The Veyron lost a title, gained new one

After losing the world record as the fastest production car, Bugatti released a very ambiguous teaser. And recently, a new world record made its way under the company’s belt.

The record is for the fastest ever open-top car and responsible for it is their Veyron GS Vitesse.

Bugatti Veyron GS Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron GS Vitesse

With Anthony Liu at the helm of this beast, a respectable 408.84 km/h was reached on Volkswagen’s track at Ehra-Lessien. The record setting run was recorded and certified by the German Technical Inspection and Certification Association (TÜV). And although it is not a Giunness world record, Bugatti should be proud of it.

Bugatti Veyron GS Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron GS Vitesse

The car they built was praised by the pilot as very stable and comfortable even at top speed, with a clear sound of the engine unobstructed by a roof. First introduced in 2012, the Bugatti Veyron GS Vitesse sports a 8.0 liter W16 engine churning out some 1.184 Hp and 1.500 Nm. The top speed declared at the time was 375 km/h but as this new record clearly shows, they might have not been completely honest.

Bugatti Veyron GS Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron GS Vitesse

To celebrate this new record, Bugatti plans to build a World Record Car (WRC) special version of GS Vitesse, each unit (with a total of eight) selling for 2.61 million dollars.

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