New Bugatti world record car tipped

Last updated 12:05 10/04/2013
Images that appeared on the Internet purport to show Bugatti's new world record-breaking car.
LEAKED: Images that appeared on the Internet purport to show Bugatti's new world record-breaking car.

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Bugatti is predicted to be back in world record-making mode within days of its Veyron being stripped of the world's fastest production car title.

Bugatti revealed over night - via Facebook - a strange teaser image of some partly open doors and a few words that it was "almost time for us to share the latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance".

At the same time, pictures leaked onto the Internet suggesting the reveal will be a world record breaking version of the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse.

In the UK, Autocar believes the leaked pictures mean the new Bugatti will be called the "Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Convertible". It was reported that the pictures, leaked on Mileson-QC, were revealed by a potential customer for the car.

It was stated that the car will be revealed at the Shanghai motor show and had been test driven at , it is said to have been driven by a Chinese driver at 254.069 mph (408.8 kmh) at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track, making it the world's fastest convertible.

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