After almost losing its Guinness World Record for the fastest production car Bugatti made sure they set another within a week’s time. Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse now the fastest convertible now holds the record for the World’s fastest open-top production car.
Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu set the record with a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien proving grounds. According to Liu, “This was a very exciting moment. In our training sessions we exceeded 400 km/h (248 mph) 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.”
To celebrate the record, Bugatti will make 8 units of the special edition Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car Edition to be launched at the Shanghai Motor Show.