You may have certain preconceived notions about what exactly it is that makes a roadster appealing. However, if that same notion requires that every one of them is relatively light and sporty, then forget about that classification. When it comes to the 2013 Bugatti Veyron, the name of the game is power. This car isn’t exactly the Mazda convertible that you take out of the garage for a casual weekend drive; if anything, the Veyron risks being too powerful for its own good. However, for a Bugatti enthusiast who has always prized speed and power above all else, the Veyron might be exactly what you’re looking for.
If you’re willing to invest multiple millions in the newest venture from Bugatti, you might have a stake in one of the the fastest cars in the world. The Veyron is equipped with a 1001-hp W-16 engine and boasts 922 lb.-ft. of torque. Essentially, it’s the engine from the Bugatti coupe upgraded into the Grand Sport body style of the roadster. The Veyron can make it from 0 to 60 mph in the breakneck speed of 2.4 seconds. While this engine has managed to take a Bugatti Super Sport to 268 mph, tire considerations (and the lack of a more aerodynamic roof) will likely limit the Grand Sport to around 255 mph. So, the Veyron will be able to nearly quadruple many standard speed limits, which is nothing to be dismissive of.
Now, the greatest appeal for the 2013 Bugatti Veyron is more what is under the hood than what surrounds it. However, there is always something to be said for aesthetics when it comes to a car that functions so impressively, accelerates so effortlessly, and has caused such excitement in the automotive community. The design makes a statement without being bulky, and still manages to appear svelt despite its immense power. The interior is comfortable and aestheically pleasing, making the experience of pushing 250 mph all the more enjoyable. Few drivers will complain about the amount of engine noise from the Veyron, because the performance is simply that impressive. One of the luxuries of this car is being able to quiet down, push the accelerator, and let it roar. Conversationalists might be disappointed, but no one else will mind.
The 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is currently on sale, and reviews have been a mixture of being impressed with the handling and in awe of the incredible speed one is able to milk from a ride in the Veyron. Perhaps the biggest downside to investing in one of these impressive vehicles is the fact that it practically demands wide open space to accelerate. The Veyron was not built for city streets, and won’t be much fun to drive on one. However, if you’re already willing to grab one of these, plan ahead and get ready to take it to a highway where you can truly appreciate its abilities. In sum, the 2013 Veyron is another impressive showing from Bugatti, and redefines the abilities of a roadster in terms of speed, power, and handling.