Don’t count Bugatti down-and-out. True, the maker recently had to relinquish the title of “World’s Fastest Production Car,” having been bested by the Hennessy Venom. But if you lose one trophy line up another, it seems, and Bugatti proved it still had plenty of game by delivering a 408.84 kmh run in its open-topped Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
For the metrically challenged, that works out to an impressive 254.04 miles per hour with driver Anthony Liu behind the wheel at the Volkswagen proving grounds in Ehra-Lessian Germany. The maker had the folks from TUV, the German technical inspection and record keepers, on hand for the run, which it hopes will help ensure a place for the black-and-orange super-coupe a place in the Guinness World Records.
You can check out the image here of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse making its run or – if you just happen to be there – see it in the actual sheet metal a few weeks from now when Bugatti puts it on display at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
You can even buy one of its clones, the French-based Bugatti planning to offer eight of them for a mere 1.990 million Euros – or $2.61 million.