Fastest Open-Topped Bugatti In History Now Available As Diecast. For $12,000
There are few people in the world who can afford a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, and since they are no longer in production, fewer still who can own one. But the Amalgam Collection is now bringing back the world’s fastest open-topped production car – at least, in 1:8 scale.
The company renowned for highly detailed models and reproductions has revealed its latest creation, finished almost completely in white in recognition of the design of Bugatti designer Ettiene Salome, who also helped configure the model and approved its final design. The 1:8-scale Vitesse was produced with the help of Bugatti and with computer scanning of the real thing, and is detailed right down to the logo on the steering wheel.
While Bugatti sold Veyrons in their hundreds, making the entire lineup quite rare, it’s got nothing on this model: the one you see here is the only example available. And for both this quality and rarity, you’ll have to pony up $12,000 for the right to own the only one in the world, though that also comes with a signed plaque, certificate and an original Etienne Salome hand sketch of the car.
The real Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was a milestone hypercar; available from 2012 to 2015, it reached a top speed of 254.0414 mph, powered by an 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 that pumped out 1,184hp for a 0-60mph time of 2.6 seconds (0-100kph in 2.46 seconds). A 408.84kph top speed officially makes the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse the fastest production roadster in the world.
*Images courtesy of Amalgam Collection