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As if things couldn’t get better for Bugatti, their Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse set the world speed record for open-top production sports cars at the Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien.
TÜV, the renowned independent German organization for Technical Inspection and Certification, has officially confirmed that a top speed of 254.04 mph was achieved. The Vitesse was driven by the Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu.
After achieving the world record in the Vitesse, the 29-year old described his experience: “This was a very exciting moment. In our training sessions we exceeded 400 km/h but the fact that I could surpass this unbelievable speed once again and even higher has made me very proud. The car is even at such high speeds incredibly comfortable and stable. With an open top, you can really experience the sound of the engine and yet even at higher speeds I did not get compromised by the wind at all.”
For the record-breaking drive, the Vitesse received a powerful dual-color scheme in black and orange, perfectly translating its inner qualities into its exterior appearance. It will be available in a World Record Car (WRC) Edition, which is limited to eight vehicles with a price of 1.99 million euros plus tax.
The World Record Car will be unveiled globally at the Shanghai Motor Show April 21-29.[wzslider autoplay=”true” interval=”4000″ height=”600″ transition=”‘flash'”]