Bugatti officially unveiled the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Vitesse is French for ‘speed’ and this certainly applies to the powerful roadster from Molsheim. Now the French carmaker has presented a video showing the faster and more powerful version of the Grand Sport in the mountains.
Inspired by the record breaking Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is powered by a 8.0 liter W16 engine which puts out an impressive 1,200 horsepower at 6,400rpm. The peak torque of 1,500Nm is reached in between the 3,000 and 5,000rpm. The increased power of the new roadster’s 16-cylinder engine is made possible by the four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers.
The Grand Sport Vitesse is able to accelerate from standstill to 100km/h in 2.6 seconds. The top speed is 410km/h, giving the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse the title as the most powerful serial produced convertible in the world.