The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rafale
I’m curious how fast you can say “Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rafale Special Edition” without getting it wrong. I’ve tried a couple of times and my best time was about 2.6 seconds.
The vehicle in question here was presented at the Sao Paulo Motor Show and from the looks of it, someone in the French carmaker’s creation department is running out of ideas. Based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, the Rafale edition features a set of exclusive alloys and a two-tone exterior with “Gris Rafale” paint and blue carbon fiber.The interior has been fitted with lake blue leather seats, light grey stitching and blue carbon fiber trim.
Under that glossy blue paint, the Rafale has a the same quad-turbocharged 7.9-liter W16 engine that produces 1,200 HP – 882 kW and 1,500 Nm of torque. As the Sport Vitesse, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 410 km/h (255 mph). So you can’t even say its name right and you’ve already achieved take-off speed.
As a bonus, the special edition has a price tag of around $2,5 million which represents a $274,175 increase over the standard model. Way to go Bugatti! Keep up the good work!