After the Bugatti boffins’ reality-defying feats at this year’s Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, a mesmerising roadster that could punch at the same weight as its hard top Super Sport brother, the VW owned outfit are at it again. This time though, there is no sign of any enhanced aerodynamics, tweaked engine packages or advanced breaking systems. Nope, just a lick of paint.
By Bugatti standards it may not seem like the most exiting release ever, but this special edition Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is certainly a colourful addition to the family. Adorned in the Bianco and Light Blue livery made famous by the multiple Grand Prix winning 1928 Bugatti Type 37A, it is one of the more subtle looking Veyrons in the stable. Understated it may appear, but the less garish exterior masques the gargantuan 1200 BHP 7.9-litre W16 engine first developed for the Super Sport, that makes the Grand Sport Vitesse the fastest production roadster in the world. 0-62 MPH remains the same at a wrinkle-inducing 2.6 seconds and on the track the Vitesse will still happily take you to 255 MPH and back.
Technology may have moved on light-years since the days of this car’s illustrious 1928 forerunner, but one thing besides the paint work hasn’t changed; it is still as all-conquering today as it was 84 years ago.
This unique special edition will go on sale for £1.37 million later this year.