Bugatti to produce eight "World Record Car" special editions


April 24, 2013

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car edition debuts in Shanghai

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car edition debuts in Shanghai

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Bugatti has introduced the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car limited edition. That's an awful mouthful for the name of a car – 254 mph (408.84 km/h) tells the story much more concisely, as does "world's fastest convertible." Just eight lucky multimillionaires will get to drive home in one of their very own.

Now that all the world record melee is over (for the time being), Bugatti can get back to what Bugatti does best – launching marginally altered versions of the Veyron at major auto shows around the world. Bugatti carefully planned a China-focused debut for the world's fastest convertible, inviting Chinese entrepreneur and car enthusiast Anthony Liu to drive the car into the TÜV-certified record books just prior to premiering the car at China's largest auto show.

"China is one of the most important markets in Bugatti’s strategy for the future and we are aiming for a growth here that will be stable and sustainable," explained Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Bugatti's president.

The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car receives no power increase or suspension tuning, relying on the Vitesse's plenty-potent 1,183-hp quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16, racing chassis and carbon monocoque. After having its Veyron Super Sport world record thrown into question, Bugatti was mindful to note that the Vitesse used in the world record run had no modified technology.

The separation between the Vitesse and World Record Car edition is entirely superficial, therefore, consisting of an Arancia orange on visible black carbon motif. The orange can be seen on key parts of the exterior, including the front wings, rims, grille surround and rear wing underside.

Not surprisingly, the Arancia-splashed black theme continues into the cockpit, where orange stitching permeates a largely black design with orange leather on the seats. The visible carbon also finds its way inside, dressing the top of the steering wheel, door inserts, center console extension, iPad console edging, belt outlet trims on the seats and EB logo in the leather back panel.

Bugatti will sell each WRC model for €1.99 million (approx. US$2.6 million) plus tax. According to Autoweek, all eight are spoken for.

Source: Bugatti, Autoweek

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f8lee just buy one, you can afford it, the tires are only $42,000 and the wheels that have to be replaced every third tire change only add $70,000 to the cost of tires that don't last ten thousand miles

Bill Bennett

Again, until it can breach 300MPH I'm just not interested!


These cars are pretty much already sold before they even make them, before they decide if they even will make them.

And forget about buying one even if you have the money, even if you won the lottery and had 50m they only sell these cars to people who have the connections and status so as to promote the exclusivity of their brand.

Looks nice though, sad to think atleast half them will go into some uber rich guys garage where they will likely only get driven half a dozen times.

Nathaneal Blemings
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