Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, it was founded in 1909 in Molsheim, Alsace by Italian-born Ettore Bugatti. Bugattis are well known for the beauty of their designs. Well who doesnt know about Buggati, well the article below will leave you Awestruck! or should I say Numbstruck! read below.
The new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has a staggering torque of 1,500 Nm (at 3,000-5,000 rpm) from the 7.9-litre capacity of its W16 engine. The maximum output (1200 hp) is reached at 6400 rpm, this makes the car reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from stand still in unbelievable 2.6 seconds. The top speed of 410 km/h (255 mph) makes the four-wheel drive Grand Sport Vitesse the fastest production roadster ever. In “normal” handling mode, the Grand Sport Vitesse is electronically limited to 375 km/h (233 mph).
It should be note that the 199 hp increase in the Grand Sport has been achieved by using four larger turbochargers with new intercoolers. The gearing of the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) in particular has been able to stick to the new requirements. With that, on the Super Sport, Bugatti has also modified the air ducting in the area of the drivetrain. As a result of the larger turbochargers and the overall reduced back pressure, it is 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.
Bugatti has developed a new roof spoiler for the Grand Sport Vitesse that significantly reduces wind noise and buffeting in the interior. In addition to that, there will be a new windbreak for the roadster that can be stored away compactly in the luggage compartment when not in use. Both details will also be available for the Grand Sport. Together, they allow extremely relaxed, open-top driving even at speeds of around 200 km/h (124 mph).
The front end is characterized by larger air intakes; the two central air intakes to the left and right of the Bugatti grille are divided horizontally by a bar. The bottom air vent stretches sideways into the wheel housing which gives this machine an robust look. The improved xenon headlights from the Super Sport, which are framed in black, are also brand new. The rear end, which is also borrowed from the Super Sport, is characterised by a double diffusor and a centrally positioned twin tailpipe. A new Park Distance Control system (PDC) watches over the front and the rear.
As on the Super Sport, a full-carbon-fibre monocoque body, which allows an extremely high torsional rigidity combined with maximum passive safety, is also used on the Grand Sport Vitesse. The outer body is also made completely from carbon fibre.
Taking a look at the clour of the this roadster, we see that the blue version of the new roadster is finished in visible carbon fibre. The upper area of the body is finished in “Blue Carbon” while the roof area and air scoops are “Lake Blue”. The lower body panels (side skirting, front spoiler, radiator grill frame and rear end with diffusor), the inner surfaces of the wheel rims are in “Light Blue Sport”.
Carbon fibre is the prominent material in the interior of the Grand Sport Vitesse. Numerous interior parts are now made from carbon fibre in the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Of which it includes the centre console extension, a cover with EB logo in the rear-bulkhead leather trim (between the seat backrests) and the belt outlet covers on the seats. The decor carried out on the centre console, the door inserts and the adjoining trim on the instrument panel are also made from carbon fibre. The two-tone leather seat covers are featured by contrasting stitching between the seat base and the side sections. Also new faetures seen are: knee pads in the centre tunnel area, an additional 12 V socket (in the glove compartment), the restraint systems, the illuminated start and parking lock button (same as Super Sport), an instrument cluster with shift-up information, all these make up the roadster Exclusive!
“We were instantly electrified by the idea of transferring the power of the Super Sport to the Grand Sport, which previously delivered a maximum of 1,001 hp, and thus taking the roadster to a new level,” says Wolfgang Durheimer. The President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. continues: “Our team has 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. We are proud to present the fastest roadster ever at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show with the world premiere of the 1200 hp Grand Sport Vitesse.”
Pricing Details-This Vitesse version costs 1.91 million euros which as per the Current Exchange rates fall at about $2.64 million.
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