Last Friday, Bugatti Veyron unveiled the special version of its Grand Sport Vitesse during The Quail event. The drop-top is designed to pay tribute to the Type 37A, which was built in 1928. In fact, both cars were displayed side-by-side, showing where the designers got their inspiration. The original Type 37A has won multiple Grand Prix and is now owned by comedian Jay Leno.
In addition, the car is a combination of the record-breaking Veyron Super Sport with the more lifestyle-oriented Veyron Grand Sport. The Quail event, on the other hand, is A Motorsports Gathering in Monterery, CA that is one of the lead-up events for the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Take a Peek Inside the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse
The upper part of Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, such as the roof area and air scoops, is painted with white, or what the automaker calls Bianco. On the other hand, the car’s lower body, which includes side skirting, front spoiler, radiator grille frame, and rare apron with diffuser, gets a New Light Blue hue that distinguishes it from all previous light blues. Lastly, its interior is swathed in Cognac leather, an expensive shade of brown.
The same with all Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the vehicle’s cabin is dominantly made of carbon fiber and stainless metals such as aluminum and magnesium. Various interior parts, including the center console extension, are made from the lightweight stuff. The seats and its side portion are also covered with an EB logo.
All colors and surfaces of the special Grand Sport edition are from the car manufacturer’s customization program, which were allowed by the law. Furthermore, the vehicle is considered as the drop-top version of the company’s fastest road-going production car.
Meanwhile, under the hood, no changes have been made to the car’s powertrain. This means that the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse uses a 7.9-liter, W-16 engine, and four turbochargers. These features give the car 1,200 horsepower at 6,400 revolutions per minute and over 1,100 pound-foot of torque. The car also features 0-60 mph acceleration in just 2.6 seconds, and its top speed is rated at 255 miles per hour, although there were claims that it can go faster.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is considered the fastest and most powerful roadster that became available to the public. It carries a price tag of $2.14 million. Meanwhile, the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance occurs yearly every third Sunday of August.