Bugatti knows what they are talking about and we know the Vitesse will not only walk the talk, it will zoom past you and disappear before you can even take a picture of it. The 1,200 horsepower Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse was officially unwrapped at the auto show in Geneva recently and the supercar maker just released the full details about the car.
The Vitesse has a monstrous W16 engine with a capacity of 7.9L. This gives out a whopping 1,200 horsepower at 6,400 rpm while the torque goes for 1,500 Nm. This supercar gets from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds. The Vitesse has a top speed of 410 km/h and this makes the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse the fastest roadster of all time. Special precautions were taken when the top speed was tested on a close track. During normal handling, the Vitesse is limited electronically to 375 kilometers an hour.
The increase of 199 hp compared to the Grand Sport was achieved using a 4 bigger turbochargers and new intercoolers. The drivetrain of this Bugatti was reinforced to make sure that it can handle the intense forces when speeding up. The 7-speed gearbox with dual clutch was also modified to adapt to the new setup. The Vitesse also has modified air ducting. Bugatti even managed to improved the fuel consumption of the vehicle due to the decreased pressure on the back of the car even with increased engine output.
The chassis of the Grand Sport Vitesse was reconfigured to make sure it can take the power of the car masterfully and safely. The control of the supercar has been balanced and improved with the faster response from the dampers which were adapted from racing specs.
The Vitesse also sports a new spoiler on its roof which dramatically decreases the wind noise and the buffering inside. There is also a windbreak which can be tucked in the compartment when not needed. It also adapted a lot of the aerodynamic features of the Super Sport.
The interior of the vehicle now makes use of carbon fiber materials like the extension of the center console, cover of the belt outlet, and the door inserts, décor elements and a lot more.
The price tag is of course jaw dropping too at 1.79 million euros.