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Bugatti has announced the world premiere of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse will take place at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.

Confirming previous reports, the Grand Sport Vitesse is essentially a mix between the two Veyron variants: the Grand Sport (roadster) and Super Sport.

The Grand Sport Vitesse features the body structure of the Grand Sport while the visual appearance and performance of the Super Sport, which holds the current world speed record of 431km/h (268mph), is wrapped into one.

The Veyron Grand Sport roadster normally outputs 1,001HP (736kW / 987hp) and 1,250Nm (922lb-ft) torque, but in Vitesse dress it boasts the Super Sports muscle with 1,200HP (883kW / 1,184hp) and 1,500Nm (1,106lb-ft) of torque.

Just like the Super Sport, the increased power of the new roadster's 16-cylinder engine is accomplished with four enlarged turbos and intercoolers. The chassis has also been modified to support the extra power.

"The rapid success of the Super Sport convinced us to increase the performance of the Bugatti roadster. Once again our engineers worked hard to demonstrate that Bugatti is able to constantly redefine the boundaries of what is technically feasible," says Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer in a press statement. "We gave our all to transfer the achievements of the Super Sport over to the Grand Sport, thereby turning open-top driving itself into an extraordinary experience at high speed."

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