Bugatti has recently pulled the wraps off the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse during the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, with a color scheme inspired by the 1928 model.
According to the car manufacturer, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse SE is coming with a bespoke Bianco and a New Light Blue color scheme, which reminds us of the Type 37A which was produced back in 1928, an iconic vehicle which managed to win a considerable number of races. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is getting the Bianco hue on its roof area, air scoops and upper body, while the New Light Blue is covering the rear apron, front spoiler, radiator grille frame and side skirts, along with the rear spoiler and the inner surfaces of the wheels.
“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.”
Just like Wolfgang Durheimer was saying, power to the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is provided by the massive 7.9 liter W16 engine, which is developing a total output of 1,184 horsepower (1,200 PS) and it has a peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft). The supercar can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 410 km/h (255 mph). The model has been priced at 2,15 million USD (1,74 million euros).