Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport No. 001 Wrecked in Crash

The feeling you must get from being the first ever person in the world to own an exclusive super car is more than likely one of the main reasons that drive a sane person into paying $2.9 million for a vehicle you don't get to drive that much.

The same feeling, however, pales in comparison to the one you get when you become the first ever person in the world to own the first ever production version of the vehicle, and trash it. Cause this is exactly what happened to the owner of the No. 001 production model of the Veyron Grand Sport.

According to GTSpirit, the Swiss owner of the car, unnamed, crashed and ruined his super car last summer while striking the gate of his own mansion in St. Tropez, France. How fast the car was traveling when it hit the gates, judge by the damages you see in the adjacent photo.

Now, to get a better idea of what the crash meant for the owner, we'll have to go back to a few details about the Grand Sport version of the Veyron. Presented in Geneva last year as the limited edition version of the Veyron. Only 150 units of the model have or are to be built.

Usually, the Veyron Grand Sport sells on the market for $2 million, but the leftover car you see here was auctioned, according to unconfirmed information, at Pebble Beach for $2.9 million.
Luckily, the crash didn't result in the owner of the vehicle getting hurt. Not physically, at least.
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