Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 

  • $2.6M built in France
  • 2012
  • 1,183 HP 8.0L
  • 254 mph
Despite a curb weight of 4,162 pounds, Bugatti's Grand Sport is capable of blasting to 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds with the help of launch control.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)
On good gas (say 93 octane or better), it is rated at 1,001 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bugatti Veyron


Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
2.5 s
3.3 s
Agera R
2.9 s

Top speed

Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
254 mph
202 mph
217 mph


Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
5.5 s
Venom GT
5.3 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

1/4 mile

Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
10 s
9.72 s
10.26 s

Data points Key details of the Bugatti Veyron


Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
Venom GT
McLaren P1


Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
1,183 HP
600 HP
730 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The two banks are essentially twin, narrow-angle Volkswagen VR8 blocks fed by a quartet of turbochargers and direct injection to produce 1001 horsepower (now rumored closer to 1100) at 6000 rpm and 922 pound-feet of torque between 2200 and 5500 rpm.
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2006)
The car is equipped with huge carbon-ceramic brakes: 15.7 inches in front with eight-piston, four-pad calipers, and 15.0 inches in back with six-piston, two-pad calipers.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)
The rear wing also deploys to provide downforce and brake-assisting drag.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2010)


According to the engineers it’s easily capable of even greater outputs, but the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox couldn’t reliably handle them.
by EVO
The Veyron's seven-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission - developed and built by British engineering company Ricardo - is more accomplished, and the ride is more compliant.
by MotorTrend
You might think you're a purist, and prefer the uncorrupted induction and exhaust note of a naturally aspirated engine, but I defy you not to love this noise and not to sacrifice the smooth progress the Grand Sport is perfectly capable of making in favor of a little gentle, deliberate kangarooing to get the engine sounding like a riled cobra.
by MotorTrend (Jun, 2009)


The energizer in the Veyron is a WR16 displacing 7998cc and turbocharged with 15.8 psi of boost.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)
But the Bugatti engine has more cylinders, more displacement, more power per liter, and more output overall than any other engine in the WR family tree.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)
You have just ignited a quasar (which is a much more accurate term for the 16.4 engine).
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2009)


The result is phenomenal: We felt none of the nervous front-end vibration during full throttle that afflicts the Super Sport coupe’s steering.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2012)
Despite weighing almost 4400 lbs and power being sent to all four wheels, the steering is light and weights up nicely as the angle increases.
by AutomobileMag
The power-assisted hydraulic steering is superbly reassuring in its actions and perfectly weighted, allowing a change in direction with the immediacy of a much smaller car.


The B-pillars get carbon fiber hoops and the intake faces get their own carbon fiber hoops as well.
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2009)
The air intakes double as roll over protection with 10 cm wide carbon fibre inserts and the doors have been swapped with carbon fibre along with an added beam to transfer any side impact to the A- and B-pillars.
by AutoBlog Canada (Jul, 2011)
The blue carbon fiber finish also seemed to amplify the Super Sports smooth hewn-from-a-block look, a characteristic best gazed on from the rear.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Bugatti
Price $2,640,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2012
City mileage 8 MPG
Highway mileage 15 MPG

power & handling

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


Displacement 8,000 cc
Cylinders W16
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 254 mph
1/4 mile 10 s
0-60mph 2.5 s
0-100mph 5.5 s
0-200kph 7.1 s
Lateral acceleration 1.4 g
Drag coefficient 0.36


Drivetrain 4WD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,387 lb
Width 78.7 in
Height 46.9 in
Length 175.7 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in
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