Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse: The World's Fastest Convertible

In an apparent ongoing effort to give each individual car its own model designation, Bugatti will release still another version of the Veyron — the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse — at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month.

The latest neo-Bug is essentially an open-topped version of the ungodly fast Veyron Super Sport. There's little reason to dispute the company's claim that this is the fastest convertible in the world, but discretion suggests that trying to match the hardtop Super Sport's 268 MPH maximum in a car with a removable roof may not be wise.


Power comes from the now-familiar W-16 fitted with four larger turbochargers and intercoolers; stated output is 1200 horsepower and 1500Nm (about 1106 lb/ft) of torque, up 20% and 25% respectively from the "standard" convertible Veyron. The chassis has been suitably upgraded to match the increased output, although it's hard to figure out just what can be done to improve suspension settings that already masterfully handle the power of two Corvette Z06s.

Asking price for the convertible hypercar has not been released, but as usual, if you have to ask you've got better things to do.

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