Sport, with an inaugural dinner at the famous Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills, the cars would head to the Santa Barbara wine country in the morning only to continue north to Big Sur.

“We look forward to this event every year,” said Cedric Davy, Chief Operating Officer of Bugatti of the Americas. “The camaraderie developed during these trips is incredible. These rallies are also a fantastic way to demonstrate the grand touring spirit, craftsmanship, and reliability of our vehicles, which was evident by the range of cars that attended – one of which was 15 years old. By the end of the event, customers had made new friends and left wanting more, We look forward to planning another Bugatti Grand Tour next year.”

Words just can’t do justice to these amazing cars, true hypercars that draw attention at every corner, so I’ll let these photos do the talking, for now, enjoy these magnificent looking cars that will remain a dream for most of us, but a reality for the fortunate owner …

Hypercar Exhibit Presented By Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum recently announced a new exhibit that will explore the fastest and most exclusive cars money can buy: hypercars.

Starting December 4, 2021 the museum will be hosting the exhibit Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme. For the next 18 months, they will be rotating roughly 30 vehicles that embodies what hypercars are and why they have captivated the global automotive industry.

Vehicles that have been confirmed for display are the Aria FXE concept, Caparo T1, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, Devel Sixteen, Koenigsegg Agera RS Final Edition, Hennessey Venom F5 (Design Model), McLaren Speedtail, Laraki Sahara, NIO EP9, Pagani Huayra Hermes Edition, Delage D12, Rimac Concept One, and RAESR Tachyon Speed.

There will also be two motorcycles displayed that fit the description namely the Lotus C-01 and the Aston Martin AMB 001. There will be some brief and occasional appearances by the Czinger 21C, and it will be on display for the last two weeks of December 2021.

Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges shared, “Hypercars are a glimpse of the future today. With this extensive exhibit, we want to nail down what a hypercar is while giving guests the opportunity to view some of the rarest and most luxurious vehicles available.”

A hypercar, according to the Petersen Automotive Museum, is a vehicle that is at the highest echelon of technological advancement, performance, rarity, and price. The exhibit will feature projects and examples from well-established and well-respected marques to lesser-known startups that are starting to build a name for themselves in the industry through their top-of-the-line hypercars that impresses both with their appearance and their performance.

Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme will be in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery and the museum lobby.

The exhibit will be presented in two parts. The first part will be displayed from December 4, 2021 until September 22, 2022. The second part which will feature a second batch of vehicles will arrive on September 17, 2022 and they can be visited and viewed until May 14, 2023.

For those who wants to know more about upcoming displays and exhibits at the Petersen Museum, they can visit the official site at

La Maison Pur Sang certification by Bugatti

Last year five classic Bugattis broke records at the auction houses Bonham’s and Gooding & Company. Never before have the five most expensive cars sold at auction been produced by one single manufacturer, but with cars in this price range, authenticity is extremely important for collectors that are willing to spend millions, and that’s why Bugatti launched their ‘La Maison Pur Sang’ program back in 2020 at Rétromobile in Paris, a car show that has become so much more than just a display of classic cars.

Photo credit Alex Howe for CAR magazine

When you have a Bugatti that passed the rigorous process in Molsheim, as La Maison Pur Sang will only go through cars at the company headquarters, you will get a certificate of authenticity from the company that actually built that car, not some expert somewhere in the world, no matter how knowledgable … La Maison Pur Sang will certify that your Bugatti is a ‘pure blood’ one, a Pur Sang.

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La Maison Pur Sang will be able to verify of your historic Bugatti is still correct to its origins, keeping in mind the 110-year history of Bugatti, that might not always be as easy as it sounds, but with the very limited production of classic Bugatti models, chances are there is still some kind of documentation or history of that specific car to be found, but La Maison Pur Sang will also certify the more contemporary models, and the very first Bugatti to complete this official factory certification is a 2008 Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport.

Photo credit Alex Howe for CAR magazine

But the La Maison Pur Sang program hasn’t been started just to deliver certification to Bugatti’s models of all ages, they also offer clients and collectors the option of having their car restored to Ettore Bugatti’s original standards, to the highest possible technical, performance, and aesthetic level, to reach a harmony of speed, elegance, safety, and comfort that we’ve come to expect from a Bugatti throughout the decades, there is even the option to have your Bugatti ‘reconfigured’ on the factory ground.

