From the outside as well as on the inside, the Grand Sport Vitesse*) has some new refinements, which are impressive in both form and function.
At the front and rear, numerous aerodynamic measures that appeared on the Super Sport have been adapted for the Grand Sport Vitesse. The front end is therefore characterized by larger air intakes; the two central air intakes to the left and right of the radiator grille are horizontally divided by a bar. The bottom air vent stretches sideways into the wheel housing and lends this exceptional sports car an extremely high-performance appearance. The rear end, like on the Super Sport, is characterized by a double diffuser and a centrally positioned twin tailpipe. A new Park Distance Control system (PDC) integrated in the front and the rear makes parking easy.
The two air scoops to the left and right of the engine cover that are a characteristic of the Grand Sport and thus also of the Grand Sport Vitesse fulfil two tasks of the roadster: on the one hand, they pull in air for the engine, while on the other they are an elegantly integrated part of the roll-over protection system. The Grand Sport Vitesse also makes use of a full carbon fibre monocoque, which achieves an extremely high torsional rigidity of 22,000 Nm per degree, allowing maximum passive safety. Unlike the Grand Sport, the outer skin of the Vitesse is also completely made of carbon fibre; optionally, the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is also available in clear-coated visible carbon.
Among the external assets of the Grand Sport Vitesse, a new roof spoiler is rather conspicuous. This new development significantly reduces wind noise and turbulence inside the car. Furthermore, the roadster has a new windbreak that can be stored compactly in the luggage compartment when not in use. Both features allow extremely relaxed, open-top driving even at speeds of around 200 km/h (124 mph).
Also in the interior, in addition to high-grade metals such as aluminium and magnesium, carbon fibre is the dominant material of the numerous interior components. This includes the extension of the centre console, the belt outlet covers on the seats as well as decorative elements and applications. In addition, the "bicolour black" trim parts and a specially crafted seat design for the Grand Sport Vitesse are new features. The two-tone coloured leather seats are enhanced by contrast stitching between the seats and the side panels.
Further functional features such as knee pads in the centre tunnel area, an additional 12V socket and the illuminated start and parking lock button nicely complement the comfort package of the Grand Sport Vitesse.
*) Gearbox: 7 Gear DSG, fuel consumption in town: 37.2l/100km, fuel consumption out of town: 14.9l/100km, fuel consumption combined: 23.1l/100km, CO2 emission combined: 539g/km, Efficiency Class: G
Annual tax for this vehicle 1018
Energy costs at a mileage of 20,000 km:
Fuel costs (Super Plus) at a fuel price of 1.624 EUR/billing unit €7502.88
Created on: 11/30/2011
The values were calculated using the prescribed measurement method (§ 2, numbers 5, 6, 6 per car energy labeling ordinance in its current version). CO2 emissions, which result from the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC. The figures do not refer to a specific vehicle and are not part of the offer, but only serve the purpose of comparing different vehicle types. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but also on driving style and other non-technical factors. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Notice pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC of each current valid version: For more information on official fuel consumption and the specific official CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be acquired from the "Guide for Fuel Economy, CO2 Emissions and Power Consumption of New Passenger Cars" available at all sales outlets and at DAT German Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, D-73760 Ostfildern – available free of charge or at www.dat.de. Efficiency classes of vehicles are evaluated in terms of CO2 emissions by means of the vehicle's empty weight. Vehicles that correspond to the average are classified as D. Vehicles that are better are graded with A+, A, B or C. Vehicles that are worse than the average are given an E, F or G.