로드스터 역사상 가장 강력한 모델인 2013 부가티 베이론 16.4 그란 스포츠 비테세 고화질 사진들
최고출력 1,200마력, 최대토크 1,500Nm를 자랑하는 7.9리터 W16 쿼트 터보 엔진 장착. 제로백 2.6초, 최고속 410km/h
Bugatti presents most powerful roadster ever only at Volkswagen Group Night
Molsheim/Paris, September 26, 2012 – Bugatti presents a special edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Grand Sport Vitesse in a unique Bianco and New Light Blue colour scheme at Volkswagen
Group Night only. The colour combination is based on the famous Type 37A, which was built
in 1928, won a multitude of Grand Prix races in its time and is now owned by Jay Leno.
Dynamics in figures. The new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse boasts a remarkable
maximum torque of 1,500 Nm (at 3,000–5,000 rpm) from the 7.9-liter capacity of its W16 engine.
The maximum output (1,200 hp) is reached at 6,400 rpm. These figures allow the car to reach
100 km/h (62 mph) from standing in unbelievable 2.6 seconds. The top speed of 410 km/h (255
mph) makes the four-wheel drive Vitesse (like all Veyrons) the fastest production roadster ever. The
maximum speed is reached on closed tracks with special safety precautions. In “normal” handling
mode, the Vitesse is electronically limited to 375 km/h (233 mph).
“After we had successfully developed the Super Sport out of the Veyron, we of course considered to
do the same with the Grand Sport,” says Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber. The new President of Bugatti
Automobiles S.A.S. continues: “The result is a unique vehicle onto which we managed to transfer
the dynamic alterations from the Super Sport. They convey with the roof off and on a breath-taking
Optimized drive system. The 199 hp increase over the Grand Sport has been mainly achieved by
using four larger turbochargers with new intercoolers. Furthermore, Bugatti has extensively
reinforced all drivetrain components in order to safely transfer the immense forces at all times. The
gearing of the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) in particular has been adapted to the new
requirements. In this context, as on the Super Sport, Bugatti has also modified the air ducting in the
area of the drivetrain. As a consequence of the larger turbochargers and the overall reduced back
pressure, it was even possible to reduce the fuel consumption slightly despite the increased output.
The fuel system, with a four-pump tank, has been taken from the Super Sport.
Chassis. In order to put the unrivalled power onto the road absolutely safely and masterfully, the
engineers have reconfigured the chassis of the Vitesse. 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. Optimized wheel-load fluctuations have further reduced understeer and allow a
maximum level of active safety. In addition to the incomparable lateral acceleration of up to 1.4 g,
Bugatti the precise interaction of the tires (on all-new, lighter 20-inch “Vitesse”-type alloy wheels), together
with the intelligent all-wheel-drive system, ensures extremely good handling. The chassis, all-wheeldrive
system and the revised ESP form a dynamic alliance: since the reconfigured ESP kicks in
slightly later, for example when you accelerate out of corners, the Vitesse also provides a more
dynamic performance in these situations. It goes without saying that Bugatti has adapted the brakecooling
system to account for the even higher engine output. The brakes, which are unparalleled in
terms of stability and performance, now have additional and larger air intakes.
In general, it can be said that the Vitesse is even sportier than the 1,001 hp Grand Sport, but at the
same time it has not been turned into a full-blown racing car. It therefore remains easy to master for
the driver. In this context, it is simply astounding that Bugatti managed to increase comfort in the
chassis area by reducing the dynamic natural frequency.
Body. Bugatti has developed a new roof spoiler for the Vitesse that significantly reduces wind noise
and buffeting in the interior. Furthermore, there will be a new windbreak for the roadster that can
be stored away compactly in the luggage compartment when not in use. Both details will also be
available for the Grand Sport. Together, they allow extremely relaxed, open-top driving even at
speeds of around 200 km/h (124 mph).
Numerous aerodynamic measures at the front and rear that appeared on the Super Sport have been
adapted for the Vitesse. The front end is therefore characterized by larger air intakes; the two central
air intakes to the left and right of the Bugatti radiator grille are divided horizontally by a bar. The
bottom air vent stretches sideways into the wheel housing and gives this exceptional sports car an
extremely masterful appearance. Immediately below this air intake, you will see a new, visually
refined front spoiler that has been designed in a similar way to the splitters used in motor racing.
The improved xenon headlights from the Super Sport, which are now framed in black, are also new.
The rear end, which is also derived from the Super Sport, is characterized by a double diffusor and a
centrally positioned twin tailpipe. A new Park Distance Control system (PDC) watches over the
front and the rear.
The two air scoops on the left and right of the engine cover (redesigned for the Vitesse) are a
characteristic of the Grand Sport and thus also of the Vitesse. These air scoops fulfil two tasks on the
roadster. On the one hand, they pull in air for the engine, and on the other, they are an elegantly
integrated part of the anti-roll protection system. As on the Super Sport, a full-carbon-fibre
monocoque, which allows an extremely high torsional rigidity combined with maximum passive
safety, is also used on the Vitesse. The outer skin is also made completely from carbon fibre and,
consequently, the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is available in clear-coated exposed
Interior. Carbon fibre is (along with stainless metals such as aluminium and magnesium) also the
dominant material in the interior of the Vitesse. Numerous interior parts are now made from
carbon fibre in the 1,200 hp roadster. This includes 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. The décor on the centre console, the door inserts and the adjoining trim on the instrument
panel are also made from carbon fibre. Contrasting stitching is also featured on the leather armrest
between the seats, which comes without the typical quilting. Also new: knee pads in the centre
tunnel area, an additional 12 V socket (in the glove compartment), the restraint systems, the
illuminated start and parking lock button (same as Super Sport), an instrument cluster with shift-up
information and – as a matter of honor – the power gauge that now goes up to 1,200 hp.
Bugatti Following the success of the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, Bugatti did not have to wait long before it
received the first inquiries about an open-top version of the Grand Sport that could also deliver
882 kW (1,200 hp).
Configuration of the show vehicle. Each one of the 300 Veyrons and 40 Grand Sport built so far
are unique. This also applies to the special edition Vitesse model Bugatti is exhibiting at The Quail.
This version of the new roadster orientates itself at a Type 37A, which was built in 1928, won a
multitude of Grand Prix races in its time and is now owned by the famous TV presenter Jay Leno.
The upper area of the body is finished in “Bianco” including the roof area and the air scoops. The
lower body panels (side skirting, front spoiler, radiator grille frame and rear apron with diffusor), the
inner surfaces of the wheel rims and the underside of the automatically extending rear spoiler are in
“New Light Blue.” The interior is largely out of a noble Cognac leather building a contrast to the
extrovert exterior colours. The car was instantly sold for 2.5 million dollar, whereas the base price of
the Vitesse is at 1.69 million Euros (without tax and transportation).