The newly-announced Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse combines the best from the Veyron stable – the stupendous power of the Super Sport, with the topless freedom of the Grand Sport.
Powered by the same engine as the Veyron Super Sport, means the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse houses an 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 engine that produces 883 kW (1 200 hp) and 1 500 Nm of torque.
The Grand Sport chassis has been further strengthened to cope with the additional power provided by larger turbochargers and retains its targa-style roof. Owners will need to store the removable polycarbonate roof at home, as there is no storage area in the car, but Bugatti does provide a lighter, secondary folding roof stored in the luggage compartment.
No performance data has been released yet, but, given the aerodynamic challenges, we expect top speed figures will be somewhere in between the two models which the Vitesse owes its DNA to. The Grand Sport has a top speed of 407 km/h, while the Super Sport has a maximum speed of 431 km/h. With the roof off the Grand Sport is limited to 360 km/h, so although its chassis has been further reinforced, don’t expect the Vitesse to be allowed too much faster.