We now know which the fastest convertible in the world is; we are actually talking about the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. The model was capable of achieving a top speed of 408.84 km/h. During the testing session, the Vitesse was driven by the Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu. The World Record Car will be unveiled to the world for the first time at the Shanghai Motor Show Starting this month.
The previous record was held by the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in 2010. The coupe managed to achieve a top speed of 431.072 km/h. The driver tried to explain his feelings when reaching the speed he has. It was a very emotional experience and when he managed to achieve 400 km/h the thrills began to appear. Surpassing it was unbelievable and made the driver feel very proud. The rest of the team was in the same place, probably. According to Liu, the car is very comfortable and stable even at such high speeds. Because it is an open top model, he could enjoy the sound of the engine which was not compromised by the wind even at that incredible speed.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse can be found on the market since the spring of last year. Under the hood it hides a 8.0-liter W16 engine capable of generating 1.200 PS and 1.500 Nm of torque. As we have mentioned above, the model is very easy to handle and this is probably because of the racing chassis which together with extremely fast-acting shock absorbers and reinforced anti-roll bars guarantees exact control of both the four-wheel drive system and the whole vehicle, in fact.
Other factors that may have affected the performance include a standard carbon monocoque with high torsional rigidity and an outer shell made entirely of carbon fiber. The model has a specially developed roof spoiler along with an intricately designed windbreak which guarantees calm open-top driving. We will have the opportunity to see it for the first time in Shanghai.
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