After being stripped of its title as the world’s fastest production car by the Hennessey Venom GT, Bugatti returns with the convertible Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which recently broke the record for the fastest convertible roadster in the world.
According to Yahoo! Autos, the car maker recently took the convertible sports car to VW’s 12-mile ring in Ehra-Lessien, Germany and hit a speed of 254.04 mph … breaking the record.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse boasts a pricetag of $2.6 million, and sports a two-tone orange and black color, and will be on display during this month’s Shanghai auto show.
“When we introduced the Vitesse, we established the top speed for open-top driving to be 375 km/h,” said Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “Still, we could not let go of the idea of reaching the 400 km/h mark with this car as well. The fact that we have succeeded in reaching 408.84 km/h is a thrill for me, and it reaffirms once again that Bugatti is the leader when it comes to technology in the international automotive industry.”
U.S. rivals Hennessey claim its 265 mph Venom GT tops the Veyron as the fastest production car in the world.