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 (882kW) at 6,400 rpm. The peak torque of 1,500 Nm is reached in between the 3,000 and 5,000 rpm.
The increased power of the new roadster’s 16-cylinder engine is made possible by the four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers. The chassis has also been modified to support the power increase, which enables the driver and passenger to enjoy a maximum lateral acceleration of 1.4 g.
Despite a kerb weight of 1990 kg, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is able to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds. It takes only 7.1 seconds to reach the 200 km/h and the 300 km/h barrier is hit in exactly 16 seconds. The Veyron Vitesse runs a quarter mile in 10 seconds and covering a complete mile from standstill takes 25 seconds.
Also impressive is the braking power of the Veyron. Thanks to its carbon-ceramic brake discs with a diameter of 400 mm at the front and 380 mm at the rear interior, ventilation, eight-piston monoblock caliper units in the front, and six-piston caliper units in the rear, it takes less than 5 seconds to get from 0 to 100km/h and back to a complete standstill. The whole braking process takes no more than 31.4 meters or 2.3 seconds, less than the car needs to get from 0 to 100km/h. While braking, the Veyron boasts deceleration values of up to 1.3 g, with an additional 0.6 g support by the rear spoiler.