Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse shines in Geneva (Photos)

Bugatti defines the words luxury and speed perfectly. The Veyron Super Sport by Bugatti is the fastest production coupe in the world clocking 267.81 mph. The French supercar manufacturer now reveals its new chapter in speed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Say Hello to Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

This convertible is a stunner all the way. Like the Veyron Super Sport, this roofless wonder will have an 8.0 liter W16 quad-turbocharged engine that delivers 1200hp. President, Wolfgang Durheimer, Bugatti Automobiles, announced that their engineers have worked exceedingly hard to redefine speed and aesthetics in this roadster.

Buggati officials have revealed that the Grand Sport Vitesse is the most powerful roadster of its time and by the time it hits the roads it will definitely be the fastest. The chassis of the speed demon has been designed to support high power discharge. The increased power on the Grand Sport is because of enlarged intercoolers and enlarged turbochargers.

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Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse celebrates world premiere in Geneva

With an increase in power up to 1,200 HP, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has entered a new dimension of open-top driving. Optically aligned to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which holds the current world speed record of 431 km/h, the Vitesse also impresses with its dynamic driving characteristics.

Bugatti’s engineers have developed the current Grand Sport, with its 1,001 HP and 1,250 Nm, into an even more powerful vehicle. The Vitesse’s maximum torque is now an impressive 1,500 Nm. The increased power of the new roadster’s 16-cylinder engine is made possible by the four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers. The chassis has also been modified to support the power increase.

The Vitesse therefore also ensures the supreme range of excellent features one would expect of a Bugatti super sports car, from precise driving dynamics to extraordinary acceleration and braking.

“The rapid success of the Super Sport convinced us to increase the performance of the Bugatti roadster. Once again our engineers worked hard to demonstrate that Bugatti is able to constantly redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible,” reveals Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer. “We gave our all to transfer the achievements of the Super Sport over to the Grand Sport, thereby turning open-top driving itself into an extraordinary experience at high speed.”

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