The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is a beast of superlatives.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is a beast of superlatives. But somehow words such as 'astonishing', 'amazing', and 'beyond belief' sell it short. Let us consider why. This open-top beauty has a 16.4-litre engine that produces an unbelievable 1,184bhp, and a memorising 1,105lb ft of torque. That makes it the most powerful production roadster in the history of mankind – and far more powerful than the original Veyron. Extra juice has been squeezed from the engine by enlarging its four turbochargers, plus a bit of witchcraft. Bugatti has, therefore, also beefed-up the Vitesse's chassis to handle its staggering power.Bugatti President, Wolfgang Dürheimer, said: "Our engineers worked hard to demonstrate that Bugatti is able to constantly redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible." What an understatement. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse produces 694bhp more than the Aston Martin Virage. It knocks-out an extra 534bhp compared to the Ferrari FF, and the Jaguar XKR-S only has 550bhp. None of these machines are 'slow'. And guess what? The Veyron - with its 1,184bhp - is more powerful than 2012 F1 cars. We are still waiting for the 'official' performance figures, but it is likely to hit 62mph in about 2.5 seconds and to race north of 200mph. We also expect this predator to cost millions. Ouch!