2012 Qatar Motor Show: Bugatti unveils an exclusive Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 24, 2012

At the 2012 Qatar Motor Show, Bugatti unveiled an exclusive and uniquely coloured Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport a.k.a. world’s fastest and most powerful open top car. As you can see from the photos, the car comes in a black and yellow combination, Ettore Bugatti’s favorite colors (although we loved the legendary Bugatti blue color). The black colour is actually carbon fiber and this makes the Veyron Grand Sport even more exclusive.

The design is completed by the black-tinted wheels. The theme is also continued at the interior and the vehicle features seats finished in yellow-colored leather with black stitching. The middle console is in black carbon, while the dashboard, steering wheel and gearshift are made of black leather with yellow stitching.

Under the hood, we find the same 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine delivering an impressive 1,000 hp and capable to push the car to a top speed of 407 km/h with the roof on, while with the roof off the speed is “limited” to 350 km/h. So if you really like this car you’d have to know that it costs 1.58 million euros.

If the design doesn’t suit your needs, you can order a brand new one as the Veyron Grand Sport is built in a limited edition of 150 units, and 105 slots are still opened. The standard version costs 1.4 million euros (excluding taxes and delivery). The Veyron Coupe unfortunately is not available anymore as all of the 300 units were sold.

Monterey Car Week is the most important automobile celebration in the world and it takes place every year in the Californian city. In 2009, the event showcased the most exclusive, valuable, and elegant cars that the world has ever seen in more than 100 years of car making and motoring. That year, Bugatti has an important role.

New Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport was unveiled during the evening before the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The new car has undergone several changes to meet customer demands. The sports car now features open-top driving and includes a host of innovative equipment and safety features. The new car with the removable top is also the fastest roadster in the world.

What’s more, the slightly elevated windscreen, impeccably designed daytime running lights, and transparent roof give it an instantly unmistakable look.

Because of its one of a kind structure, it was a great challenge to develop the new car. The engineers and designers have made sure that the monocoque cabin – an important element in the car’s structure – remains strong and lightweight. To include the removable roof, the engineers have to redesign the load paths to make sure that the vehicle is still strong and crash safe, as well as give it added protection from rolling and side impacts.

The passenger cell has been enhanced in the area around the transmission tunnel and the side skirts. The B-pillars were also made even stronger with the use of a central carbon plate and carbon fiber support to guarantee that the car has low torsional flexing.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport also has carbon fiber doors and sports an embedded longitudinal beam.

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