World’s Fastest Open-Top Production Car: The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
World’s Fastest Open-Top Production Car: The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
May 3, 2013 by admin

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 01

Bugatti has come back from losing its “World’s Fastest Production Car” title with a new superlative to add to the Veyron’s trophy case: World’s Fastest Open-Top Production Car. That’s right, if you can’t beat ’em, take the roof off and join them.

The record of 408.84 kilometers per hour, or 254.04 miles per hour, was set by a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse driven by Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu at Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessian, Germany. The speed was measured and verified by the German Technical Inspection and Certification Association, or TÜV.

That last point is important to note, as the kerfuffle over the closed-roof Veyron’s record involved the Guinness World Records organization, which both sanctioned the car’s world record run back in 2010 and then stripped Bugatti of the title after it was learned the car used to set the record had its speed-limited removed. Also, whereas Guinness calculates a car’s speed based on the average of two runs in opposite directions, Bugatti doesn’t say what criteria TÜV used to verify and calculate the convertible’s speed.

So what we’re really saying is that Bugatti claims to have the world’s fastest open-top production car, but that claim remains unsubstantiated by what many consider to be the only authority on world records, Guinness World Records.

As for the particular Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse that hit 254.04 mph, the special black-and-orange model will be on display at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month, and Bugatti plans to sell eight World Record Editions just like it for the princely sum each of 1,990,000 euros, or about $2.61 million US dollars.

Via Autoblog

Pictures of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 02

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 03

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 04

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 05

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 06

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 07

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 08

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 09

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 10

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World’s Fastest Open-Top Production Car: The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
May 3, 2013 by admin

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 01

Bugatti has come back from losing its “World’s Fastest Production Car” title with a new superlative to add to the Veyron’s trophy case: World’s Fastest Open-Top Production Car. That’s right, if you can’t beat ’em, take the roof off and join them.

The record of 408.84 kilometers per hour, or 254.04 miles per hour, was set by a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse driven by Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu at Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessian, Germany. The speed was measured and verified by the German Technical Inspection and Certification Association, or TÜV.

That last point is important to note, as the kerfuffle over the closed-roof Veyron’s record involved the Guinness World Records organization, which both sanctioned the car’s world record run back in 2010 and then stripped Bugatti of the title after it was learned the car used to set the record had its speed-limited removed. Also, whereas Guinness calculates a car’s speed based on the average of two runs in opposite directions, Bugatti doesn’t say what criteria TÜV used to verify and calculate the convertible’s speed.

So what we’re really saying is that Bugatti claims to have the world’s fastest open-top production car, but that claim remains unsubstantiated by what many consider to be the only authority on world records, Guinness World Records.

As for the particular Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse that hit 254.04 mph, the special black-and-orange model will be on display at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month, and Bugatti plans to sell eight World Record Editions just like it for the princely sum each of 1,990,000 euros, or about $2.61 million US dollars.

Via Autoblog

Pictures of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 02

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 03

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 04

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 05

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 06

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 07

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 08

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 09

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 10

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