Bugatti Veyron has been noted since its launch, in 2005, as the most powerful series car in the world, being animated by a 16-cylinder engine with 1001 hp and 1250 Nm. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse version subsequently launched, took the same 4-turbine engine and raised to 1200 hp and 1500 Nm. The maximum power output (1,200 hp) is reached at 6,400 rpm.
The top speed is 410 km/h (255 mph).
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse was the fastest roadster in the world.
Carbon fibre monocoque, seven-speed DSG gearbox, permanent all-wheel drive and spoiler specially developed for the roadster complete the technical picture.
Bugatti has greatly strengthened all drivetrain components in order to safely transfer the tremendous forces at all times. The gearing of the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) in special has been adjusted to the new conditions.
In order to put the unequalled power onto the road completely safely and masterfully, the designers have reconfigured the body of the Vitesse. Thanks to the quick-responding dampers that have been modified from motor racing, the direction of the vehicle have been further upgraded and flawlessly balanced.
The President of Bugatti Automobiles, Wolfgang Dürheimer, says:
"Our team has managed to transfer the world’s most powerful car engine to the open-top sports car while taking all vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic parameters into consideration."