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Bugatti takes a pair of Veyrons to Shanghai show

Thu, 21 Apr 2011

The growth of manufacturing in Asia has minted more than a few wealthy people--the target audience for Bugatti.

The French-based boutique carmaker took two examples of the Veyron to this week's Shanghai motor show--the Asian debut for the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport and an individually customized 16.4 Grand Sport.

The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in Shanghai wears black-colored carbon-fiber bodywork, accented with polished and anodized aluminum trim such as the badges and wheels. The black carbon and beige leather cover the interior.

Under the engine cover is a quad-turbo 16-cylinder engine rated at 1,182 hp. Top speed is limited to 257 mph.

Bugatti says the car has already been sold to a customer in China.

The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport convertible is painted in matte white with blue accents. The interior is covered in blue leather with white stitching for contrast.

The 16-cylinder engine is rated at 987 hp, with a top speed of 252 mph. Bugatti says the car was built to the unnamed buyer's specifications.

Read the full press release below:

Bugatti displays new models at Auto Shanghai

Fastest production car in the world premieres in Asia, Special Grand Sport for the Auto Shanghai 2011

Molsheim/Shanghai, 19 April 2011 – Bugatti creates top-rate performing sports cars that are so unique in design and technique that they have been named pieces of art. The two latest masterpieces by this legendary European manufacturer will be on display at the Auto Shanghai 2011, an Asian debut for the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The Super Sport ranks as the highest performing car in existence with 882 kW (1,200 PS) and an electronically limited top speed of 415 km/h. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, whose 736 kW (1,001 PS) makes it the most powerful convertible in the world, will also be showcased by the Alsace-based luxury brand in Shanghai. But today‘s Bugattis are more than the ultimate sports cars – the Veyron 16.4 has already become an exclusive collector‘s item and a prized investment.

A special edition Grand Sport for the Auto Shanghai 2011

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport will be unveiled in Shanghai is finished in matte white, with the same tone on the roof‘s prominent air intakes. Blue carbon elements on the vehicle‘s lower section and blue finished alloy wheels in form a striking contrast. The blue color also dominates the super car's interior, set off to perfection by white stitching on seats, steering wheel and gear lever and an aluminum console. This vehicle has been specially built by the Bugatti customization team to its destined owner‘s exact specifications

“This Grand Sport is an example of the versatile possibilities customers have when designing their unique Grand Sport in co-operation with the Bugatti team”, explained the President of Bugatti Wolfgang D

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