The Bugatti Veyron hypercar is known for setting records. In 2010, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved world speed record of 431 km/hr and now its time for Bugatti to celebrate the achievement of cracking the record of world’s fastest open top production sports car. The machine behind the achievement was the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse clocking a speed of 408.84 km/hr driven by a Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu. When introduced, the manufacturer announced that the convertible Bugatti Veyron Vitesse has a top speed of 375 km/hr but for setting the world record, Bugatti crossed the 400 km/hr mark without any hesitation.
The earth shattering record for the world’s fastest open-top production car was set at Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien and the astonishing speed was measured and verified by the German Technical Inspection and Certification Association (TUV). According to the Chinese race driver Anthony Liu, the Bugatti Veyron GS Vitesse is comfortable and stable even at speed more than 400 km/hr. He adds that with an open top, the driver can experience the sound of the engine and the Visette doesn’t bother about the wind despite the high speeds.
Powering the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is a monstrous 8.0-liter W16 engine producing maximum power of 1200 PS and 1500 Nm of torque between 3000 and 5000 RPM. This special edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse will be available in a World Record Car (WRC) Edition and only eight examples of the limited edition Bugatti will be made, finished in black and orange dual-colour paint. The WRC edition Bugatti will come with a hefty price tag of 1.99 million euros plus taxes (Rs. 14.15 crores). The World Record Car will be unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Shanghai Motor Show between April 21 to 29.