“Due to our extensive research, archive material and the close contacts we enjoy with Bugatti clubs, historians and collectors all around the world, we can trace the history and determine the authenticity of any Bugatti model, regardless of age,” explains Luigi Galli, who heads the ‘La Maison Pur Sang’ program at Molsheim.

The first car to receive a certificate of authenticity isn’t just any Bugatti, it’s a 2008 Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, and while convertible quad-turbo are a rare sight already, this one is even more special, it is the actual Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport prototype that was used for the unveiling of the Grand Sport version at the 2008 Pebble Beach event, this silver metallic over Cognac interior was called the Grand Sport 2.1 and was used to showcase the open-top Veyron in North America, Europe, and the Middle East … this car was never even registered during that time.

When this unique Bugatti came back to Molsheim in 2020, it would become the first car to get the ‘La Maison Pur Sang’ treatment, which in this case involved a complete strip-down so they could verify not only the chassis plate, which could easily be copied I guess, but they also check several identification numbers that were stamped on multiple components that are usually hidden from sight, and ofter overlooked in case of someone trying to pass a car as another one.

Over the next four months, this special Veyron Grand Sport was brought back to her 2008 launch specifications, a complete respray was executed while the interior received new Cognac hides and aluminum panels, they even had to fit a new central console to match the original 1.0 configuration … after the word got out La Maison Pur Sang confirmed the importance of this Grand Sport prototype it didn’t take long for an avid collector to add it to his, or her collection.

Owning a Bugatti is a goal on its own for many fortunate clients, but having an exclusive Bugatti with the official certification from La Maison Pur Sang will confirm its validity and offer reassurance for the owner or collector, and additionally, it will significantly enhance the value of the said automobile.

A List of Bugatti Super Sport Models from 1931 to 2021 – the Speed DNA

These are some of the Bugatti models that shaped the world of hypercars, aptly wearing the Super Sport moniker. The first Bugatti Super Sport ever created was the Type 55 which was designed 90 years ago by a young Jean Bugatti.

The three following models ; EB 110 Super Sport, Veyron 16.4 and the Chiron Super Sport 300+ together with their drivers have set new benchmarks in the decade in which they appeared. The three Bugatti drivers Loris Bicocchi, Pierre Henri Raphanel and Andy Wallace recently visited Bugatti headquarters to take a trip down memory lane.

1931 Bugatti Type 55

Bugatti Type 55 price

The Type 55 is the only Super Sport vehicle from the Ettore Bugatti era which is equipped with a supercharged 2.3 litre straight-eight engine, the vehicle was unveiled at the 1931 Paris Motor Show 90 years ago and got praises for its top speed, acceleration as well as road holding.

The Type 55 accelerated twice as fast as the Type 43 and could achieve a top speed of over 180km/h. Jean Bugatti designed the Type 55 with a new two-tone color split which ultimately inspired Bugatti to create the horizontal color split in 2010 which was then offered with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

The Type 55 was limited to only 38 units Worldwide making it a perfect collector’s piece.

Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport

Bugatti EB110 SS

Loris Bicocchi was involved in creating the EB 110 Super Sport from scratch in the early 1990’s, the first prototypes of this model were given the code names A1, A2 and A5 and they featured an aluminium chassis. Not long after, it was decided that Carbon would be a better option to use on the model and as a result, the EB 110 Super Sport became the first production car with a carbon fibre bodywork.

The EB 110 Super Sport got its propulsion from a V12 engine with four turbochargers, the vehicle delivers a maximum output of 610 PS and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 3.26 seconds. The EB 110 SS broke speed records of 351km/h in Nardo, 296km/h on ice and 342.7 running on CNG.

Additionally, the power from the engine of the EB 110 is transferred to all four wheels and the quick repulsion and control of the vehicle is as a result of the manual six-speed transmission, rear LSD and the all-wheel limited-slip differential.

