WITH PRODUCTION of the 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport now under way, Bugatti has unleashed a batch of new photos showing the topless Veyron in its element: roaming the vineyards of Napa Valley in the US.
Unveilled last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d???Elegance in California, the question of whether the car would see the road was answered when the first production slot was auctioned off on the day.
Sales of the convertible Grand Sport are expected to be limited, with just 150 examples to be built, and the first 50 slots to be made available exclusively to existing Bugatti owners.
Powered by the same 747kW W16 engine as its hardtop brother, the Grand Sport has undergone extensive development to ensure it maintains the same structural integrity and strength that has made speeds upward of 400km/h possible for the ???regular??? model.
Despite its 1.4 million Euro price tag, 30 of the convertible Veyrons are already spoken for, and the happy owners should take delivery some time around July.