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March 2012

Unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is a smart combination of the Veyron Super Sport and Veyron Grand Sport models.

Borrowing the roadster body from the Grand Sport, it 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 is boost by the Grand Sport’s 1,001 horsepower, thanks to four turbochargers and intercoolers. Bugatti has also enhanced the chassis to handle the 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.”


20 April 2012

Attention was on the Plaza Athenee Hotel where they found the world's first car to ‘wear the finest porcelain on its body’.

The £1.6 million L'or Blanc edition of the Veyron Super Sport model was built by Bugatti with help from a German ceramics company better known for making high-end tea sets.

As well as its swirly porcelain white and blue paint work, its exterior features filler caps, badges and wheel caps made from specially constructed from the material.

Bugatti's design experts came with the psychedelic blue and white paintjob as a tribute to the 'Stelvio Pass', a legendary stretch of road in Italy.

The supercar firm even went as far as describing the creation as an ‘unusual idea’, with the one-off vehicle sold to a super-wealthy Saudi Arabian customer.

It is powered by an 8-litre W16 engine which develops a mammoth 1,000bhp.

With this power it can accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 253mph.

Dr. Stefan Brungs, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bugatti Automobiles said at the time of the car's launch in, last year: 'At first, it seems to be an unusual idea to use porcelain in a car, especially in the world's fastest convertible.

'But this is what Bugatti stands for: the realization of exceptional ideas whilst striving for the utmost in quality and aesthetics.

This allows us to continue Ettore Bugatti's heritage, who himself loved to experiment with new materials.'

From the Daily Mail.  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2132581/Thats-cracking-motor-Brave-owner-parks-unique-1-6m-Bugatti-Veyron-supercar-PORCELAIN-Paris-street.html#ixzz1shWsI0AE