Bugatti celebrates 10 years of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

When something works you have to follow that line until it starts to fail in some aspects. That is why in many factories they have decided not to touch some of their models and that …

When something works you have to follow that line until it starts to fail in some aspects. That is why in many factories they have decided not to touch some of their models and that has allowed them to move forward thanks to their great performance. This is the case of Bugatti, which has an unbeatable history and has not left indifferent. 2022 is a year in which the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse celebrates ten years of existence, a model that has not gone unnoticed for its great features.

With a 1200 hp roadster engine, it has helped to find a very powerful model that can reach a maximum speed of 408.84 km/h, establishing itself as the fastest and most powerful production roadster in the world, a record for convertible vehicles that still stands. It is a convertible model that offers great features.

The biggest challenge when it came to the new roadster was achieving sufficient driving stability and redefining the rollover protection and removable roof of the Predecessor Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. To achieve this, a removable roof module made of lightweight polycarbonate was created, which made convertible driving possible in just a few manual steps.

The 8.0-litre W16 engine generates 1200 hp and allows the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse to reach a top speed of 410 km/h. In the record driving, conducted by Chinese entrepreneur and racing driver Anthony Liu in 2013, a speed of 408.84 km/h was recorded, with the roof open.

Unlike the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, but like all other Veyron models, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has two air intakes on either side of the engine cover. In the roadster, these serve two purposes: firstly, they suck air for the 16-cylinder engine and, secondly, they are an elegantly integrated part of rollover protection. When the roof is lowered, Bugatti electronically reduces the speed to 360 km/h. With its 1200 hp when the roof is closed, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse accelerates up to 410 km/h, while its speed is limited to 375 km/h when the roof is lowered.

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