When asked about cool cars and which is the coolest, the Bugatti Veyron will always be up there with the best of them. Here we showcase some amazing pictures (which make cool wallpapers) and video of this beast. The cool Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is the world’s fastest convertible. With a top speed of 407kmh (252mph) it tops the former record holder, Ferrari’s Scuderia Spider 16M, by 92kmh (57mph).
The powerful 1,001HP roadster boasts a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of just 2.5 seconds and, as you’d hope, comes fitted with ceramic brakes for cool, controlled stops from high speeds. These impressive speeds are achievable when the convertible’s polycarbonite roof is fitted, but is engineered with drag reduction in mind – fetching as much as 360kph/224mph with the roof off. If you don’t care for the hassle of a rigid roof, Bugatti have come up with a unique umbrella-like cover (video below) that will protect the interior from the rain and fold back down in a snap.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport’s chassis and panels are made from both carbon fiber and aluminum, in a complex re-engineering of the coupe model to maintain crash protection with the roof-less structure. The tires for the car were made specially by Michelin to withstand the high temperatures generated at its high speeds. They will apparently cost $17,000 or £12,000 to replace.
Only 150 examples of this €1.4 | $1.75 | £1.25 million supercar will be made, with around 40 to 50 going to registered Bugatti owners. Unlike with Shelby’s Ultimate Aero, Bugatti are sticking to their old-school roots and will not be releasing an electric version, despite the price tag.
Video of Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: World’s Fastest Convertible
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Specifications
7 Speed DSG
Front Axle Differential With Haldex Clutch; Rear Axle With Transverse , Fully Locking
Displacement 8.0 Liters
Quad-Turbocharged 16 Cylinder
1001 hp @ 6000 rpm
922 lb-ft. @ 2200 rpm
Curb Weight = 4339 lbs.
Length = 175.7 in.
Height = 47.4 in.
Wheelbase = 106.7 in.
Width = 78.7 in.
Top Speed 252.9 mph
With Roof in Place, 223.7 mph
With Roof Open. 80.7 mph
With Bad Weather 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Less Than 2.7 sec
1/4 mile Approx. 10.5 sec
Coefficient of Drag 0.39
Verdict – Cool Car?
Very cool, possibly the coolest car in the world. Fastest convertible car in the world, cool looks, what more could you want! Downside is no cupholder, costly…not only buying the car but the repairs and god only knows what the car insurance would cost on this bad boy!
- Body Style: Convertible, Sports Car
- Engine Type: Gas
- Manufacturer: Bugatti
- Price: $2,100,000 (as tested)