Geneva Motor Show: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Packs 1,200 Horsepower
In two weeks Bugatti is going to officially unveil the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is basically the combination of the Veyron Super Sport and the Veyron Grand Sport models. It borrows the roadster body from the Grand Sport, but is powered by the Super Sports’s quad-turbocharged 8.0L W-16 engine, which packs a whopping 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft. of torque.
The 8.0L 16-cylinder engine got a boost from the Grand Sport’s 1,001 horsepower thanks to the use of four turbochargers and intercoolers. Bugatti has also enhanced the chassis to be able to handle all that extra power.
Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer said, “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. 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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