The bodywork of the EB 110 SS features aluminium and carbon elements, magnesium cast wheels and titanium screws. Approximately 96 EB 110 GTs together with the lightweight 39 EB 110 SS with 610PS were produced between the years 1993-1995.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

Veyron SS

Pierre-Henri Raphanel set a speed record in a Veyron 16.4 Super Sport for a road-legal series sports car in June 2010. The driver attained an average speed of 431.072km/h – 427.933km/h on the first run and 434.211km/h driving in the opposite direction.

The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is powered by an 8.0 litre W16 engine that produces an output of 1,001 PS and 1,250 Nm of torque. The acceleration from 0-100km/h is achieved in 2.5 seconds, 0-200km/h in 7.3 seconds and all the power is transferred to the road by an all-wheel drive system.

After several engine modifications, Bugatti engineers successfully increased the power output of the Veyron to 1,200 PS. The Veyron model was limited to 450 units up to 2015 and 48 of the units were Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Andy Wallace was the first person to pass the 300mph mark with the Chiron Super Sport 300+ at a top speed of 490.484km/h in September 2019.

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is powered by an 8.0 litre W16 engine delivering an output of 1,600hp and 1,600 Nm of torque and it is designed and built for extreme speeds of more than 420km/h.

In addition, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the most powerful Bugatti ever made. Only 30 will be made each at a price of $3.9 million.

Bugatti Passeport Tranquillité

The heart and soul of any Bugatti model is its engine and signature power delivery. At the core of the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron1 is an evolution of groundbreaking engineering: an 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 engine that can deliver a power output well over 1,000hp. Such finely a tuned, high-tech masterpiece of a powertrain is assured of the distinctive Bugatti character and performance, but only with regular care and attention for servicing and maintenance.

Bugatti ownership is now easier than ever, with the launch of the Passeport Tranquillité service program. Now Veyron and Chiron owners can choose complete peace of mind with the new service program which includes one service per year with an official Bugatti service partner. Additional planned elements will be the premium roadside recovery service and a Bugatti-branded car care kit featuring a wide range of cleaning and detailing materials.

The Passeport Tranquillité is designed to cover vehicle life after the end of the Bugatti-provided standard warranty period. Customers can be assured that they will continue to have access to the services that will keep their Veyron and Chiron models well maintained and in peak condition. This means that Bugatti drivers can continue to enjoy the certainty of maintenance and upkeep of their unique hyper sports car, happy knowing that a team of highly qualified and dedicated technicians know how to ensure their Bugatti’s optimum performance.

Tailored plans for Veyron and Chiron owners

The Passeport Tranquillité Veyron service program can be split over a two- or four-year plan to best suit the customer and their own unique requirements. Both options include one service per year performed by officially trained Bugatti technicians, covering the requirement for the Veyron to undergo a biennial service, estimated at around 14 hours, and a service taking around 32 hours to complete in alternating years.

What is more, the Veyron customers’ plan provides the choice of ‘Active’ or ‘Collector’ plans, with the program tailored to meet the needs of their driving habits. Bugatti recognizes that the highly designed, era-defining Veyron model might now form part of a collection, rather than being driven regularly. But even hyper sports cars that record a minimal distance every year require servicing, in order to deliver that incredible Bugatti performance whenever required. The ‘Collector’ option provides high-quality service and maintenance for Veyron models that do not exceed 200km a year, a plan tailored for reduced activity, while the ‘Active’ profile caters to frequent drivers. Both options ensure Bugatti drivers can turn the key and enjoy their prized Veyron at any time.

The Passeport Tranquillité Chiron program is set for four years, designed to reflect Chiron’s specific service intervals. The Chiron plan includes a service every year, taking into account the requirement for an annual ‘Low’ service, taking up to 14 hours of workshop time, then a ‘Major’ service every four years, completed in around 72 hours by highly skilled and officially trained Bugatti technicians.

Owners of multiple Bugatti models can tailor a Passeport Tranquillité package to meet their needs.

Exclusive Bugatti service plan extras

In the unlikely event of a Veyron or Chiron having a mechanical fault, an additional future planned feature is, the customer is able to arrange for their Bugatti to be transported to an authorized Bugatti Service Partner in just one call. This service is planned to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in the world. The premium recovery service will be exclusive to Bugatti owners and will provide onward personal travel for the customer while organizing for their Veyron or Chiron to be taken care of by a service partner.

