Bugatti presents most powerful roadster ‘Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse’ at Geneva Motor Show
Bugatti doesn’t seem like in a mood for letting go of their masterpiece the Veyron 16.4 supercar. After recreating its Grand Sport model in avatars like the Middle East series and the Sang Blanc edition, it has now unveiled what is to be become the most powerful roadster ever, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show. Armed with a 7.9-liter W16 engine, the car boasts of an unparalleled 1,500 Nm of torque, apart from more optimized drive system, reengineered chassis, apart from additions in the interior and exterior body of the car, including the 4-color and fabrication based options.
The main attraction of the new Grand Sport Vitesse remains its immensely powerful engine. Apart from the capabilities we already spoke of, the vehicle is known to zoom from 0-100 km/ph in just under 2.6 seconds, with the power to go to 410 km/ph at most. This will make it the fastest roadster as well. Complementary to these changes are the 4 turbo chargers with new intercooling system, which in turn gets complements from the 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. The overall output of this massive engine is pegged at 1,200HP. In terms of the chassis changes, it features a design which will help gain even better control by including quick responding dampeners and the special 20-inch alloy wheels. Also since wind pressure does become an issue during the exceptionally high speeds, the rear roof spoilers shall help cut in with the wind better, and the retractable wind breaker included in the kit of the car. Then comes the larger air intake system, near the front grille for a more sporty appearance and aero dynamicity in design.
As for the interior, carbon fiber is the primary fabrication used which is seen in plenty on the center control panel, seat cover which is otherwise dual-tone stitched leather. Metals like aluminum and magnesium have been used in some of the detailing as well. Other additions would include the new knee pads in the center tunnel, additional 12V socket in the glove compartment, restraint and safety system, apart from the glowing start and parking buttons with are rather eye appealing as well.
We had earlier mentioned about the different color and fabrication options, and for the Vitesse there are 3 of them, apart from the standard black option. The dual toned blue option is priced at $2.5 million (€1.91 million), which uses the turquoise shade on the lower half of the car, and a darker navy blue on the upper end. The next is the Jet Gray option priced at $2.29 million (€1.75 million). Instead of a dual shade, this design creates a difference in color by changing the texturing in different parts of the vehicle, giving it a rather aesthetic finish overall. The last option is something that strikes the eye the most, albeit with great positive appeal. While the central part of the vehicle carries a bronze brown shade, the side skirting and lower half of the vehicle have been a polished aluminum finish. This would be priced at $2.34 million (€1.79 million) for each car.