What’s black and orange and fast all over? The 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, duh. You may remember hearing Bugatti’s name in the news recently, as the Guinness Book of World Records decided to take the title of “fastest production car” away based strictly on a technicality. In response, Bugatti turned around and took the title for “fastest production convertible” and over a week later, we’re happy to report it’s still the titleholder. Call it serendipity, but sister publication Motor Trend heads to France to check on all things Bugatti on the latest episode of Ignition as well.
In Episode 65 of Ignition, Motor Trend’s Editor at Large, Angus Mackenzie, swings over to Molsheim, France, to see how Bugatti got to where it is today. Bugatti began life back in 1909 spanning vehicles like the Type 41, Type 57 Atlantic, and the Type 55 sports car. Today, Bugatti builds vehicles like the Veyron Grand Sport and Vitesse, both of which can break the 200 mph speed barrier just by batting an eye lash. Mackenzie shows us how fast these vehicles are firsthand when he travels to Wolfsburg, Germany, to see the Vitesse stretch its legs, and then later drives it himself. Needless to say, Mackenzie goes very, very fast.
Want to see more on the 2013 Bugatti Veyron Sport and Vitesse? Then you’re just going to have to check out the latest episode of Ignition below. Be sure to catch every new episode of Ignition as it airs on Motor Trend’s YouTube channel every Monday.