Road Tests Real world tests of Veyron Super Sport vs Grand Sport Vitesse

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Bugatti Veyron

Reasons to consider the
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

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Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster top speed 267 mph vs 254 mph 13 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 100mph 5 s vs 5.5 s Around 10% faster to 100mph
Lighter curb weight 4,052 lb vs 4,387 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 3.38 lb/hp vs 3.71 lb/hp Around 10% better power-to-weight ratio
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse vs the Veyron Super Sport.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Veyron Super Sport  vs
Grand Sport Vitesse 
Brand Bugatti Bugatti
Price 2,640,000 2,640,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2012
City mileage 7 MPG 8 MPG
Highway mileage 13 MPG 15 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.38 lb/hp 3.71 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,200 HP @ 6,400 RPM 1,183 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 1,106 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM 1,110 ft-lb @ 3,300 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Hydraulic Power Assisted Rack and Pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,993 cc 8,000 cc
Cylinders W16 W16
Air compressor Quad turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.4 in / 3.4 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Veyron Super Sport  vs
Grand Sport Vitesse 
Top speed 267 mph 254 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s 10 s
0-60mph 2.4 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 5 s 5.5 s
0-200kph 6.7 s 7.1 s
Lateral acceleration 1.4 g 1.4 g
Drag coefficient 0.39 0.36

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Bugatti 15.8 in Cross-drilled Crossed drill inner vented Disc
Rear brakes Bugatti 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,052 lb 4,387 lb
Width 78.7 in 78.7 in
Height 47.7 in 46.9 in
Length 175.7 in 175.7 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in 106.7 in
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
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