For those who thought that with 1,001 horsepower the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was already the best there is in mass-produced automobiles, the Veyron 16.4 is now available as a roadster.
On 17 August, which is the opening day of the vintage meeting at Pebble Beach, California, the VW subsidiary Bugatti will unleash another car to get any guy’s motoring juices going, the Grand Sport Veyron 16.4.
The fewer than 150 prestigious owners of the original sports flying machine are about to be upstaged by the new topless version. The new removable roof version will utilize what the company calls “innovative structural solutions” that will allow for increased wind cutting aerodynamics and added safety with hidden reinforcement to make up for the lack of roof structure.
They claim that these new atmosphere cutting features will mean that the occupants will be able to experience wind in the hair motoring without being blown out of their seats at the supercars 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds takeoff, or its top speed over 250 mph.
The rumor in the auto industry news is that there will only be 80 lucky owners of the new version. There will be a price increase also on the $18 million for the “standard” Bugatti Veyron. If you need to ask the price you can’t afford it anyway, but probably everyone reading this can’t afford its $2.25 million price tag.
The point of the August 17 meeting at Pebble Beach is to allow the mega-rich to participate in an auction to fight for the bragging rights to be the owner of the very first Grand Sport Veyron to roll out of the factory in 2010.
The auction is apparently a straight forward highest bid gets the first car, so you can expect playboys and Arab Sheiks to be lining up to pay perhaps millions more for the honor of owning the very first Grand Sport Veyron 16.4.