Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Special Edition – the most powerful roadster ever, is going to be presented for the first time in the Middle East region. The unique “Bianco” and “New Light Blue” coloured vehicle is going to make an official appearance at the 2013 Qatar Motor Show.
The exterior colors of the model were inspired by the famous Type 37A built in 1928, which won multiple Grand Prix races in its time and is now owned by Jay Leno. Furthermore, this Bugatti shows remarkable figures as no other vehicle: it has a maximum torque of 1500 Nm (1107 lb-ft) (at 3,000–5,000 rpm) and a maximum output of 1200 hp (882 kW) which is reached at 6,400 rpm.
The reason for these astonishing numbers is the 7.9-liter capacity of the W16 engine. And within the instant of the 2.6 seconds, the Veyron has already covered the acceleration sprint from 0 to 100 km/h. The top speed here is of 410 km/h (255 mph) and makes the four-wheel drive Vitesse the fastest production roadster ever.
There has been 199 hp (146 kW) increase over the Grand Sport which were achieved by the utilization of four larger turbochargers with new intercoolers. In addition, the brand has reinforced all drivetrain components in order to safely transfer the immense forces at all times. The fuel system with a four-pump tank has been taken from the Super Sport.
Furthermore, the chassis of the Vitesse was reconfigured: the quick-responding dampers were adapted from motor racing, the control of the vehicle was further improved and balanced, reconfigured ESP was included, and the dynamic natural frequency was reduced.
In addition, what is new here is the new roof spoiler for the Vitesse that significantly reduces wind noise and buffeting in the interior. In addition to this there is a new windbreak for the roadster which can be stored away compactly in the luggage compartment when not in use.
To go further into details, numerous aerodynamic measures at the front and rear have been adapted for the Vitesse from the Super Sport. Consequently, the front end is therefore includes larger air intakes.
The two central air intakes to the left and right of the radiator grille, bottom air vent, newly designed front spoiler, improved xenon headlights from the Super Sport framed in black all contribute to the extremely masterful stance of the car. Also derived from the Super Sport is the rear end, and it includes a double diffusor and a centrally positioned twin tailpipe.
How about the interior? Pure carbon fibre along with stainless metals such as aluminium and magnesium can be seen dominating it. For instance, the centre console extension, a cover with EB logo in the rear-bulkhead leather trim (between the seat backrests) and the belt outlet covers on the seats are all made from carbon.
In addition, from the same materials are made the décor on the centre console, the door inserts and the adjoining trim on the instrument panel. What is more, an accent of contrasting stitching featured on the leather armrest between the seats gives a sense of exclusiveness.
More importantly, what is new here are the knee pads in the centre tunnel area, the additional 12 V socket (in the glove compartment), the restraint systems, the illuminated start and parking lock button, an instrument cluster with shift-up information and the power gauge.