A silver and black pre-production Veyron on display at the 2004 ParisMotor Show.Piëch retired that year as chairman of the Volkswagen Group and wasreplaced byBernd Pischetsrieder. The new chairman promptly sent theVeyron back to the drawing board for major revisions. Neumann wasreplaced as Bugatti president by Thomas Bscherin December 2003,
and substantial modifications were made to the Veyron under theguidance of former VW engineer, Bugatti Engineering head WolfgangSchreiber. The Veyron costs €1,100,000 (net price without taxes); prices vary byexchange ratesand local taxes (likevalue added taxes). Prices for the
UK or the US are over £880,000, or around $1,400,000.
On 10 September 2007 a special version of the Veyron called the "PurSang" (French for thoroughbred) was unveiled at the Frankfurt MotorShow. The only difference from the standard Veyron is the bodyfinishing: the Pur Sang has none, revealing the Veyron's purealuminium-carbon fibre body. Production of the Pur Sang will be limitedto five cars, which will have high-gloss aluminum wheels with adiamond cut finish.
Fbg par Hermès
At the Geneva motor show in 2008 Bugatti announced a partnershipwith the French fashion house Hermès, resulting in the "Fbg ParHermès" trim. This has several new features as well as a redesignedfront end. The interior is trimmed in Hermès leather and it comes witha specially designed Hermès suitcase to fit in the trunk. Built forRodrigo Cañizares.
Bugatti later made four new color schemesavailable for order with the Hermès Veyron: called "Indigo Blue andVermilion", "Indigo Blue and Lime Green", "Black and Garance Red",and "Prussian Blue and Blue Jean". The cars will also come with thebespoke luggage, special 8-spoke rims and an H-pattern grill.