Bugatti makes more than just cars, they make masterpieces for the road and have released their latest creation at the 2012 Geneva Motor show—the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which is the roadster version of the world’s fastest car. The roadster version of the Veyron Super Sport is capable of 255 mph and pushes out 1,200 horses thanks to its 7.9-liter W16 engine. It sprints from 0-62 mph in just 2.6 seconds. The Vitesse is actually faster than the 253-mph base Veyron, but slower than the Super Sport that tops out at 267 mph (with the same engine and roof). But it’s still faster then Bugatti’s 1,001-hp Veyron Grand Sport roadster that achieves 229 mph.
To build the 1,200-hp Vitesse, Bugatti modified its standard Veyron Grand Sport by strengthening the chassis, revised suspension and an enhanced brake system cooling setup. It also sports a new front fascia with enlarged intake openings for the engine intercoolers and a larger front splitter helps to add downforce at high speeds. Its rear has a similar dual diffuser as the Veyron Grand Sport. One of the Grand Sport Vitesse’s new features is its roof spoiler that significantly reduces wind noise and buffeting in the interior, as well as a new windbreak that can be stored away in the luggage compartment when not in use. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse comes in two different finishes and are priced from $2.28-$2.5 million. There’s one in a two-tone blue finish and another in a “Jet Grey” finish.
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