Bugatti unveils three Middle East versions of the Veyron Grand Sport in Dubai

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 10, 2011

Bugatti unveiled today three unique models of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport at the 2011 Dubai Motor Show, in order to honor the Middle East market because as you may know already, this is the place where the big customers are found. The first Grand Sport model is priced at 1.58 million euros and features a bright yello body and a underside in black carbon, including the blac-tinted wheels.

The same theme is continued at the interior, where the company used yellow-colored leather with black stitching, while the middle console is in black carbon. The dashboard, steering wheel and gearshift are encased in black leather with yellow stitching.

The second model comes with a two-tone horizontal colour split consisting of visible blue carbon, framed in polished, anodised aluminium. The design is completed by the wheels in an aluminium polished and Diamond Cut two-tone finish. The interior features tangerine leather.

Only the door panels, steering wheel, dashboard and console are covered in dark blue Indigo leather or exposed blue carbon fibre with tangerine stitching on the steering wheel and gearshift knob.

This model is priced at 1.74 million euros. This model comes in the newly developed green carbon fibre tone with polished aluminium. The rims, side mirrors and the EB-logo at the rear are of polished aluminium in order to create an elegant appearance. The interior uses the same green and silver colors as the exterior. This model is priced at 1.74 million euros.

French high-performance car maker Bugatti has unveiled at the eve of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance a new sports car that should complement the Bugatti Veyron. While the Veyron features a fixed roof, this new model -- the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport – features a distinct removable roof.

Due to insistent demand from customers, engineers and designers at Bugatti worked hard to add a new dimension to the Veyron high-performance sports car – open-top driving. To this end, Bugatti made substantial modifications on the Veyron’s complex structure and infused an array of new safety and equipment elements. As a result, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport could be considered as the fastest and the most exciting roadster in the world.

Certain elements like stylized daytime running lights, lightweight yet transparent polycarbonate roof, and slightly higher windscreen. During the creation of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, one of the main hurdles was how to carve the roadster from the structure of Bugatti Veyron coupe.

Thanks to Bugatti’s engineering expertise, two-seater sports coupe is provided with a lightweight yet very rigid monocoque passenger cell, which serves as the central element of the vehicle's structure.

However, the roof is considered as an integral part of the monocoque passenger cell, and its removal would mean having to completely redesign the load paths in order to maintain the structure’s rigidity and crash safety, including from rolling and side impacts. This meant reinforcing the monocoque structure around the side skirts and the transmission tunnel as well as cross-stiffening the B-pillars with a carbon fiber support.

In addition, Bugatti positioned a central carbon plate beneath the transmission tunnel to ensure that the Veyron Grand Sport experiences less torsional flexing. Likewise the carbon fiber doors of the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport have been reinforced inside by an integrated longitudinal beam.

This beam transfers the load from the A to the B-pillar, allowing a better dissipation of impact energy. Also, two redesigned air intakes for the 16-cylinder mid-engine are provided with 10-cm wide carbon-fiber elements that allow for better protection during a car roll.

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