by Kristie LeVangie
I can’t seem to get it out of my head.
“I woke up in a new Bugatti-atti.” I repeat the line over and over. Thank you very much, Ace Hood. That now makes two songs.
If you’re like me, you have absolutely no idea what a Bugatti is. I mean, just when you think you’ve heard it all, you’re hit with this strange word…But never fear, I have done some legwork for us.
The Grand Sport Vitesse is the fastest production roadster ever built.
Bugatti is a manufacturer of high-end designer cars that quite frankly wet my panties. Started by an underage automotive genius as an idea in 1900 has become quite a thing of modern beauty with a clear note of self-indulgence.
My favorite is the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. It boasts the perfect combination of performance and decadent design. Agree?
I could insert a bunch of mechanical lingo here, but all you need to know that it uses four turbochargers and air coolers to significantly increase power. Reduced exhaust gas back pressure means it does it with even lower fuel consumption.
The 4-pump tank fuel system you can see in its Super Sport model. And its 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG) has had some improvements especially in the gearing to ensure optimum performance.
This sex kitten reaches maximum torque of 1,500 Nm at 3,000 – 5,000 rpm, provides a maximum output of 1,200 hp at 6,400 rpm and an outright sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.6 seconds (according to their website).
If those numbers got you hot, this model has 199 more horsepower over its Grand Sport model and reaches a top speed of 255 mph!
But don’t think she isn’t safe. Engineers have equipped her with quick-responding dampers (adapted from motor racing). She has better control making body rolling and pitching around those fast curves virtually impossible.
What choo lookin’ at? You checking out her tires?
Those are lighter 20-inch alloy wheels backed by an all-wheel-drive system.
The story here is “waking up in a new Bugatti” would be a something like Heaven if Heaven were a place of sex and sin…oh! and perpetual debt.
This gorgeous creature is worth every bit of what she’ll run you…upwards of $2.7 million.