The new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse*) gives you the best of two worlds: By uniting the elegance of the Grand Sport and the performance of the Super Sport, it confirms that beauty and intelligence can form a successful symbiosis.
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).
In order to put the unrivalled power of the Grand Sport Vitesse on the road in a safe and masterful manner, the engineers have reconfigured the chassis of the high-performance car: thanks to the quick-responding dampers that have been adapted from motor racing, the control of the vehicle has been further improved and perfectly balanced. Body roll and pitching during hard acceleration and braking are now virtually imperceptible. Optimised wheel-load fluctuations have further reduced understeer and allow a maximum level of active safety.
In addition to the incomparable lateral acceleration potential of up to 1.4 g, the precise interaction of the tyres on all-new, lighter 20-inch alloy wheels, together with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system, ensures extremely good handling. The chassis, all-wheel-drive system and the revised ESP form a dynamic alliance: since the reconfigured ESP kicks in slightly later, for example when accelerating out of corners, it also provides a more dynamic performance of the Grand Sport Vitesse.
The new Grand Sport Vitesse is an uncompromising individualist: even with better performance, it still offers increased safety and comfort.
*) Gearbox: 7 Gear DSG, fuel consumption combined: 23.1l/100km, fuel consumption in town: 37.2l/100km, fuel consumption out of town: 14.9l/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.