What we were expecting as the Bugatti Grand Sport Super Sport will be unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, as the Grand Sport Vitesse.
It’s basically the same as the Super Sport, of course, with a 1,200 hp (1184bhp) quad-turbo W16 engine somewhere in the middle and all the luxury goods the Veyron is blessed with. But it’s a drop-top.
That means we have the world’s most powerful, fastest roadster here, Because it’s a drop-top, it’s won’t be as fast as the hard-top Super Sport with its 430km/h top speed, but it certainly will be the fastest of its kind in the history of cars.
It must have been trickier for Bugatti developing the Vitesse than the actual Super Sport, seeing as making roadsters are always harder than coupes due to all the structural work needed to make sure the car stays as rigid as before when you chop the roof off it.
Performance figures, as well as the price, are yet to be confirmed by Bugatti. And we’re still waiting for the first actual pictures of the car to emerge. So, stay tuned.
UPDATE: Here’s the first pictures: