The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, also known as the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse, is an upgraded version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport with the Super Sport's engine. It is currently the fastest roadster in the world, with a top speed record of 254.04 mph (408.84 km/h), achieved in 2013.
Unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is a version of the Grand Sport with a Super Sport engine. The engine, an 8.0L quad-turbocharged W16, produces 1183 hp (882 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 1106 ft·lb (1500 N·m) at 3,000-5,000 rpm. Pricing starts at US$1.9 million (without tax and transportation).
The Vitesse can do 0 - 60 mph (0 - 97 km/h) in 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 254.04 mph (408.84 km/h), verified by Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu at Volkswagen Group's proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien, Germany. On normal roads, the car is electronically limited to 233 mph (375 km/h).
Weighing at most 4387 lb (1990 kg), the Veyron Vitesse has a power-to-weight ratio of 595 hp (444 kW) per tonne or 3.71 lb (1.68 kg) per tonne.
A number of special editions of the Vitesse were made. The Vitesse SE, inspired by Bugatti Type 37A, was unveiled in 2012 and sold for €1.74 million (US$2.2 million). The World Record Car (WRC) Edition was limited to 8 units, debuted in 2013, and went on sale for €1.99 million.
In 2013, Bugatti produced a series of Vitesses dedicated to racing legends, including Jean-Pierre Wimille, Jean Bugatti, Meo Costantini, and Ettore Bugatti.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, erroneously shortened just to Bugatti 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, appears as a low Class S car the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1521
- MAX rank: 1633 (+112)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1707 (+74)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +26
- Stock-to-MAX+PRO rank difference: 186
- Speed Multiplier: 91.46%
- Upgrade rank percentages: 30/25/30/15
- Nitro Efficiency: 9/14/19
While the Veyron has a higher base top speed versus lower-ranked Class S vehicles, it is greatly hampered by its poor acceleration, similar to the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS and Aston Martin DB9 Coupé. Another disadvantage is its low nitro boost, coupled with a horrendous 9/14/19 efficiency rating. However, the Bugatti surprisingly handles and drifts really well, given its weight of 4387 lb (1990 kg). It has a maximum total speed of 285.7 mph/460.1 km/h, identical to that of the McLaren 650S GT3.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is considered one of the worst cars in the game due to its disappointing performance, as well as the high rarity of W16 Engine cards, of which it requires 36 for its Pro Kits. The Veyron is also lacking in terms of Car Mastery rewards. Due to the availability of better vehicles like the Pagani Huayra BC, Apollo Intensa Emozione, and Mazda RX-8 Special Edition, the Bugatti sees little use in events and Multiplayer. It is required for two races in Career Mode: a Classic race in London, and a Versus race against the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione in Alps Reverse.
The Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, which costs 35,000 less, is often considered a better alternative to the Veyron, and the TVR Sagaris, with upgrades, is able to match the Veyron in terms of total speed (albeit behind by 0.9 mph/1.4 km/h), while having a better nitro efficiency rating and faster acceleration, although it handles worse. In addition, the 650S GT3 has the exact same total speed as the Veyron but has 200% the Veyron's nitro boost, better nitro efficiency, much faster acceleration, and similar overall handling at the expense of stability.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is featured in Asphalt Nitro as a Class S car. This time, though, while relatively unchanged from its Asphalt 8: Airborne rendition (aside from the color choices), its name is now correctly displayed as Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse was the cover car of Asphalt Nitro during its beta version.
- ↑ http://www.autoblog.com/2013/04/11/bugatti-veyron-grand-sport-vitesse-sets-world-record-for-fastest/
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