The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, the exciting new holder of the title of world's fastest roadster, has made its exciting debut at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. While other supercar-level convertible models such as the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster go with a "true convertible" design with a fully stowable roof, the Bugatti goes a different route.
The Veyron Grand Sport offers open top motoring at the supercar level, though it is not a true convertible model. Bugatti determined that releasing a Veyron convertible would not provide the safety at high speed the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is known for, so they opted for a Targa model in the Grand Sport, with a removable polycarbonate roof.
2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Specifications
Layout Mid-Engine, AWD
Transmission 7 Speed DSG
Differential Front Axle Differential With Haldex Clutch; Rear Axle With Transverse , Fully Locking
Displacement 8.0 Liters
Engine Type Quad-Turbocharged 16 Cylinder
Compression Ratio 9.00:1
Horsepower 1001 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque 922 lb-ft. @ 2200 rpm
Curb Weight 4339 lbs.
Length 175.7 in.
Height 47.4 in.
Wheelbase 106.7 in.
Width 78.7 in.
Top Speed 252.9 mph With Roof in Place, 223.7 mph With Roof Open. 80.7 mph With Bad Weather Canvass Umbrella-Style Top
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Less Than 2.7 sec
1/4 mile Approx. 10.5 sec
Coefficient of Drag 0.39
Base Price: 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport - €1.4 Million