The Monaco madness came and went in a flash. Car collectors are already looking ahead to RM Sotheby’s sale of Michael Dingman’s remarkable car collection, which will be taking place in Hampton, New Hampshire in mid-June. However, Borro Blog has decided to opt for one of the key lots to come out of the bi-annual Monte Carlo sale, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
RM Sotheby’s describes the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse to be at the ‘very top of the pyramid within Veyron hierarchy’. It is also extremely rare; the Vitesse is one of the last 92 Veyrons built.
The design contributes to the rarity and desirability from a collector’s perspective. It is finished in a two-tone blue contrast, with contrasting blue carbon fiber, diamond-cut wheels and clear-glass taillights.
The interior emulates this design, with contrasting blue stitching throughout. The Bugatti features a Transformer logo between the seats, a subtle memento of the fact it was commissioned in a Transformers livery.
Specs, Performance and World Records
In terms of specs and performance, the Bugatti is second to none. It’s a well-known fact that the Veyron is the fastest car on the planet, after it recorded 268 mph at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessein test track.
However, the Vitesse model boasts the world record for the world’s fastest open-topped car, with a top speed of 254 mph.
If that didn’t impress you then these engine specs will: the Vitesse model is fitted with the ultimate 1,200 bhp quad turbo W-16 engine and open top bodywork. This allows the car to reach 0-62 mph in just 2.46 seconds.
A Future Collectible
Since its initial unveiling at the Geneva 2012 Motor Show, the Bugatti has been considered by many to be one of the most spectacular cars built thus far in the 21st century.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse went under the hammer for a hefty €1,720,625 ($2,020,000) in Monaco on May 12th. However, due to the rarity and desirability of this prestigious super-car, it is sure to be a collectible that will demand astronomical fees in years to come.