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Old 24th August 2011, 19:58   #1
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First ever Spy pictures of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with a retractable hardtop, expected to be christened the Grand Super Sport. The exhausts and the beefed up front are dead giveaway
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The supercar of supercars, the Bugatti Veyron is up for a new model. Meet the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Super Sport. The Grand Sport is as you might know the roadster version of the Veyron, and the Super Sport is the climax of the Veyron with its monstrous 1200 horsepower.
And now the team behind Bugatti, with Wolfgang Durheimer at the top, has combined those two models into a Veyron Grand Sport Super Sport as these photos show. Not only do they show this new model, it’s also almost totally uncamoflaged. Just some smaller parts on the front bumper are covered up. As we can see the NACA air ducs that usually are on the Super Sport model have been changed for the normal Grand Sport air intakes due to the fact that the NACA air ducs will not work with the roof removed.


Bugatti boss Wolfgang Durheimer said some days ago that a more powerful version of the Grand Sport could be possible, but we guess he didn’t expect us to prove that with photos so quick.
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Great pictures! Thanks for sharing! This would be one hell of a car. Imagine going around with the top down at 350+ kmph!! Aren't the front day time running lights different (new)? Also, isn't the rear bumper very slightly modified from the normal Veyron? 1200 horses!!!!

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IMO the rear looks good than the front. Reminds me Nissan GTR.
1200 horses under the hood

BTW what is that NACA sir ducts?
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BTW what is that NACA air ducts?
NACA air ducts/scoops are low-drag design air inlets developed to minimize the drag while increasing the airflow into the engine.

Unlike other Veyrons (Coupe and Grand Sport) which sported protruding air-scoops, the Veyron Super Sport had NACA air-ducts to help it reclaim the World Speed Record.
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Not just the Veyron SS, some other cars like the GTR too sport NACA ducts.
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Hope that clarified things for you
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^^ NACA air ducts are, you could say "NASA air ducts".

NACA was the NASA of yesteryears.

You'll find this design of duct on most modern aircrafts.

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PS - Wow Bugatti is really getting creative with their naming! I wonder when they will launch the Grand Super Sport Pur Sang Noir...

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^^ NACA air ducts are, you could say "NASA air ducts".

NACA was the NASA of yesteryears.

You'll find this design of duct on most modern aircrafts.

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PS - Wow Bugatti is really getting creative with their naming! I wonder when they will launch the Grand Super Sport Pur Sang Noir...
or how about the Grand Super Sport Pur Sang Noir Club Sport ! :P.

anyhoo an automatic metal folding hard top eh ? I wonder how much weight will this add on to the car and if so have they done anything to make up for the performance loss via additional weight.
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or how about the Grand Super Sport Pur Sang Noir Club Sport ! :P.

anyhoo an automatic metal folding hard top eh ? I wonder how much weight will this add on to the car and if so have they done anything to make up for the performance loss via additional weight.
As I told in my initial post, Veyron Grand Sport and this Grand Super Sport is having a retractable hardtop not a folding one.

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So what happens you're driving without the roof and it rains, use the square umbrella Bugatti gives you which can keep both you and the interiors dry
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As I told in my initial post, Veyron Grand Sport and this Grand Super Sport is having a retractable hardtop not a folding one.

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So what happens you're driving without the roof and it rains, use the square umbrella Bugatti gives you which can keep both you and the interiors dry
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Oh retractable doesn't mean folding mechanism. I see...Ah too bad.
Where do you put the roof if you decide to go open top in the middle of nowhere ? Enough storage in the boot ? or I guess the front :P ?
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Oh retractable doesn't mean folding mechanism. I see...Ah too bad.
Where do you put the roof if you decide to go open top in the middle of nowhere ? Enough storage in the boot ? or I guess the front :P ?
Nowhere, Bugatti gives you a stand to hook up the roof onto which will neatly be tucked away in your garage
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Nowhere, Bugatti gives you a stand to hook up the roof onto which will neatly be tucked away in your garage
That is just silly now. But I guess silly is a word Veyron buyers aren't familiar with and that's a good thing . Thanks for posting this Scorcher.
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More, High-quality pictures and details of the Veyron Grand Super Sport emerge!
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A Bugatti test group had an outing recently and our intrepid spy photographers were on hand to get a peek at the action.
This Veyron spied here, dressed in white, is believed to be a Super Sport edition of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport (convertible variant), due to the disguised bumpers which are similar to the Veyron Super Sport but with the large, fixed air intakes from the Grand Sport.
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on the possibility of a power-boosted Grand Sport. Bugatti President Wolfgang Durheimer hinted then that the new edition could come with more power than the standard Veyron's 1,001 PS (736 kW / 987 hp) and 1,250 Nm of torque (922 lb-ft) but less than the 1,200-PS (882 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1106 lb-ft) of torque on the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.
What we see here is apparently some combination of the two.
We await further details.
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Finally Revealed as Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

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Bugatti has announced the world premiere of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse will take place at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.
Confirming previous reports, the Grand Sport Vitesse is essentially a mix between the two Veyron variants: the Grand Sport (roadster) and Super Sport.
The Grand Sport Vitesse features the body structure of the Grand Sport while the visual appearance and performance of the Super Sport, which holds the current world speed record of 431km/h (268mph), is wrapped into one.
The Veyron Grand Sport roadster normally outputs 1,001HP (736kW / 987hp) and 1,250Nm (922lb-ft) torque, but in Vitesse dress it boasts the Super Sports muscle with 1,200HP (883kW / 1,184hp) and 1,500Nm (1,106lb-ft) of torque.
Just like the Super Sport, the increased power of the new roadster's 16-cylinder engine is accomplished with four enlarged turbos and intercoolers. The chassis has also been modified to support the extra power.
"The rapid success of the Super Sport convinced us to increase the performance of the Bugatti roadster. Once again our engineers worked hard to demonstrate that Bugatti is able to constantly redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible," says Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer in a press statement. "We gave our all to transfer the achievements of the Super Sport over to the Grand Sport, thereby turning open-top driving itself into an extraordinary experience at high speed."
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:O :O That car is going to be crazy!!! 1.2kHP!

I wonder why Bugatti keeps making new versions! They really do not need to do all this. What they have done is truly remarkable. They are definitely pioneering the auto industry.
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:O :O That car is going to be crazy!!! 1.2kHP!

I wonder why Bugatti keeps making new versions! They really do not need to do all this. What they have done is truly remarkable. They are definitely pioneering the auto industry.
I don't think they had any plans at all to build these 1200bhp versions, the SuperSport and Grand Sport Vitesse. But when SSC Ultimate Aero broke their fastest production car record, they just wanted to reclaim their pride and hence went and created the SuperSport.

The Vitesse might very well be the curtain call for the Veyron. I think they're calling it off after this and go ahead with the Galibier sedan.

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Dont know if anyone has noticed but Bugatti have not managed to defy the 2.5s to 62mph barrier with all the improved and lighter variants of the Veyron like the grandsport, vitesse etc. The top-end invariably improves and it pulls even more ballistically through the revs but it just has not been able to better 2.5

While 2.5 is unreal in its own right (the fastest bike in the world BMW s1000rr with a much much MUCH higher power:weight obviously is still 2.5 to the ton ..NO FASTER)

I expected Bugatti to better the 2.5secs record considering the Aventador SV and the Enzo replacement from Ferrari, both would be expected to match the 0-100 timing.

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