2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Special Edition review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 1 October 2012 , 09:10:32 byAlina

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Special Edition

This year at the Paris Motor Show, Bugatti, like almost any other carmaker, revealed their new achievement, the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse special edition. We actually had the opportunity to see it for the first time at the Pebble Beach Concurs dElegance. The carmaker inspired itself from the 1928 Type 37A which is now in the possession of Jay Leno.

Under the hood, the new vehicle features a 7.9-liter W16 engine capable of developing 1.200 horsepower and 1.500 Nm of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.6 seconds and to reach a top speed of 410 km/h, which makes it the fastest production roadster ever. Of course, the maximum speed is reached on closed tracks with special safety precautions. The new Vitesse has an electronically limited speed of 375 km/h in normal handling mode. All the output is being transferred to the wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The control of the vehicle has been improved thanks to the quick-responding dampers that have been adapted from motor racing.

The combination between the tires and the all-wheel drive system provide really great handling of the car. To handle the high power, the engineers have offered brake cooling system. The brakes are unparalleled when it comes to performance and stability, but now have more and larger air intakes. The carmaker offered a new roof spoiler to the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse which reduces wind noise and also buffeting on the inside. The aerodynamics has also been improved. In terms of safety, the engineers have offered a full carbon fiber monocoque, which allows an extremely high torsional rigidity combined with maximum passive safety. A lot of the elements offered for the interior are made of carbon fiber, like the center console extension and the belt outlet covers on the seats. The model was sold for $2.5 million.