When carhoots heard the news that there was a special edition Grand Sport Vitesse we got very excited in the office – any news from Bugatti is always great to hear.
A new special edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse premiered at last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Monterey. With a refreshing new colour scheme and style inspired by the legendary 1928 Bugatti 37A race-car owned by Jay Leno. The upper body of the car is painted “Bianco” white, the lower body, inner wheel surfaces and real wing are painted “New Light Blue”, whilst the interior boasts an elegant light brown “Cognac” leather finish – a unique makeover for this magnificent convertible.
The Grand Sport Vitesse is actually the fastest open-top version of the Bugatti Veyron, claimed to hit 63mph is just 2.6 seconds and reaching a speed of 255mph. To increase power, the Vitesse has four larger turbochargers for the 8.0 litre W-16 engine and can produce 1200 hp instead of the 1001 hp of the original Veyron Coupes. In addition to being a tribute to the 37A race car (see image below) Bugatti also hoped this iconic model would be a reminder to Veyron buyers that Bugatti can offer unique, customized versions of the car if requested.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse starts at $2.5 million before any style changes are added.
By Sarah L