Bugatti’s Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse – Most Powerful Roadster Ever
The new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse boasts a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm (at 3,000–5,000 rpm) from the 7.9-litre capacity of its W16 engine. The maximum output (1,200 hp) is reached at 6,400 rpm. These figures allow the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from standing in 2.6 seconds. The top speed of 410 km/h (255 mph) makes the four-wheel drive Vitesse (like all Veyrons) the fastest production roadster ever.
The 199 hp increase over the Grand Sport has been mainly achieved by using four larger turbochargers with new intercoolers. Bugatti has extensively reinforced all drivetrain components in order to safely transfer the immense forces at all times. The gearing of the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) in particular has been adapted to the new requirements. In this context, as on the Super Sport, Bugatti has also modified the air ducting in the area of the drivetrain. As a consequence of the larger turbochargers and the overall reduced back pressure, it was even possible to reduce the fuel consumption slightly despite the increased output. The fuel system, with a four-pump tank, has been taken from the Super Sport.
Each one of the 300 Veyrons and 40 Grand Sport built so far are unique, and expect to pay around £1.3m (€1.69m / $2.1m).