Bugatti releases promo video for world's fastest roadster
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is the world's fastest, most powerful roadster
As much as we love reading a spec sheet spouting figures such as 1,200-hp, nought to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.6 seconds, and a top speed of 255 mph (410 km/h), what we really want to see is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse in action. Bugatti has granted that wish with the release of a new promo video.
Bugatti introduced the world's fastest, most powerful production roadster at the Geneva Motor Show last month. Ordinarily we'd qualify claims like "world's fastest" with a pair of quotations, an official world record reference, or an "according to Bugatti," but given that the Grand Sport Vitesse is the open-topped brother of the world-record-holding Veyron Super Sport, and given that it's faster than all but a select few hard-tops, we can use those adjectives with confidence.
The Vitesse is essentially the Super Sport version of the Veyron Grand Sport. It uses the same enlarged quad turbochargers and intercoolers as the world's fastest car, pushing output to 1,200-hp and 1,106 lb-ft (1,500 Nm) of torque. Bugatti added some structural enhancements to handle the extra power but still keeps the car light enough to promise 2.6 seconds to 62 mph (100 km/h), 7.1 seconds to 124 mph (200 km/h) and 255 mph (410 km/h) at the top.
The new promo video is two minutes of pure Bugatti bliss. A close-up of the car's exterior and interior is followed by the requisite drive down an ethereal-scenic, winding mountain road that we assume is somewhere in the Alps. Unless you absolutely despise Bugattis (and some certainly do), it's hard not to have a good time watching this video.
For the full scoop on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse (along with a little background about recent world speed record history) be sure to scope our original article about its debut. But if you know all you need to, get up close to the action by hitting play.
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I would not weep if I owned one of these. I would probably even drive it! :-)
I despise bugatti! Cos i want one! Just one, for trips to the shop at crawling speed with my window and roof down. Low and slow cos you must know that it be i that cruising by. Yup in my blue velvet gown my and my slippers while every body else walking by on their way to work. I dont want a job just wanna cruise disgustingly incredibly indescribably rich in MY veyron. GOD thats not too much to ask.
Most powerful "Roadster" ?.. isn't that like saying "most powerful purple car with a stripe down the left side with brown seats" or "most powerful car that weighs exactly 4214 lbs"
I mean c'mon it's not the fastest car in the world, nor is it even the fastest Bugatti..
Liked the video though....
Beauteous! Too bad you have to stop for gas every 40 miles or so...
Great Volkswagen engineering!
Doc, are you for real? It's a 255 mph car. For reference, the SSC Ultimate Aero, which was the world's fastest car (a hard top) before the Veyron SS, set the record at just over 256 mph. I don't think it's been actually tested, but if Bugatti's top speed is right, this thing is faster than all but a handful of coupes (only two of which have actually proven it). So the "roadster" designation is not really all that big a thing.
Where is the electric solar charged battery version? When will these companies stop pushing fancy gas guzzling pollution hogs? They are in the stone age with design. Our children have to breathe the air after the vehicle is done showing off. How sad.
Why is it being driven so sedately?
It's supposed to be the fastest production car in the world.....
They should at least burn some rubber in the video.
No W16 sound track on the video :-(.
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