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Now that you’ve read up on all the details and ogled our gallery of live photos, here’s an official promotional video to get you even more excited about Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse--the world’s fastest production convertible.
How fast is it?
According to Bugatti its latest supercar will sprint from 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, pass 124 mph in 7.1 seconds, and continue all the way to a top speed of 255 mph--that's just 13 mph shy of the world record breaking Veyron Super Sport’s Vmax.
That should come as no surprise, however, as the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse gets the same engine tuning as the Veyron Super Sport, which means it comes packing an 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W-16 engine good for 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. The standard Grand Sport chassis has been reinforced to cope with the additional power, which comes courtesy of larger turbos.
Like the Grand Sport, the Vitesse uses a targa roof panel that doesn’t stow on-board, limiting topless motoring to day trips in good weather. Given the cost to operate the Bugatti Veyron, we don’t see that as limiting the car’s appeal in the least. And speaking of cost, pricing on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse starts at a cool $2.3 million.