Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport alternatives

Latest model: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 2009
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 2009The world's most significant celebration of the automobile takes place annually in Monterey, California. In 2009, it saw some of the most elegant, exclusive, and valuable cars ever manufactured in over 100 years of motoring, with Bugatti playing a prominent role. On the evening prior to the Pebble Beach Concours D'elegance, the highlight of the event, the marque renowned for impeccable auto solutions, aesthetics and driving dynamics represented a second model to the world - the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport with a original removable roof.

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In response to buyer demand, significant modifications have been made to the vehicle's complex structure to make possible open-top driving, thereby adding a new dimension to this high-performance sports vehicle. Incorporating a host of new and high-tech security and equipment features, it is the world's fastest and most impressive roadster. It is immediately recognizable as a result of its slightly higher windscreen, stylized daytime running lights, and lightweight, transparent polycarbonate roof.

The main challenge in developing the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport with removable roof resulted from the original structure of the fixed-roof Bugatti Veyron. An optimum mix of rigidity and lightweight engineering ensures the monocoque passenger cell of the original model is extremely strong while weighing an absolute minimum - it is a central element of the vehicle's structure. As the roof is an integral part of this, removing it meant the load paths had to be completely refactored to maintain the vehicle's rigidity and crash security, and to provide add-on protection from side impacts and rolling.

As a result, the monocoque structure has been reinforced around the side skirts and the transmission tunnel. The B-pillars have been cross-stiffened using a carbon fibre support, and a central carbon plate has been positioned beneath the transmission tunnel to ensure the car suffers from less torsional flexing than any other roadster.