The open-topped Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport gets 1184bhp and 1105lb ft of torque

Bugatti has unveiled the most powerful roadster of all time, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, at the Geneva motor show.

The new model is based on the existing open-topped Grand Sport model, but with the significant hikes in power and torque seen on the closed-topped Super Sport version.

Read our first drive review of the original Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

Whereas the current Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport possesses 987bhp and 922lb ft, Bugatti’s engineers have teased 1184bhp at 6400rpm and 1105lb ft at 3000-5000rpm from the new Vitesse edition – mirroring the increases made to the Super Sport compared to the ‘regular’ Veyron coupé.

The increased power of the new roadster’s 16-cylinder, eight-litre engine is made possible by the four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers. The chassis has also been modified to support the power increase.

The French manufacturer hasn’t specified a 0-62mph time for the revised machine, but expect it be in the region of 2.5sec. By comparison, the current Grand Sport achieves the sprint in 2.7sec and goes on to a top speed of 253mph, but is limited to 223mph with the transparent polycarbonate roof removed.

A price tag has yet to be confirmed, but should be in the region of the £2.1m asking price for the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

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22 February 2012

yawn. next!

22 February 2012

[quote curious_insider]

yawn. next!

[/quote] Yawn, this is why the 1-77 Aston won't be universally liked, if your spending this kind of cash you want it to look like it,and this does.

Peter Cavellini.

22 February 2012

I always find it funny that the worlds most expensive (and what should be the most desirable) production car creates so much apathy, especially amongst the people that should love it the most.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

22 February 2012

Teg, It's all about the twisties, We both know it's not the best around corners, too heavy, very difficult to use it's top speed; it's too expensive and certainly not the best looking car around. As a technical tour de force, I agree it is excellent. Given a million pounds to spend, even those of us who would love to be in a position to spend £100k - £200k each on various cars, would hesitate on blowing the lot on a car of this spec.

22 February 2012

Glorious! Keep up the good work, VWG.

22 February 2012

[quote newdevonian]Teg, It's all about the twisties, We both know it's not the best around corners, too heavy,[/quote]


Well the Supersport was the 4th fastest cars around the TG track. And anyway, I'd suggest this car isn't bought by people looking for a comparable experience to a Ferrari or a Porsche. It's for blasting across continents, a massively powerful GT car. I know that's what i'd buy it for if I could.

22 February 2012

[quote Evo_ermine]the Supersport was the 4th fastest cars around the TG track[/quote] On that basis I'll go for the Atom V8, the McLaren and the Lambo, and keep the change. I doubt whether you would achieve faster times with the Veyron on any chosen route

22 February 2012

[quote Evo_ermine]It's for blasting across continents[/quote] No it's not. It's for those lucky enough to be born on top of oil to show the rest of the human race how much more money they have than them.

22 February 2012

[quote Lesia44]

[quote Evo_ermine]It's for blasting across continents[/quote] No it's not. It's for those lucky enough to be born on top of oil to show the rest of the human race how much more money they have than them.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcxs-CH4kG0

22 February 2012

[quote newdevonian] I doubt whether you would achieve faster times with the Veyron on any chosen route[/quote]

It's about the experience of driving the fastest car in the world, not how long it takes to get there.

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