The Grand Sport Vitesse was developed as a roadster version of the Veyron Super Sport and, after recording 254.04mph (408.84 km/h), the Grand Sport Vitesse is officially the fastest open-top production car in the world. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012, the Vitesse reworked the Grand Sports’ eight-litre W16 engine to get 1,184bhp, hitting 100km/h in 2.6 seconds. Bugatti reworked the front and rear of the car to optimise the aerodynamics and, unlike the Grand Sport, the exterior is completely made of carbon fibre. A new roof spoiler was developed to reduce wind noise and two air scoops were elegantly integrated to provide more air intake for the engine. Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, President of Bugatti, later revealed that the engineers had established that the top possible speed for open-top driving to be 375 km/h. They could not let go of the idea of breaching the 400 km/h barrier with the Vitesse and now, after achieving their mission, this is one record that might not be beaten.
The fine scale model of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Bugatti regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of original CAD and supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, the prototype model has undergone detailed scrutiny by the manufacturer’s engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is limited to an edition of 199.
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