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EVO was present during the Grand Sport Vitesse record setting moment

By PetrolHead on 13 Apr 2013

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Though not officially recognised by Guinness World Records, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - a targa top Grand Sport fitted with a 1,200bhp engine of a Super Sport - is currently the fastest hairdryer (roadster) in the world.

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The record was set at Volkswagen Group's proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien and was verified by TUV, a renowned independent German organisation for Technical Inspection and Certification, officially confirmed that a top speed of 408.84 km/h was recorded.

Harry Metcalfe of U.K. automotive publication EVO was at the track when the feat was accompolished by a 29-year old Chinese entrepreneur and racing driver, Anthony Liu. The highlight of the video is around the 3:16 mark when the car zooms down the main straight at 407km/h.

Besides F1 races held under the lights here, I have occasionally witnessed raging bulls and prancing horses zooming past and I can only imagine what 400+ km/h could feel or sound like.

Speaking of the Veyron, here is the video where James May of Top Gear achieved 417km/h in a Veyron Super Sport at the same track.

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Written by PetrolHead
A passionate motoring enthusiast since little, Akram's articles gives alternative insights on the latest motoring news.

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