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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Sets Convertible Speed Record

After being stripped of the title of world’s fastest production car, Bugatti didn’t take long to reclaim the record. Only this time, it was set by the brand’s convertible: the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. 

The record setting speed is 254.04 mph, which was achieved by Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu at VW’s 12-mile bowl-shaped track at Ehra-Lessien in Germany. The world record setting car will be on display at Bugatti’s auto show stand in Shanghai, complete with the driver’s signature and top speed written on the door kickplate in silver marker.

SEE ALSO: Bugatti Veyron Stripped of World Record

Bugatti will produce eight examples of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Edition, which will sell for 1.99 million euros. The World Record edition will be finished in the black and orange two-tone paint scheme seen on the record setting car.

GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car

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