Setting another top speed record.
At the beginning of April, Bugatti brought its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse to the Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien, Germany with the goal of setting a new world record. The 1,200 horsepower, 1,100 lb-ft. of torque Grand Sport Vitesse with 29 year-old Chinese race driver and entrepreneur, Anthony Liu behind the wheel set out to break the world record for fastest open-top production sports car.
With the 400 km/h barrier in their sights, Liu and the orange and black Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse put the pedal down and launched themselves into the record books. The pair was able to reach a top speed of 408.8 km/h (254.04 mph), setting a new world record for the fastest open-top production sports car.
The record-setting run resulted in a limited run of eight Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car (WRC) models shown at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show.
Now they just need to reach 500 km/h…