This new video diary from evo founder Harry Metcalfe sees him take part in last month’s Mille Miglia piloting Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
As current supercars are not eligible to enter, the Veyron was in attendance as a support vehicle to the classic Type 35 competing on the event. The 375 vehicles that are accepted for the race have been selected from models that took part in the historical Mille Miglia races from 1927 to 1957.
Using the same 8.0-litre W16 from the 431 km/h Super Sport – complete with upgraded turbochargers, the Vitesse enjoys an elephantine 895 kW (1,200 hp) and 1,500 Nm of torque, rather than the usual 746 kW (1,001 hp) and 1,250 Nm seen in the regular open-topped model.
The Vitesse has also has been recognised as the world’s fastest open-top production sports car after reaching 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) at Ehra-Lessien.