Customers are not fixed to a specific Bugatti Service Partner for the life of the Passeport Tranquillité plan. The new service plan has launched at all official Bugatti Service Partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, with a planned roll-out to cover North America in the summer of 2021.

Trevor Hodgson-Phillips, Global Aftersales Business Manager at Bugatti Automobiles, said: “This exclusive new program provides our customers with a complete sense of ‘peace of mind’ when it comes to the care and maintenance of their prized Bugatti Veyron or Chiron. We are designing this plan with our customers at the forefront. We are tailoring the program with the flexibility of plans and additional valued components, such as roadside recovery, providing the customer with the certainty of service and maintenance and in doing so providing the utmost peace of mind and tranquillité.”

The Passeport Tranquillité is assigned to the Bugatti vehicle, rather than the customer, so the plan will pass onto the new driver if ever the hyper sports car is sold. This can potentially add to the value of the model while also giving the buying customer extra peace of mind that official Bugatti technicians have maintained their Veyron or Chiron. All Bugatti models joining the Passeport Tranquillité plan must first pass a thorough 85-point inspection by a Bugatti service partner.

Although the previous Veyron Loyalty Maintenance Program is no longer available for purchase, existing contracts will remain valid until the original service contract period expires or all applicable services are utilized.

1.5 Years to Paint it: Meet the Bugatti Divo ‘Lady Bug’

Bugatti Divo Lady Bug

Bugatti recently completed a custom Divo named “Lady Bug” featuring geometric patterns on the body in the shapes of diamonds – finished in special Red and Graphite metallic.

The Bugatti Divo is powered by an 8.0 liter W16 engine with 1,479hp and a top speed of 380 km\h. The car is limited to 40 units worldwide each priced from 5million euros excluding options. Deliveries started in August 2020 and are expected to finish within the first months of 2021.

It took one year and a half for the team to perfect the diamond shaped patterns to exact definition and eventually they had to be modified digitally and positioned on the roofline, doors and rear fender edge. The diamond patterns were separated and transferred into a film which was then stuck on the body. The shapes were replicated with 1600 diamonds all around the body.

After each diamond was checked and passed as perfect, the next task was painting the actual color and removing each diamond. In this process, the paint job was sanded, smoothed, re-touched and re-sanded all over again. The multiple layers of paint blended the diamond patterns into the anthracite color gradient.

The owner of the customized Divo was impressed by the job done and stated “ The thought of this project becoming a reality was exciting and a dream of mine, I was absolutely floored upon delivery”.

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In addition to this Divo, he also owns a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse known as “Hellbug” due to its unique paint work. It was famous for hitting 230mph at an Idaho Freeway during the 2016 Sun Valley Road Rally.

Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Hellbug

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Bugatti put three generations of legendary supercars into one photo

The modern era of Bugatti has seen dozens of special-editions, limited-editions, and bespoke one-offs, but the core of the company is defined by three models that have spanned the past three decades. The EB110 marked the ’90s, the Veyron ruled the ’00s and early ’10s, and the Chiron dominated the end of the ’10s into the present. Bugatti calls the trio the “Holy Trinity” and recently brought all three supercars together for a photoshoot in Dubai. 

Against a backdrop of sweeping sands and a spiky skyline tipped by the Burj Khalifa tower, Bugatti placed a black EB110 next to black examples of a Veyron and a Chiron. It’s an awe-inspiring sight, even in photos, though it is a bit strange to see the models dressed like they’re going to a funeral rather than sporting any of the numerous iconic color schemes they’ve worn throughout the years. 

Despite the 30 years between the EB110, and the Chiron, all three vehicles are built with the same three key components: a carbon-fiber monocoque, four turbochargers, and all-wheel drive. The technologies within these three pillars have drastically changed, but the idea of what makes a true super sports car has remained the same. 

The EB110, which denotes Ettore Bugatti and his 110th birthday, debuted on his birthday, September 15, 1991, in Paris. It packs a mid-engined quad-turbo 3.5-liter V12 that has a 8,250-rpm redline. The lowest-powered EB110 had 560 horsepower, while the most powerful model made 611 horsepower. The EB110 claimed a zero-to-62-mph time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 218 mph. 

