Cars Coming Soon: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
Do you have trouble keeping straight the seemingly endless stream of Bugatti Veyron versions? The more we hear of the Veyron’s impending demise, the more we hear about the next special edition rolling off the line in Molsheim.
The first edition of the Veyron debuted for the 2005 model year. That is now known as the Veyron 16.4, or “base” version, if you can call anything with 16 cylinders, 1,001 hp and a starting price of $1.7 million “base.” Since 2005, the Veyron has been produced in versions of varying performance and differing stages of ugliness. Those are:
The Veyron Pur Sang, the Veyron Fbg Par Hermès, the Veyron Sang Noir, the Veyron Bleu Centenaire, the Veyron Grand Sport, the Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu, the Veyron Grand Sport Grey Carbon, The Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc and the Veyron Super Sport. The Sang Bleu wins my award for the ugliest of the bunch (though they all look a snake eating a weasel), while the Super Sport currently owns the title of World’s Fastest Production Car. The Grand Sports are roadster editions.
So what’s next? Why, the Super Grand Sport, of course!
While it’ll actually be called the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, it will combine the speed of the Super Sport with the topless-ness of the Grand Sport. So all 1,200 horsepower, 16 cylinders, 4 turbochargers and countless radiators will combine forces to make the Vitesse the fastest and most powerful roadster of all time.
As ridiculous and as pointless as this Veyron is, driving one remains my ultimate fantasy, and I find myself wondering why Bugatti took this long to build it.
The Vitesse will debut at the Geneva Auto Show.
Is driving a Bugatti Veyron, whatever the edition, your ultimate car fantasy?