Video: David Green Drives The Bugatti Veyron Vitesse
The Bugatti Veyron is no stranger here at TopSpeed, but it seems every time we see one move, it still catches us by surprise, as it emanates the majestic beauty and radiates cylinder thumping masterpieces from its massive W-16 engine. That’s definitely the case here, as race car driver David Green powers up a canyon road in this Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
In this wonderfully shot, yet way-too-short video, Green talks about what it’s like to drive the Veyron. He begins by mentioning the car feels much smaller one behind the wheel and is rather easy to place on the road. Once the hammer is dropped, however, the car comes alive with brutal acceleration. Making the car even more amazing is the open top that allows all the noises and burbles from the 1,200-horsepower W-16 to enter the cabin, making for a unique experience.
Toward the end of the video, Green makes an interesting argument for purchasing such a supercar. It has nothing to do with practicality or even being a show-off, it’s all about appreciating the design, engineering, and the pentacle of car technology.
It’s hard to imagine a more powerful Veyron, but somehow, Bugatti managed to make the Grand Sport Vitesse with over 200 more horsepower than the original Veyron. Kicking out 1,200 total horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque, the quad-turbo W-16 rockets the car from zero to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds on its way to a 255 mph top speed.
Price falls into the category of “If you have to ask, it’s more than you can afford.” But lets say you need a figure to cut a check for, well that number would be around $2.6 million.