Dynamics in figures; Bugatti has now premiered the most powerful roadster ever with its one-off $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse ‘Gris Rafale’ special model, at the South American market, at the Volkswagen Group Night in 2012 São Paulo Auto Show. Boasting a remarkable maximum torque of 1,500 Nm from the 7.9 liter capacity of its W16 engine, this powerful version has its upper body area finished in a fetching light shade of gray called Gris Rafale which means ‘Gray Burst’, while the roof area, the air scoops, and some back-parts comes in striking blue visible carbon. However, we have earlier also seen some special one-off versions of Bugatti Veyron including, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport porcelain worth $2.39 million, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long "Year of the Dragon" edition, the Bugatti Veyron ‘Sang Blanc’ special edition, the bespoke Veyrons unveiled at the Auto Shanghai 2011, the Bugatti Veyron gold version, and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 'Pur Sang.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Gris Rafale’s engine delivers a maximum output of 1,200 hp, which enables it to reach 62 mph from standing in an unbelievable time of just 2.6 seconds, with a top speed of 255 mph, making this four-wheel drive the fastest production roadster ever. Notably, the maximum speed is reached on closed tracks, while in ‘normal’ driving conditions; the Vitesse has been electronically limited to 233 mph.
Even sportier than the 1,001 hp Grand Sport, the Vitesse boasts a new roof spoiler which helps reduce the buffeting in the interior and wind noise, while various aerodynamic measures that featured on the Super Sport version have been duly adopted.
On the inside, the strong contrast of colors found in the exterior is visible through blue leather seats and stitching in light grey.