You've seen the Grand Sport. You've seen the Super Sport. Now meet the Super Grand Sport.

Actually, Bugatti calls its latest version of the Veyron the Vitesse – French for "speed" – but it is essentially a combination of the best traits of the Grand Sport and Super Sport models. The Grand Sport, as you may recall, is the convertible (or targa) version of the Alsatian supercar, while the Super Sport is the more powerful, record-breaking version.

As expected, Molsheim has taken the 1,200-horsepower version of the Veyron's engine – all eight liters, sixteen cylinders, four turbochargers and (while we're counting) ten radiators of it – from the Super Sport and combined it with the open-top body-style of the Grand Sport. The result is what Bugatti calls (and we have every reason to believe is indeed) the most powerful production roadster of all time, and with time, it will undoubtedly prove the fastest too.

In the meantime, Bugatti plans to unveil its newest seven-figure model at the rapidly approaching Geneva Motor Show, but you can check it out now in the pair of high-resolution images below and the press release after the jump.
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Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse celebrates world premiere in Geneva

Molsheim/France, 22 February 2012 – Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. is set to unveil the most powerful roadster of all time at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of
March.

With an increase in power up to 1,200 HP, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has
entered a new dimension of open-top driving. Optically aligned to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which holds the current world speed record of 431 km/h, the Vitesse also impresses with its dynamic driving characteristics.

Bugatti's engineers have developed the current Grand Sport, with its 1,001 HP and 1,250 Nm, into an even more powerful vehicle. The Vitesse's maximum torque is now an impressive 1,500 Nm. The increased power of the new roadster's 16-cylinder engine is made possible by the four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers. The chassis has also been modified to support the power increase.

The Vitesse therefore also ensures the supreme range of excellent features one would expect of a
Bugatti super sports car, from precise driving dynamics to extraordinary acceleration and braking.

"The rapid success of the Super Sport convinced us to increase the performance of the Bugatti
roadster. Once again our engineers worked hard to demonstrate that Bugatti is able to constantly
redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible," reveals Bugatti President Wolfgang
Dürheimer. "We gave our all to transfer the achievements of the Super Sport over to the Grand
Sport, thereby turning open-top driving itself into an extraordinary experience at high speed."


