The Bugatti Veyron is among the most exclusive cars in the world, a 1,000-horsepower super exotic owned by fewer than 150 people. Every one of them is about to be upstaged by the drop-dead gorgeous roadster Bugatti will unveil later this month at the Pebble Beach Concours.

Bugatti pulled the wraps off the stunning Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport this morning. The company isn't saying much about the car before its Aug. 16 premier, but does say that structural changes and other innovations make the roadster as rigid -- and safe -- as the coupe, which does zero to 60 in as little as 2.3 seconds (Bugatti claims 2.5) and tops out at 253 mph.

The top looks opaque but is actually clear, and the car looks just as good with it as without. Aerodynamic tweaks improve airflow, allowing the two lucky occupants to enjoy the growl of the Veyron's 16-cylinder engine and the blurred landscape passing at 215 250 mph without mussing their hair.

Want one? Get in line. Word has it Bugatti will build just 80 Grand Sports at $2.25 million apiece, but it's not clear if those 80 are included in the 300 Veyrons the company will build. The first Grand Sport will be auctioned Aug. 17 at the concours.

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2 Opinions

  1. angel // 15 August 2008 at 07:50

    i LOVE that car... I LOVE THAT CAR!!!

  2. Jared // 15 November 2008 at 08:54

    I know I'm 3 months late, but my God. I think I had a cargasm.

    The headlights look so much better than the hardtop.