Shanghai 2013: Bugatti Debuts Vitesse World Record Car Edition

By John Beltz Snyder

April 24, 2013

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is the world’s fastest production convertible, with a speed record of 254.04 mile per hour set by entrepreneur and race driver Anthony Liu. It will be available as a World Record Car, limited to only eight examples worldwide.
 
The World Record Car is the same as the Vitesse it is based on for all performance purposes. It uses the same 8.0-liter W-16 engine producing 1183 horsepower and 1106 pound-feet of torque, as well as the same racing chassis and four-wheel-drive setup.
 
The WRC edition features an orange-on-carbon color scheme throughout the car, including bright splashes on the wheels, wings, grille, and inside the car on stitching and seats.
 
Each of the eight World Record Car edition Vitesse models will sell for €1.99 million (approximately $2.59 million).
 
Click through the gallery from when the Vitesse set its 254.04-mph record speed for a production open-top vehicle.