2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black and Red: Photo Gallery
The black and red Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is an an
open-top version of the Grand Sport with an impressive 882 kW (1,200
hp). The engineers of the Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S have managed to
transfer the world's most powerful car engine to the open-top sports
car. The Grand Sport Vitesse is the fastest roadster ever.
The heart of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is a 7.9-litre W16 engine. The supercar accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in an unrivalled 2.6 seconds. The maximum speed is 410 km/h (255 mph). The power increase over the Grand Sport has been achieved by using four larger turbochargers with new intercoolers. Furthermore, all drivetrain components have been reinforced.
The Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse features a new roof spoiler that reduces wind noise. The aerodynamic package also includes larger air intakes. The black and red Vitesse is fitted with new, visually refined front spoiler that has been designed in a similar way to the splitters used in motor racing.
The Grand Sport Vitesse is finished in black with red rims in a diamond pattern. The carmine red interior combines carbon fibre, aluminium and magnesium.
The Bugatti special edition will cost 1.80 million euros.
About Bugatti brand
The Bugatti company is world famous with its unique constructions and high aesthetic standards of the automotive works of art. The founder of the brand is the Italian automobile pioneer Ettore Bugatti. Ettore Bugatti’s cars were the embodiment of light construction and unmatched technical aestheticism.
The origins of the Bugatti`s history are tied to the classic automotive era of the interwar years. The image of Bugatti in this period was influenced most significantly by the sport of motor racing.
The Bugatti brand was acquired by the German giant Volkswagen AG in 1998. Since then Molsheim become the new home to Bugatti heritage.
In 1998, Volkswagen presented its first Bugatti prototype – the Bugatti EB 118, a two-door coupé with 555 HP. It was followed by the Bugatti EB 218, a four-door limousine; and the Bugatti 18.3 Chiron.
In 2001 Volkswagen decided to start serial production of the super sportscar Veyron, whose official name was "Veyron 16.4".