The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport was displayed in all of its splendor in Monterey giving us all a better look at the newest supercar. As we can see from the picture Bugatti has taken off the roof and increased the height of the windshield. Also the daytime running lights have been slightly altered and there is a removable and transparent polycarbonate roof.
This roof blends in well with the new A-pillars into the two painted carbon fiber strips that lead into the massive air intakes. These intakes help to feed the W16 quad-turbocharged 1001 horsepower engine. The new Grand Sport can hit 252 mph with the roof on and 224 mph when it has been removed.
Bugatti made several structural enhancements to ensure the Grand Sport shares the same chassis rigidity and safety standards as its fixed roof counterpart. The monocoque has been reinforced around the side skirts and transmission tunnel, the doors feature new longitudinal beams, and the air intakes have been redesigned to include ten-centimeter-wide carbon fiber elements to protect occupants in the event of rollover.
Only 150 examples will be made available, with the first 50 going to registered Bugatti customers. The first model will be auctioned off at the Gooding & Company auction tomorrow night, with all the profits over the 1.4 million euro ($2.05 million) sticker going to charity.