2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
Numerous components of the drive system have been optimized in the Grand Vitesse Sport. In particular, the use of four larger turbochargers and air coolers along with an overall reduced exhaust gas back pressure ensure a significant increase in power – with even lower fuel consumption. The fuel system, with its 4-pump tank was adopted from the Super Sport. In addition, all components of the drive train have been strengthened extensively in order to ensure continuous and safe power transmission. Especially the gearing of the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG) has been adapted to the new conditions.
The further improved acceleration rate and the eight-litre displacement of the W16 engine, which develops a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm at 3,000 – 5,000 rpm, provides a maximum output of 1,200 hp at 6,400 rpm and an outright sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.6 seconds. With an increase of 199 hp over the Grand Sport and a top speed of 410 km/h (255 mph), the four-wheel drive Grand Sport Vitesse is the fastest production roadster ever built. While the maximum speed is taken advantage of exclusively on closed tracks with special safety precautions, the Grand Sport Vitesse has a special safeguard in “normal” handling mode, which electronically limits it to 375 km/h (233 mph).