Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse sells for $2.5m at Pebble Beach image

The special edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse managed to find a new owner during the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance over the past weekend.

After announcing that the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse has been officially presented to the public over-seas during the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the model is being placed into the spotlights one more time, with the car manufacturer saying that the hypercar has just found a new owner during the same automotive event, who paid a whopping 2.5 million USD.

“We are instantly electrified by the idea of transferring the power of the Super Sport to the Gran Sport, which previously delivered a maximum of 1,001 HP, and thus taking the roadster to a new level”, said the president of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., Wolfgang Durheimer. “Our team managed to transfer the world’s most powerful car engine to the open-top sports car while taking all vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic parameters into consideration.”

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is powered by a massive 7.9 liter W16 engine, which is producing a total output of 1,184 horsepower (1,200 PS), with a peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft). The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 410 km/h (255 mph).