The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport has been the undisputed king of the convertible supercars for some time now and although the company has produced a long line of special editions we had assumed that the performance figures and number of well healed customers had peaked. Proving us quite wrong is the latest and greatest Veyron – the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse.
The Vitesse benefits from the 1,200 horsepower powerplant from the record breaking Bugatti Super Sport Coupe. Although it’s essentially the same eight litre, quad turbo W16 engine from the ‘standard’ thousand horsepower version; internal resistance has been reduced while bigger turbo chargers and intercoolers have been fitted. Bugatti claim to have managed to build the most powerful roadster in the world without loosing the usability the Veyron is famed for.
The launch will be at the Geneva Motor Show and while full details have yet to be released but we’d bet that the top speed is close to the Super Sport’s 267 mph although this may be limited while the roof is down. Keeping things under control are various chassis enhancements and bigger brakes.
Bugatti haven’t disclosed the asking price for their new convertible car but you shouldn’t expect much change from $3 million (USD).