The Veyron entered the scene for the 2005 model year. This time around, Bugatti slapped the four turbochargers on an 8.0-liter W16, and that engine makes a whopping 987 horsepower (1,001 PS). With the added power, the zero-to-62-mph time dropped to 2.5 seconds, and the top speed increased to 253 mph, and that was before more powerful variants were released.

The Chiron, Bugatti’s current model, debuted in 2016 and continued to build on the power and speed records its relatives had set before it. The Chiron carries on with a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16, but it now makes 1,479 horsepower. It can sprint from a stop to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds, and in 2019, Bugatti used a Chiron to reach 304.773 mph, the fastest speed for a production car ever achieved. 

To truly appreciate the greatness of these vehicles requires an in-person visit, but for now, photos will have to do. Check out the family photoshoot in the gallery above.

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Veneno Roadster, One:1, One-77, LaFerrari, P1, Veyron headline 25-car Bonham’s auction

Bonhams is holding a no-reserve auction in fall 2019 that includes some of the most valuable and sought-after supercars of the past decade. The lot of 25 beautiful collector items includes a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, a Koenigsegg One:1, an Aston Martin One-77, a Ferrari LaFerrari, a McLaren P1, and a Bugatti Veyron. The collection, which was seized from a corrupt politician from Equatorial Guinea, is valued at roughly $13 million.

If selling off future classics that are still in their infancy as collector items seems strange, it’s because this is not a straightforward situation. These cars will be sold off by the State of Geneva, not a person. The collection was previously owned by the vice president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, but the cars were seized when he was placed under investigation for money laundering and unfair management of public interests.

These 25 cars, which were located in Geneva, were first sequestered in fall 2016. A trial court ordered them sold off, and the money earned from the sales would be invested in social programs that benefit Equatorial Guinea. And so, Equatorial Guinea is about to see an influx of cash, as every vehicle is valued in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

Supercar Collection Auction

The rarest might be the Koenigsegg One:1. One of only six remaining, it has 371 miles on the dial, and is valued at roughly $1.8 million. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, one of nine in the world, is a close second. It has 202 miles logged, and is valued at about $5.1 million.

The Aston Martin One-77 is another rare bird. It is example No. 35 of 77, holds a 7.3-liter V12 engine, and is valued at about $1.4 million. A McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, and Bugatti Veyron 16.4 round out the top of the list. The remaining cars are not fully detailed, but they include examples from Mercedes-Maybach, Bentley, Maserati and Porsche.

The auction will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club near Lake Geneva. For more photos and information, visit Bonhams.

Somebody sideswiped Tracy Morgan’s Bugatti Veyron right after he bought it

Tracy Morgan was again involved in a headline-making car accident this week. Luckily, it was nowhere near as dangerous as his previous crash, and nobody was injured. His just-purchased Bugatti Veyron, however, sustained minor damage from a Honda CR-V sideswiping Morgan.

Nearly five years to the date after he was seriously injured from a Walmart truck crash, Morgan was forced to file another police report for a wreck. This time, however, it occurred at low speeds in New York City and was much less serious. The accident took place in Hell’s Kitchen and occurred just 15 minutes after Morgan bought the used 2012 Bugatti Veyron at Manhattan Motorcars, according to TMZ. His response was expectedly filled with anger:

Morgan is seen slapping the window of the CR-V and yelling, “B****, get out the car!” Once he cooled down, he tweeted that he was “totally fine.”

The reports do not specify exactly who was at fault, but the photos show the CR-V angled into Morgan’s supercar. The Veyron took most of the damage on its driver-side front quarter panel.

Because the sale was so fresh, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is still listed on the Manhattan Motorcars website. The Pearl-over-Cognac Veyron had only 1,679 miles on it at the time of purchase, and it was listed for $1,890,000. We’re not sure if that value will go up because it was owned by Morgan or down because it’s now been involved in an accident.

It’s complicated: Watch a Bugatti Veyron get a $21,000 oil change

Here’s a fascinating peek under the hood, or rather the rear carbon-fiber engine cover panel and undercarriage, that shows the complexity of getting a simple oil change for a Bugatti Veyron, courtesy of the folks at Royalty Exotic Cars. Servicing this Veyron Mansory Vivere owned by Houston Crosta costs an estimated $21,000. Jiffy Lube, eat your heart out.

