The Bugatti Chiron has made a name for itself after having debuted at this year’s Geneva Auto Show. The French manufacturer has been in the limelight ever since introducing this marvellous vehicle to the world showing both sophistication and a sporty attitude.
The Chiron’s design is arguably one of the most unique we’ve seen so far retaining the beetle shape of the Veyron but at the same time standing out in a world of stylish Porsches, McLarens, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. It is sometimes described as “beauty and the beast” – beautiful with its sleek and elegant design but with an aggressive power like a beast waiting for its prey. Sure enough, the Chiron will leave its competitors and spectators in awe after strutting its way through the crowd.
It wouldn’t be considered a beast if the Chiron didn’t have enough power under its hood. And true enough, the Chiron is filled with power as it nestles inside it a reworked 8.0-liter W16 Veyron engine producing a whopping 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb.-ft. of torque. Although it is not as fast as the Veyron, the Chiron can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds at 260 mph tops (7 mph short from the Veyron Super Sport).
All these good stuff has had people on the edge of their seats expecting good stuff from the Chiron. And just like all other supercars, people are clamouring for something more from Bugatti – a roadster version of the Chiron. What better way to feel the power unleashed from this magnificent beast than to drive top down, right?
But it looks like all hope for an open-top version of the supercar will not be made a reality as Bugatti heads have already debunked these speculations. On an invite-only event prior to the press release of the Chiron, Bugatti chief Wolfgang Durheimer was asked if a Chiron roadster would soon follow suit but as expected, he refused to comment on the matter. In an interview at the opening of Bugatti’s only showroom in London, marketing chief Dr. Stefan Brungs further denies speculation that a Chiron roadster is in the works.
Bugatti is focusing more on finding homes for their 500 units of regular Chirons than on making future plans for the car. It hasn’t been long since the Chiron was launched to the public and it is still slowly making its way into the market but people are hoping that Bugatti reconsiders its decision in the future.
Everyone is hopeful that they make a Chiron roadster as they have made the Veyron Grand Sport which debuted four years after the standard Veyron; which means that maybe in the near future, hopefully in 2020, Bugatti finds time to develop a Chiron Grand Sport.