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Click above to view more photos of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

Our buddy Richard Owen over at Supercars.net has revealed that the long-rumored targa-style Bugatti Veyron will officially be called the Grand Sport. We recently learned that the pop-top Bug will make its public debut at the Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance in a couple of weeks. What we didn't know was that Gooding & Company will be auctioning the first order slot on August 17th, right after the best-in-show trophies are handed out at Pebble Beach.

While an open-top Veyron will instantly appeal to some, the thought of removing a chunk of aerodynamically essential material from the roofline will have many others questioning their sanity. Have no fear, however, as Bugatti has developed the roof so that there will be no draft inside. Even with its top speed limited to just 217, this will be one of the fastest open top cars around. We'll get you more details as they become available, but for now, get thee to Pebble if this is the the car you've been waiting for. And bring more than $2,250,000, the expected starting price. Bugatti is planning to build just 80 of these Grand Sports.

Maybe we'll get a chance to compare it to the coupe we got to sample last year.



[Source: Gooding & Company via Supercars.net]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      If you have that much money (2.25 million$) you don't need to work or drive to work either. So why would you need a car? Why not instead doesn't GM sell a car like the Prius that gets 60 MPG city that people actually need ? I already offered to design it for them & they very nicely said get lost.
      Al
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      • 7 Years Ago
      Bah! The Sang Noir edition looks better.
      cclyde209
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just what we need another car that costs $20,000 to fix a parking lot ding !!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The first thing I'd do after I bought it was send it to Qatar for an oil change.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man. Could you imagine going 217mph and sticking your hand up in the air? It'd probably get flung backwards and ripped off. Crazy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Bikes can go 220+ and the riders don't get flung off. F1 cars also expose the drivers to open-cockpit speeds in excess of 200MPH.
        • 7 Years Ago
        For a bike to go 220 mph the rider has to be a second layer of paint on the gas tank.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ Vintage

        That sounds like a really good episode of Happy Tree Friends
      • 7 Years Ago
      Here ya go ... Angelina and Brad can buy one each for their new twins ... Or maybe their phony rich friends could by them for the baby shower .....
      Marshall
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now imagine this thing with a Flowmaster. That would really be something.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do you know how fast I could get to the supermarket in this car? BTW whats the gas milage?
      • 7 Years Ago
      But I want a golden goose that lays golden eggs for easter, and I want it NOW!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I saw a Veyron in Chicago. I came.
      Norm J.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok I like expensive, very fast cars as much as the next guy. But this thing is butt ugly. One thing for sure I won't have to worry about buying one. If I had that kind of money it would be spent on a 599 GTB
      • 7 Years Ago
      GEE...JUST WHAT I NEED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, A CAR THAT CAN RUN AT 217 MPH...EVEN AT 3 AM THE FREEWAYS ARE TOO CROWDED TO REALLY GET UP TO THAT SPEED, AND AS FOR COMMUTING...WELL...
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