The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is a convertible fitted with the 1200hp W16 first seen in the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Coupé.
The open top will reach 62 mph from rest in 2.6 seconds and is normally restricted to a top speed of 233 mph, though racing driver Anthony Liu was timed at a smidgeon over 254 mph to make the model the fastest convertible in the world in April 2013.
Today’s Legend Jean Pierre Wimille limited edition is one of three built in honour of twice Le Mans winner Jean Pierre Wimille.
The Wimille Limited Edition features appear to be solely cosmetic with Clear Blue Carbon Fibre Wings / Fenderes and Wimille Blue body work apparently reversing the colour scheme of the 1937 Le Mans winning Bugatti Type 57G.
My thanks to Geoffrey Horton who took these photographs at last years Quail Concours d’Elegance. This will be the last of the current series of Tuesday Bugatti blogs.
Thanks for joining me on this “Legend Jean Pierre Wimille” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be listening to the sound of an experimental quad cam Jaguar V12 being started for the first time 40 years. Don’t forget to come back now !