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Last month we reported rumors of an open-top Bugatti Super Sport headed for Geneva, and as it turns out, the rumors prove to be true.
Introducing the Grand Sport Vitesse, the latest and arguably greatest Bugatti Veyron roadster. The Grand Sport Vitesse will receive the same 8-liter W16 engine as the Veyron Super Sport. Its top-of-the-line power plant produces 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to greater force-induction from enlarged quad-turbos. To allow the Vitesse to manage the extra punch, Bugatti has further stiffened its chassis.
Regarding the new Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer said, “The rapid success of the Super Sport convinced us to increase the performance of there Bugatti roadster. Once again our engineers worked hard to demonstrate the Bugatti is able to constantly redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible.”
While the world’s fastest targa-top may not have the required aero to match the 268 mph top speed of the $2.4 million Veyron Super Sport, the infinite headroom provided in the Vitesse will definitely cost a significant premium. Look for more details as we get closer to the new Bugatti’s official debut at the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show.