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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Any more names you want to attach to it Bugatti?
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Does there need to be a "Grand Sport" in the name? Why can't it just be Bugatti Veyron Vitesse"? Are their customers to stupid to understand that it is also a Grand Sport? I doubt it.
        zero
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        How about Bugatti Veyron GS-V (short for Grand Sport Vitesse)? =p
      chest rockwell
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd like to see a lightweight/race version on the Veyron. Drop all the "extras" like leather, radio, A/C and see what it can do. I couldn't even imagine the performance numbers it would put out if it went on a serious diet.....
      KVZee
      • 2 Years Ago
      In further news; the company Gorilla Glue just developed a new toupee glue specifically aimed at Bugatti owners.
      Fuse Riwkiw
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's goooood car. I like it Bugatti. But I don't have mony to buy it.
      imag
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dammit. Now I have to trade in my Grand Sport...
        jvice
        • 2 Years Ago
        @imag
        all of your friends are going to laugh at you. Poor imag, cant afford the Grand Super Sport
      Dreez28
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm over the Veyron. The style is becoming dated, and lets be honest, there is really nothing ground breaking about this car. Nor is it worth the outrageous price. I don't care how eccentric and exclusive it is. Just the fact that it took them 8 liters, 16 cyl, 4 turbos, and 10 radiators to make 1200hp makes this car silly. How can you take it seriously? Nothing about there approach to it's creation makes sense. It seems like the only reason they made it the way they did was to be ridiculous. But people who call this car an automotive engineering breakthrough?...come one, it's not in any way. The aerodynamics and tire technology to go as fast as this car does was developed a long time ago, and not by Bugatti. I love the way the car looks, but that's about it. They need to stop beating the horse...it's dead. Time for something ACTUALLY new from Bugatti.
        Veegee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dreez28
        This car isn't just about aerodynamics and tyre technology.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xISkEvYGSxg
        Moreno636
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dreez28
        You really have 0 idea of what the Veyron is dont you? EVERYTHING about this car is groundbreaking.
          chest rockwell
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Moreno636
          No doubt, the Agera R is AWESOME!! It's beaten the Veyron to multiple speed and braking times, and is better in the bends (coolest doors ever too!!). The big one the Bugatti still has though, and correct me if I'm wrong, is top speed. Even though it's a statistic that hardly anyone will ever actually touch, that's what most consider the holy grail of records. Aerodynamics, gear boxes, and tires are all built for that top speed - whereas those same items with a focus on weight, launch control, suspension help with the sprints. (example: the Ariel Atom could smoke 99% of cars at 0-100-0 races, but I don't think you would call it a better car than say a Porsche GT3 - it's just designed with a specific purpose and does great at certain things) Both cars are insanely expensive, rare, and beautiful (in the eye of the beholder). My only other question would be what does it take to classify as a "production vehicle", refering to the really, REALLY low number of Agera R's produced.
          Xedicon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Moreno636
          @chest rockwell - I respect the Veyron, but something has come out that can beat the Veyron. The Koenigsegg Agera R, using half the cylinders and half the turbos, and if the interior in that car doesn't count as luxurious I don't know what does. On top of all that, it only weighs 2,844 lbs.
          Dreez28
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Moreno636
          I'm a huge car lover. I know all about the Veyron and it's high tech gadgetry. My point is that they've done all of this because of one basic problem with the car. It's way to friggin' heavy. The car requires all of that high tech engineering and gadgetry to accomplish a little more than the average supercar. There have only been a few other cars made that can rival or beat the Veyron, but they've done it at half the cost and with more straight forward technology. Like I said, it seems like the car was created to be ridiculous. And I get that the ridiculousness is what makes it special, but it's time for them to ditch that terribly inefficient, gas guzzling, boulder of an engine they use, and develop or use another engine that weighs half as much but creates the same amount of power, continue to use all the high tech stuff, and create a car that truly spanks the hell out of anything else on the road.
          chest rockwell
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Moreno636
          Dreez - if all they cared about was performance, like say the Enzo, they would have gone the same route and ripped out every interior "luxury" like carpet, radio, door handles, leather, A/C. The fact that the Veyron puts out such insane numbers while weighing so much should be even MORE impressive. The buyers of this car want the added luxury, want people to know they dropped boku bucks, and want to know they have the best. As cool as the Enzo is, I'll never forget the time I saw one at a car show and the owner had earplugs on while driving.... Until something comes out that can beat the Veyron, the folks at VW/Bugatti have done their job.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      How do some people call the veyron ugly ??? This thing looks like sex !
        MotionDesigner
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Simple. I look at it, I call it ugly.
          jmi2
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MotionDesigner
          have you ever seen on in person? quite a different experience than seeing a photo!
        ThomasP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Here let me show you... I think the Veyron is kind of ugly. See? Like that.
          Fonin
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ThomasP
          although i do not find the veyron ugly, i upvoted your comment for its dry simplistic sake. and now i am conflicted because the AB trend is to vote down anything you do not agree with, regardless of the validity to the topic.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        zero
        • 2 Years Ago
        Love that statement that display the sheer lack of clue about Bugatti Veyron despite the available information.
      the.nope
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its amazing how a design from 2006 still grabs peoples attention and doent look out dated at all. (Well that and its the fastest production car)
        ThomasP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @the.nope
        I think the exclusivity helps. Many people have never seen one in person or, if they have, only briefly.
      tylermars.design
      • 2 Years Ago
      giggity.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bugatti Veyron Super Duper Limited Secret Cool Rapid Fast Nice Coolio Mucho Dollar Edition. I heard this one is next.
        zero
        • 2 Years Ago
        @protovici
        How different from said Lamboghini Countach, Diablo, Murciellago and several variants from the same model of supercar?
          Xedicon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @zero
          Well said - Lambo has repackaged the Gallardo so many times it's a little disgusting. It's also working on being 8 years old, that's another model that needs to be retired with a new one.
      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      Put a fork in the bugatti, it's done. It feels like this car has been around for 20 years.
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