Debuted at Geneva Motor Show 2012 the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse (French for speed) by Bugatti is the world’s fastest road convertible yet produced (1.200 HP). The vehicle is the roadster version of the Veyron Super Sport, with a quad-turbocharged W16 engine and 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The chassis of the newest Bugatti has been modified to allow the increase in power and torque and now sees improved driving dynamics, acceleration and breaking over the current Grand Sport. With a top speed of 410km/hr, this supercar accelerates 0-100km/hr in 2.6 seconds; to 200km/hr in 7.1 seconds and to 300km/hr in 16 seconds, from which it can brake completely in 7.9 seconds. The new convertible produces 1500Nm of torque. “Once again our engineers worked hard to demonstrate that Bugatti is able to constantly redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible,” states the automaker’s President, Wolfgang Dürheimer.
For the all-carbon fiber Grand Sport Vitesse, Bugatti developed a new roof spoiler that cuts down on the wind noise and buffeting in the interior, an important element considering the car is a convertible ( Bugatti also installed a windbreak that owners can stow away compactly in the luggage compartment).
The Vitesse is getting some transplanted aerodynamic components from SS, at the front with the larger air intakes between the radiator grille. It have a new bottom air vent that stretches sideways into the wheel housing and a refined front spoiler that has been designed in a similar way to the splitters used in motor racing. Also taken from the Super Sport, the new model has xenon headlights. At the back, Vitesse has double diffusor and a centrally positioned twin tailpipe.
Judging from what they’ve created, Bugatti should be more than proud with how the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse turned out.
Pricing of the Grand Sport Vitesse it will probably slot in somewhere between $2-3 million U.S.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. The world’s fastest road convertible.