15 Apr '13, 3pm

Bugatti sets world convertible speed record

Bugatti sets world convertible speed record

Car manufacturer Bugatti has announced that by reaching 408.84 km/h, its Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has has beaten the world record for a convertible. The feat, accomplished by Chinese driver Anthony Liu, took place on the Volkswagen test track at Ehra-Lessien in Germany. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has been on the market since spring 2012 and it has a W16 1.200hp engine. According to the manufacturer, the car can go from 0 to 100km/h in 2.6 seconds and from 0 to 300km/h in just 16 seconds for an extreme combined fuel consumption of 23.1l/100km. That is the equivalent of the emission of 539g/km of CO2. The 408.84km/h record for a convertible will be made official during the Shanghai Auto Show which will begin on April 21.

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/automobile/bugatti-world-convertible...

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