How complicated can it be, you ask? Well, the video is 20 minutes long — and that’s with the benefit of plenty of editing to cut out the boring waiting-around and taking-things-apart parts. Crosta estimates the Veyron is held together by nearly 10,000 bolts, and a heck of a lot of them have to be removed.

Changing the oil on one of the supercars starts with needing specialty GoJack car dollies to get underneath and hoist the lowered body high enough to get it on the shop’s lift. Then, you have to remove the wheels on both sides, rear fender and carbon-fiber panel, carbon fiber wheel-well panels, the fuel filler … and on and on and on.

Also, where most modern cars have one or two drain plugs, the Veyron has 16. The mechanics managed to drain 16.5 quarts of oil from the quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine.

Rather do it yourself? Well, the mechanics estimate the difficulty of the oil change ranked a 20 on a 1-to-10 scale. At least for the first hour or so, until they managed to pry off the rear panel. Then it went to a 6, they say. “After everything’s taken apart, some of this stuff is just plain and simple super easy,” Crosta says. “But getting everything out to get to this point, that’s a couple-day process.”

Interestingly, Royalty will let you rent out a Veyron Mansory Vivere for almost the same price as the oil change — $20,000 — for 24 hours of fun.

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Watch a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse drift, slide, and run a rally course

There’s not caring, and then there’s people who regularly use #idgaf on Instagram and Twitter. Then there are owners behind Tax the Rich on YouTube. The channel, though infrequently updated, shows supercars like the Ferrari Enzo, Jaguar XJ220 and Rolls-Royce Wraithbeing used and abused like $500 beaters. It’s fantastic stuff.

Sometime last year, Tax the Rich brought two cars, a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse to the Heveningham Hall Concours. Video recently surfaced of the Veyron running a rally course, sliding and kicking up dirt in a manner that would give Subaru owners a run for their money.

The video was recorded last year by a second YouTube channel, TheTFJJ. It seems like Tax the Rich in fact brought three cars to the concours, the other two being a Bugatti EB110 and an ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster (only six were ever built). Video of the Mercedes was posted in 2017, but it wasn’t until last week that we got a look at the Veyron’s run. We’re crossing our fingers in hope that there’s video of the EB110 out there, too.

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SSC — remember them? — releases new teaser image for Tuatara supercar

Remember the SSC Tuatara? The supercar from the company formerly known as Shelby SuperCars that aimed to reclaim the record of fastest production car for its parent company, which once held that title with the Ultimate Aero?

Well, it’s back from the dead, maybe. At least, the company released a new teaser image for the Tuatara along with the tagline, “The evolution is coming.” The car dates back to 2011 as a concept and has never been unveiled in the traditional sense. And there’s no other new information to go from.

SSC announced the Tuatara, named for a lizard native to New Zealand that possesses the fastest-evolving DNA on the planet, back in 2011. And we heard rumblings over the years, most recently in 2013, that the car was on track to be built at a plant in southeastern Washington and offered for sale for a cool $1.3 million. That plant reportedly has been delayed as the company founder, Jerod Shelby, sought financing. The Tri-City Herald newspaper in late 2016 reported that SSC broke ground on the facility in 2013, but that little else had happened at the site.

The Tuatara’s most recently known specs were 1,350 horsepower and 1,280 pound-feet of torque from its 6.8-liter V8. The company is perhaps best known for the Ultimate Aero, which held the record for fastest production car, having been clocked at 257 mph in 2007, before ceding the mark to Bugatti and the Veyron SS in 2010. Of course, last fall a Koenigsegg Agera RS hit 277.9 mph in Nevada in a still-unverified new record, and Hennessey is gunning for speed-demon Nirvana with its Venom F5, which claims a top speed of 301 mph. So the competition has only intensified in the years since SSC has gone quiet.

