When we got the call to transport the monstrous 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse to the Calgary International Auto Show we were absolutely honoured. The opportunity to work with a $2.3M exotic does not come around every day and to say the least, this was one for the books! The Bugatti was completely brand new and had just flown in from Germany. Our client was also very particular as to who would be handling this calibre of a car. Here is what they had to say after the fact:
“Justin did a great job today in handling of the load, lashing and transport of the Bugatti Veyron. Justin was knowledgeable, courteous and efficient. Your service was on time and more importantly the vehicle arrived in safe condition to the Calgary Auto & Truck Show. We will definitely give JT HOTSHOTTING future considerations on our next vehicle transports we have in Alberta or in BC.”
The All-New 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
What Bugatti did for 2013 was basically take a Veyron Super Sport coupe, add a removable top, increased the size of the 4 turbochargers and intercoolers and called it a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
The Vitesse now sits at 1200 bhp and 1106 lb.-ft. of torque which is produced by a giant 8.0-liter W-16 engine. The car will reach 0-60 in a staggering 2.4s. Not bad for a 4400 lb package. The car has also been designed to reach a top speed of 268 MPH (431 KM/H) however for tire reasons will be limited to 258 MPH (415 KM/H). You’d better own a huge part of earth to test that out and sets of tires will run you a cool $30K which only last about 37 miles at that rate.
When I arrived at the auto show in Calgary around the back end of the BMO Center, everyone was busy setting up and no one was really paying attention to me. I back my trailer into the loading bay and starting unlocking my ramp door. I thought this would be interesting to see what happens once I drop the rear door! Sure enough, the minute the rear end of the Bugatti was visible, I had a flock of on-lookers around my trailer.
Everyone was waiting impatiently for me to get into the car, fire it up and back it out of my trailer. By the time I had it unloaded, it was decided as to where it had to be placed in the convention centre. So as I proceeded to drive this beast to its final spot, people were literally dropping whatever they were doing to follow me. The crowd around the car was unreal! Needless to say I was sad to park it and shut it off but definitely appreciate the experience! Enjoy the photos and feel free to read more about our Auto Transport services.