Bugatti announced their presence at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race this weekend! Bugatti is bringing two examples of the 1200hp Grand Sport Vitesse to the endurance race just one week after the thrilling 24 Hours of Le Mans. One of them is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car which set the fastest top speed ever recorded for a convertible at 408,84 km/h. Exactly this car will also lead the pack of race cars during the formation lap at this weekend’s 24 Hours Nurburgring with Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer behind the wheel. The other Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse will be on display in the paddock throughout the weekend for fans to see.
The Nurburgring 24 Hours race sees over 180 teams and 650 drivers at the start of this iconic race. The track features a 24.4 km long combination of the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit and throughout the weekend over 200,000 spectators are expected! GTspirit is honored to be there to cover both the pre-race festivities, with the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse WRC parade lap as one of the highlights, as the 24 hour race itself!
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is based on the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport and it uses an 8.0-litre W16 engine, which delivers 1,200 hp and a torque of 1,500 Nm at 3000 to 5000 rpm. The increased power of the extreme roadster’s 16-cylinder engine is made possible by the four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers. The chassis of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse has also been modified to support the power increase. Last year the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse set the record for fastest open-top production sports car in the world. The Vitesse WRC Edition was driven by the Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu and the car hit a top speed of 408.84 km/h at the Volkswagen proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien.