Bugatti Chiron “Roadster” Reported to Come in 2018

The long-awaited Bugatti Chiron has its official debut planned to be in March next year during the well-known Geneva’s auto show. It will come as a fixed top, but an open-top version has already a date to make its appearance (at least, the year)… 2018.

According to Autovisie, the open-top Bugatti Chiron will boast a removable top in two pieces like the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, but the Chiron will use a ‘T-bar’ to increase the stiffness of the car. The roof will be available in carbon fiber and probably in glass too.

What about a Bugatti Chiron 16.4 Grand Sport?

The Bugatti Chiron “Roadster” is not the official name and for sure it will not be because Bugatti never used terms like Roadster, Spyder, Convertible etc. to name its open-top cars just remember the Grand Sport (the convertible version of the 1001 hp Veyron ) and Vitesse ( the Veyron Super Sport’s convertible version),  these names are more likely to be used (what about a Chiron 16.4 Grand Sport?).

The Bugatti Chiron will be limited in 500 units — 50 units more than the Veyron — and certainly (as the Veyron) the open-top version units are included in this amount. By the way, 120 units have already found an owner.

Those who request/ed a Bugatti Chiron must wait a long time to put their hands on their toy, since the customer vehicles will start to be delivered in 2017 (during the first half, I think). In addition, they will pay something between 2.2-2.5 million euro or 2.3-2.6 million dollars (current rates) for it and here we’re not counting the taxes.

The Bugatti Chiron “Roadster” (or whatever its official name) will be, probably, powered by an electrically-supported 8.0L quad-turbo W16 engine delivering a total output of 1500 hp and 1500 NM of torque to the ground through a 7-speed DSG gearbox, such as the coupé promises to be.

We don’t know neither curb-weight nor dry-weight of the new Chiron, but the open-top version will be a little heavier than it — as always.

About the performance figures, the Chiron supposedly can sprint from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in amazing 2.3 seconds, 0-186 (0-300) within 15 seconds and it can reach an astronomical top speed — the speedometer shows a limit of 310 mph (500 km/h) (I’m not saying that it will be able to reach that speed).

The performance figures of the open-top Chiron will be the same of the coupé or it may be a little slower thanks to the extra weight.

As aforementioned, the Bugatti Chiron will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year, while the open-top version will come at some point in 2018 (not confirmed yet).

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POSTED ON Nov 25, 2015

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