Bugatti has released footage with the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car Edition hitting a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph).

Bugatti has released footage with the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car Edition hitting a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph).

The car with one of the longest names ever is at the same time the quickest convertible in the world. The record-breaking achievement was done by Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu at Volkswagen Group's Ehra-Lessien test track which has a 5.6-mile (9.01 km) long straight.

As you would imagine, this isn't a brand new car as it is basically the Grand Sport Vitesse with the speed limiter deactivated so it's not capped at 233 mph (375 km/h) anymore. Only eight cars will be built at an astounding price tag of 1.99M EUR (2.6M USD / 1.69M GBP) before taxes.

Power comes from the same quad-turbo W16 7.9-liter engine rated at 1,200 HP (882 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque. It's transferred to the wheels through a 7-speed, dual-clutch gearbox which enables the super convertible reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.6 seconds.

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