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Bugatti Provides The Specs On Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

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On: Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 5:34PM | By: Chris Weiss

Bugatti Provides The Specs On Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti revealed the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse well before the Geneva Motor Show, but it had to save a couple secrets for the big show debut. We knew from the beginning the car pairs the 1,200-hp powertrain of the fastest car in the world - Veyron Super Sport - with the convertible design of the traditional Grand Sport. What we didn't know until this week (and were quite curious about) was how fast the car was. Bugatti has satiated that curiosity.

As you'd expect from a sibling of the fastest car in the world, the Grand Sport Vitesse is outrageously fast. In fact, its numbers are bigger than nearly any hard top, so they're doubly impressive when you consider the open-top nature of the Grand Vitesse.

The convertible hits 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds. If you want to double that speed, it'll take you 7.1 seconds; triple will take you 16 seconds. Bugatti projects the quarter mile at 10 seconds flat. All those numbers are on-paper estimates and Bugatti has yet to test them, but given the Veyron's lengthy legacy of topping the speed and acceleration charts, we don't doubt them.

Acceleration is lively, but what will the open-air sibling to the world-record-breaking Veyron offer in terms of all-out speed? Bugatti puts the top speed at 254 mph. As is the case with other Veyrons, the top speed requires a separate key to activate "top speed mode." Handling mode for open highways and streets is good to 233 mph, and standard mode will get you through town and traffic at speeds up to 112 mph.

In terms of braking, the Vitesse comes to a stop from 62 mph in a 103 feet. Projected braking figures include 0-62-0 mph in 5.9 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in 9.5 seconds, and 0-200-0 mph in 27.1 seconds.

The Grand Sport Vitesse weighs 4,378 lbs. at the curb, about 300 lbs heavier than the Super Sport. For more details on its build and design, check out our original article on it.

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