Air, Earth & Water15.04.2013

Bugatti sets world convertible speed record

The feat was accomplished by Chinese driver Anthony Liu on the Volkswagen test track at Ehra-Lessien in Germany.

Bugatti sets world convertible speed record
Luxury car manufacturer Bugatti has announced that its Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has beaten the world record for a convertible by reaching 408.84 km/h.

The feat was accomplished by Chinese driver Anthony Liu on the Volkswagen test track at Ehra-Lessien in Germany.

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.

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has been on the market since spring 2012 and it has a W16 1.200hp engine.

The speed record for a convertible will be made official during the Shanghai Auto Show which will begin on April 21.





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