March 7, 2014
2014 Bugatti Veyron 4 Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti
The battle for supercar supremacy heats up with every new model produced. Well known exotic cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, along with a few not so popular manufacturers like Bugatti, Hennessey and others, all have super fast, super powerful, supercars.
Each claim superiority over the other. Quickness, speed, handling and 1,000 plus horsepower engines make each of these vehicles a force to be reckoned with on the track as well as on the highway.
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Once again a new model has entered into this dog-eat-dog world of supercars. It comes from Bugatti and is claimed to be the fastest production roadster ever built. The Rembrandt Bugatti Veyron 4 Grand Sport Vitesse, is built as a tribute to Rembrandt Buggatti and is the fourth model built in Bugatti’s Legends Series.
Rembrandt Bugatti is the younger brother of founder Ettore Bugatti. Rembrandt was considered to be one of the most artistic sculptors of his era, but ended his own life in Paris in 1916 at 31 years of age. He produced over 300 sculptures, paintings and drawings in his short life
Of the three previous tribute models of the Legends Series, all nine vehicles have been sold. Only three versions of each model were produced. The Rembrandt Veyron will be no different, with only three to be made. There will also be two other models produced in the Legends Series at a later date.
The vehicle is powered by an 8.0-L W16 engine that produces 1200 hp and 1106 lb-ft of torque. This supercar can reach a top speed of 253 mph (fastest production roadster, claimed), and sprint to a 2.6 second 0-60 mph.
Looking back to posts I have written on other “fastest” vehicles, this one won’t be in any record book because only three are going to be built. To make the Guineas Book of World Records for a production vehicle, 30 need to be produced, but only three will be. Even if they don’t consider it the fastest, according to their rules, we know differently.
Other than only three being built, Bugatti also used a two-tone finish of bronze clear-coated carbon, the preferred material of Rembrandt Bugatti. This combination of units and color distinguishes it from other Veyrons. There is also a laser etching of Rembrandt’s signature on the oil cap. The wheels are painted in two shade of brown to compliment the body color.
To keep with the tribute, Bugatti has placed a dancing elephant ornament on the rear center box and lower door panels of the interior. This ornament is a replica of one of Rembrandt’s actual sculptures. The steering wheel has a platinum EB logo on it and the center console has the same bronze clear-coated carbon finish as the body.
In the quest for who has the fastest vehicle, Bugatti does hold the current top speed record for a production vehicle, but with debate.
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