Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse roadster pays a 1200-horsepower visit to Jay Leno's Garage.
When Bugatti unveiled its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse for the first time in North America at Pebble Beach, it was finished in the same livery as Jay Leno's 1928 Bugatti Type 37A (which was also at the event). Now the French automaker has handed the keys to an orange example over to the Denim Chin for a closer encounter. Featuring a 8.0-liter W16 engine with four enlarged turbochargers, the world's fastest roadster takes the best parts of the Grand Sport and the Super Sport versions of the Veyron.
The result is 1,200 follicle-stimulating horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of heart-pounding torque, sans roof to let the monstrous sound in, while running to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and on to a staggering top speed of 258 mph. In other words, just the kind of ride a guy like Leno would appreciate, and appreciate it he does in the clip below. Check it out.