Bugatti has recently revealed the Veyron Sport Vitesse, the world’s fastest roadster, which is coming with 1.200 horsepower, ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.
According to the car manufacturer, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is actually a mix between the Grand Sport and the Super Sport, and it’s coming with the body structure of the Grand Sport, while the visual appearance and performance are closer to the Super Sport, which is currently holding the record for 268 mph (431 km/h).
“The rapid success of the Super Sport convinced us to increase the performance of the Bugatti roadster. Once again our engineers worked hard to demonstrate that Bugatti is able to constantly redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible. We gave our all to transfer the achievements of the Super Sport over to the Grand Sport, thereby turning open-top driving itself into an extraordinary experience at high speed”, as Wolfgang Durheimer, the Bugatti president, said in a press statement.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is borrowing the engine from the Super Sport, which has been fitted with larger turbos and intercoolers to develop a total output of 1,200 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and a peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) between 3,000 and 5,000 rpm. The 0 to 62 mph acceleration is expected to stand at 2.5 seconds, but the automaker didn’t specify anything about the supercar’s performance.