2009 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Grand Sport

In Summer 2008, as a response to customer request, Bugatti is introducing a new model – the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, a roadster with a unique, removable roof. The world’s most exclusive car combines the ultimate in performance with the pleasure of open-top driving. The sophisticated design of its bodywork and aerodynamic components directs the airflow over the heads of driver and passenger so they feel no draught.

As well as a large number of new equipment features, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport also incorporates innovative structural solutions designed to ensure that the roadster offers the same extremely high levels of passive safety as the coupe.

In keeping with Ettore Bugatti’s exclusive product philosophy, many design features that make this possible are unique in contemporary automotive engineering.

See full 2009 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Grand Sport Gallery here

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is the world’s fastest and most exciting roadster, and will be displayed to the public for the first time on the afternoon of August 16, 2008, outside The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

The highest bidder will have the opportunity to specify their new car at the factory in Molsheim/Alsace by bidding on the first customer car at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on August 17th.

Story by Gooding & Company

Pictures & Gallery

See full 2009 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Grand Sport Gallery here

 

Specs & Performance

related cars 1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport
   
type Series Production Car
released at 2008 Pebble Beach Concours
built at Molshiem, France
price $ $ 2,100,000
price €/td> €1,666,000
price £/td> £1,400,000
engine Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Quad Turbocharged
block material Forged Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Multi-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement 7993 cc / 487.76 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.4 in
stroke 86 mm / 3.4 in
power 746.4 kw / 1001 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 125.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 503.02 bhp per tonne
torque 1250.1 nm / 922 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm
redline 6600
body / frame Aluminum Panels over Carbon Fibre Monocoque w/Aluminum Front Subframe, Hybrid VCarbon/Stainless Steel Rear Subframe
driven wheels 4WD
f suspension Control Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Control Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1990 kg / 4388 lbs
transmission Electronically-Controlled Ricardo 7-Speed e/Dual-Clutch
tran clutch Haldex LSD Clutch
top speed ~407.08 kph / 253 mph
0 – 200 kph ~2.7 seconds

Auction Sales History

2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse ‘Le Ciel Californien’ VF9SV2C24DM795020 – sold for $2,420,000 The one-off, special-edition “Le Ciel Californien”. Unique color scheme, inspired by the 1928 Type 37A raced by Pierre Veyron. The first Grand Sport Vitesse shown in North America. Displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and The Quail in 2012, as well as at the Qatar Motor Show in January 2013. Single ownership and under 3,000 miles from new. Freshly serviced and still under factory warranty. The world’s fastest production convertibl.
Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions

2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport VF9515K25241M795018 – did not sell for €850,000 A technological tour de force. The first Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport delivered to France. Features a “669” motif, amongst other special options. Under 1,300 kilometres since new.
Auction Source: 2014 Paris by RM Auctions

2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Bleu Nuit – sold for $2,310,000 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Bleu Nuit chassis VF9SK2C24BM795010. The most important performance car of modern times. A one-off “Blue Night” iteration. Stunning blue carbon fiber and complementing polished aluminum. Single ownership and very limited mileage.
Auction Source: RM’s Art of the Automobile

2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport VF9SK2C28AM795302 – sold for $1,155,000 Open-Top Variant of the Celebrated Veyron. One of Fewer than 150 Examples Built. Hand-Built 1,001 HP W-16 Engine. Single Ownership from New. Breathtaking Performance Packaged in Luxury. Thrilling Open-Air Version of Bugatti’s Supercar.
Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction