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Geneva 2012: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
Geneva 2012 sees the unveil of another special edition Veyron; a Grand Sport with the same 1183bhp engine as the 268mph Super Sport.
The Geneva motor show has seen the wraps come off Bugatti's latest special edition Veyron, the Grand Sport Vitesse. It becomes the most powerful production roadster ever.
Bugatti claims that it was the 'rapid success' of the Super Sport that convinced it to create a Grand Sport with the added performance. With 1183bhp and 1106 lb ft, it's pegged at the same level as the world record-holding Super Sport. The gains over a regular, 1001bhp Grand Sport are gained by fitting four upgraded turbochargers and bigger intercoolers.
The chassis has also been upgraded to handle the extra power. Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer commented: 'We gave our all to transfer the achievements of the Super Sport over to the Grand Sport, thereby turning open-top driving itself into an extraordinary experience at high speed'.
While the Grand Sport Vitesse misses out on the Super Sport coupe's world-leading 268mph top speed, it 'makes do' with a 255mph vmax. It's more than enough to cement its place as the fastest (as well as the most powerful) roadster ever.