Bugatti has announced details of its latest Grand Sport Vitesse variant, which was built to celebrate pianist Lang Lang’s performance at Château St. Jean in Molsheim, where the factory had been converted into a concert hall for one night only.
Inspired by the keys of a concert piano and the iconic Type 57 Atalante, the exterior is finished in a mixture of black-tinted carbon fibre and “Blanc Atalante”, while the filler cap has been gold plated. Gold also features on the steering wheel centre and clasp, while the black and white leather on the door panels mimic music note lines. Finally, Lang Lang was called upon to sign the centre console’s piano black inserts.
Using the 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 was also recognised as the world’s fastest open-top production sports car after reaching 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) at Ehra-Lessien.