Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Convertible leaked?

Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse WRC leaked photos 08.4.2013
Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse WRC leaked photos 08.4.2013

Rumored to have hit a top speed of 408.884 km/h (254.069 mph)

The first purported pictures of the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Convertible (WRC) have leaked to the web following a mysterious teaser earlier this morning.

While it's not the long-awaited "Super Bugatti," Liu Xu reportedly drove the model to a top speed of 408.884 km/h (254.069 mph) which makes it the world's fastest convertible.

Little else is known about the WRC, but the standard Grand Sport Vitesse has a quad-turbocharged 7.9-liter W16 engine that produces 1,200 HP (882 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 410 km/h (255 mph). This seemingly implies the WRC is just a special edition that celebrates the fact the Grand Sport Vitesse is now officially the world's fastest convertible.

We should learn more shortly as the car is expected to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month.


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Apr 9th, 2013 2:29pm
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mechamynd mechamynd
i feel sad about those stupid records. they waste so much effort, money resource and time to get those "fastest" title to impress small group of super-rich people which dont care. I know they're doing it for advertising the brand, but still seems like a giant waste of money to me.
Apr 9th, 2013 11:04am
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haji haji
So its only a day after the Guiness Book stripped away the speed record, and today this so called "teaser" appears on the web. Sure nothing is fixed, VW.
Apr 9th, 2013 2:24am
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Pagani Pagani
These guys are quickly running out of ideas. What a letdown compared to the "rumored" 1,600 horsepower Super-something.
Apr 9th, 2013 1:00am
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tom43 tom43
You are talking about a not yet released successor to the Veyron. This car will definetly come, may be as a first concept model at the IAA Frankfurt in September. The above mentioned Grand Sport Vitesse is just a way to make as much money of an established platform as possible...
Apr 9th, 2013 1:56am
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i-like-cars i-like-cars
Watch the guiness world record people say something stupid like "it's rims are orange and that's a modification" then take the title away again because they're stupid...
Apr 9th, 2013 12:54am
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