You can always find a good reason to fly across the pond to attend the International Geneva Motor Show. Whether it’s to catch up with industry colleagues for networking, to witness history firsthand, or study international automotive design schemes, the intimate Swiss show is one to put on your annual bucket list. For the 82nd presentation, one of the main attractions will be Bugatti’s up to 1,200 horsepower Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse which has entered a new stratosphere of drop-top performance.
After a few drives in the base 1,001 horsepower Grand Sport, we at Automotive Rhythms can officially attest to its performance dominance and entitlement as the greatest high-performance vehicle of all time (GOAT). So we can only imagine what the Vitesse will do to freshly paved asphalt. Visually attached to the Veyron Super Sport, which holds the current world speed record, the Vitesse shows off with consistent dynamic driving characteristics.
Bugatti’s engineers have developed the current GOAT into an even more powerful vehicle with a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm. The increased power of the new roadster’s 16-cylinder engine is made possible by four distended turbochargers and intercoolers and its chassis has been tuned to handle the added power. “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.