Bugatti has confirmed it'll build 150 of its open-top Veyron Grand Sports
17 August 2008

Bugatti has confirmed that it will build 150 of the new Veyron Grand Sports after the open-top version of the world's fastest car was launched at the Pebble Beach Concours.

Rumours of an open-topped Veyron had been around since the car's introduction, but the Grand Sport was only confirmed for production last year. It will take total Veyron production up to 450 cars by 2011, breaking the company's earlier commitment to build no more than 300 Veyrons.

Like the Veyron 16.4 coupe, the Grand Sport is all about superlatives. Its top speed remains unchanged at 253mph, but the bodywork has been revised to allow high-speed driving with the roof down.

The biggest single difference is that the roof has been set higher to reduce wind intrusion into the cabin, with substantial reinforcement to the Veyron's inner structure to compensate for the structural loss of the open roof. Sills and transmission tunnel have all been beefed up, while the B-pillars are braced with a new carbonfibre strut, and the carbonfibre doors have been strengthened with a side impact bar.

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For roll-over protection, the Veyron coupe’s distinctive air intakes are re-designed to include 100mm wide carbon-fibre tubes to protect occupants. Although it’s capable of more, Bugatti advise the drop-top Veyron isn’t taken over 233mph. It will cost a cool £1.14 million before taxes - around £150k more than a Veyron.

Julian Rendell

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17 August 2008

Great news for Saudi Arabia.

17 August 2008

I think the Bugatti Veyron is a fabulous car, indeed a masterpiece. I think it's a reflection of how affluent the world is today that Bugatti has increased the total number of cars it plans to build and sell at these stratospheric price levels.

I think an open-top Bugatti is great, and indeed the pics show it to be beautiful in my eyes. But I do question the wisdom of traveling over 200 mph with the top down. Maybe Bugatti will do the decent thing and supply each of the open-top versions with a pair of crash helmets to reduce the risk of hair loss at such speeds.

I would think that many of the buyers in this price category are already suffering from hair loss anyway.

17 August 2008

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I think the Bugatti Veyron is a fabulous car, indeed a masterpiece. I think it's a reflection of how affluent the world is today that Bugatti has increased the total number of cars it plans to build and sell at these stratospheric price levels.

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LOL!

18 August 2008

Methinks its time to sell the kids, house and wife for this.....

28 November 2008

Well i love this car and i would buy it and it is beutifull in every way from the back and front

29 November 2008

An utterly pointless car. As they showed on topgear last week its slower round a track than cars a fraction of the price and where else can you really use it.

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Bugatti Veyron
The world doesn't need a car like the Bugatti Veyron, but the fact it exists at all is reason for celebration

The Bugatti Veyron redefines what's possible in a road car, but does it justify its eye-watering price?

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