Friday, 20 July 2012

2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - To all you car lovers out there, this one is for you.

2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 

So it’s no surprise that Bugatti has taken to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show to introduce yet another special iteration of the Veyron Grand Sport, this time called the Grand Sport Vitesse. In case you’re wondering, "Vitesse" translates to "speed" in our language.

There’s really just one description for the Grand Sport Vitesse: it’s the fastest serially produced convertible in history. It’s hard to believe Bugatti can keep raising the ante to ridiculous heights with the Veyron, but they always seem to get the job done.

 According to Bugatti, there’s a reason why the model is considered the most powerful serial produced convertible in the world: underneath that convertible body lies an additional four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers to aid the Grand Sport’s monstrous 7.9-liter 16-cylinder engine in producing an output of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb/ft of torque, a substantial spike from the model’s otherwise erstwhile 1,001 horsepower and 922 lb/ft of torque figures.

All told, the Grand Sport Vitesse is capable of hitting 0-62 mph in just 2.6 seconds while achieving a top speed of 255 mph on closed tracks, fully stamping its designation as the fastest production roadster ever. As far as "road" speeds are concerned, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "only" does 223 mph. But it's still an amazing car.

As for the price tag: Those numbers are Veyron-like, too, which is to say that they’ll sell of around €2 million, which is about $2.64 million based on current exchange rates.

I wouldn't mind having one of these cars, would you?

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