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Watch the Bugatti Chiron go from raw carbon to finished product

The Bugatti Chiron is a beautiful, hand built 16-cylinder luxury cruise missile that is without equal on the road. That’s why it can command a price of nearly $2.7 million. While the Chiron may only be in reach to the 1 percent of the 1 percent, it’s a price some are more than willing to pay. The first customer cars are now rolling out the doors at Bugatti’s Molsheim, France, facility.

The first three will soon be reaching customer hands in Europe and the Middle East. Each car is hand assembled by a team of about 50 production, quality assurance, and logistics team members in France. The video above shows the first three cars being built, from a bare carbon tub being mated to that massive 1,500 horsepower quad-turbocharged W16 engine to the finished product making its way out the door.

Bugatti expects to build about 70 cars this year alone, meaning each car takes roughly 5 full days to assemble. While the first three cars have been or are being delivered now, a fourth will be on display next week at the Geneva Motor Show. About 200 customers put in orders after the car’s reveal last year, so the Molsheim team will be busy for the next several years. Look for more colors and special editions to trickle out as time goes on.

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Bugatti Chiron gets soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s seal of approval

The first few Bugatti Chirons are about to hit the street, but before that happens the French automaker allowed soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to get behind the wheel. As Bugatti puts it, the automaker wanted to give “a real champion” the chance to drive and approve of the 1,500-horsepower luxury cruise missile before it officially hits the road. The short video shows that even in a garage full of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and a Rolls-Royce, the Chiron stands out.

The video features a brief glimpse at Ronaldo’s impressive collection of cars just before the low rumble of 16-turbocharged cylinders rolls in with test driver Andy Wallace behind the wheel. Wallace won the 24 Hours of Le Mans but is probably most famous for setting the McLaren F1’s top speed record in 1998. Few drivers in the world are more qualified to drive what is believed to be the fastest production car ever built.

After Ronaldo steps inside, the video cuts to some clips of the Portuguese player blasting around the track. We’re not sure if it’s really Ronaldo behind the wheel, but it is fun to see the Chiron in action. In the end Wallace tells Ronaldo he must make a call to Bugatti if he wants to keep it. Ronaldo apologizes to his other cars and picks up his phone.

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Bugatti Partners With French Artist For New Veyron Grand Sport Venet

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z
“A Bugatti is already a work of art in itself, one that transports both its beholder and its driver into new dimensions of reality.” – Bernar Venet

The Bugatti Veyron, an exclusive beauty in itself, produces a very limited number of special edition models each year, and now the latest rarity from Bugatti has been released – the Veyron Grand Sport Venet.

Bugatti bills its latest masterpiece as the “fastest artwork ever.”

As one of the world’s fastest cars, this version features the artwork of French conceptual artist Bernar Venet. Venet’s artwork graces the exterior and inside cabin of the Veyron.

With Art Basel Miami Beach happening this week, Bugatti wanted to showcase something special. Venet, a New York based artist, was approached by Bugatti to create his mathematics and science inspired art on the special edition Veyron.

Actual Bugatti Mathematic and scientific formulas, used when developing the Veyron, flow across the cars front and flanks over a rusted orange and black ombre finish. The inside cabin gets the same treatment with a wave of formulas on the door panels and the rusted look on the dash panels and leather trim.

The Veyron Grand Sport Venet is of course based on the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport.

The special edition Grand Sport Venet boasts an “1,001-horsepower rating for its quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 engine and a top speed of 252 mph. Of course, with its removable roof detached, top speed is limited to 224 mph, and with its umbrella-like temporary cloth roof fitted top speed drops to just 81 mph.”

Interested in seeing the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet in person? The car will be displayed during Art Basel Miami Beach at the Rubell Family Collection from December 5 to 9.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet | Sx-Z

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

GALLERY: Special Edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse At Pebble Beach

Bugatti showed off a very special Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse at Quail Motorsports Gathering over the weekend. The Bianco and Light Blue Livery paint scheme is a tribute to the 1928 Type 37A, a legend in its own time and on loan for the weekend from Jay Leno’s garage.

The Vitesse is able to go from 0-62 mph in a double-taking 2.6 seconds. Check out the press release below for the full specs.

Press release

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Sx-Z | Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

VIDEO: Bugatti Veyron Pulled Over By Bike Cop

According to the YouTube video description, the car was pulled over due to the lack of a front license plate.