• Jun 19th 2009 at 1:29PM
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

Production of the Veyron Grand Sport, Bugatti's roadster version of the ultimate super car, is just getting underway at the automaker's factory in Molsheim, France. Accordingly, Bugatti has released a batch of new high-res pics that were taken last year in such places as Napa Valley (hence the wine reference), Rome and Sardinia when the car debuted. Now, keep in mind, you don't just take a Sawzall to a Veyron's roof and get a Grand Sport. The GS gets a higher windscreen, daytime running lights and a transparent polycarbonate roof panel or umbrella-like soft top. There's also enough extra bracing beneath the carbon fiber skin to survive a black hole, and the two large air intakes above the engine are now reinforced to act as rollover bars.

The Veyron GS can go nearly 253 mph with its roof panel on, almost as fast as the straight coupe. Sans roof panel it can still hit almost 224 mph, and the soft top brings things down a top speed of just 99 mph. Only 150 units will be made, which means the 1.4 million euro Veyron Grand Sport is an ultra exclusive version of an already ultra exclusive car. Deliveries start in July and 30 have already ordered.

BONUS: This image is extra special because we took it while driving the car ourselves. Keep an eye out for Autoblog's First Drive of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, coming soon.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw one of these on Saturday, on Sunset and Church in LA. I had to have been a press car, since some shlub was driving it.

      It was a goldish color. And by no means subtle.

      I'd definitely take one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The more I see it the more I love it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So really the 99mph soft top speed isn't really a limit, it just means you're going to lose your soft top if you go any faster... kind of nice idea sort of if you're in a pinch and it starts raining while you're out sans roof.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I really hope that's a typo... 199 down from 254 and 224 seems more reasonable, not 99 mph.
      • 6 Years Ago
      These pics just made me think, how would you like to be the guy at the office that chosen to drive the car in the pictures?
      I would get the pictures blown up and hung on my wall. I would be like "Yep, that's me driving my car to my summer home in Nice after a day out on my yacht."
      How awesome would that be!?
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol, totally, do want!
      • 6 Years Ago
      You drove it? I hate you, bunch of lucky bastids!
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