Feast your eyes on the La Voiture Noire Roadster Bugatti will never build.
One of the showstoppers at Geneva was undoubtedly the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, a one-off, modern interpterion of the iconic Type 57 SC Atlantic based on the Divo. It cost the owner a staggering $18 million after taxes, making it the most expensive new car ever produced. Bugatti has said the La Voiture Noire is strictly a one-off, but that hasn’t stopped render artist AksyonovNikita from imagining what a roadster version would look like.
Without a roof, this hypothetical Bugatti La Voiture Roadster arguably looks even more stunning than the coupe. The artist has done a commendable job transforming the one-off hypercar into a convincing-looking convertible without sacrificing the car’s stunning shape.
As well as chopping off the roof, the rendering artist has given the La Voiture Noire a metallic blue finish (wouldn’t "Bugatti La Voiture Bleu?” be a more fitting name now?) with contrasting bronze wheels. The interior has also been retrimmed with the same bronze finish as the wheels.
If it was given the green light, the La Voiture Noire Roadster would be powered by the Chiron's 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine that pumps out 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. This enables the fixed-roof Chiron to hit 0-62 mph in around 2.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 261 mph.
While the probability of Bugatti building a La Voiture Noire Roadster is extremely unlikely, this doesn't mean there won't ever be a convertible version of the Chiron, as reports suggest the open-top Chiron Aperta will launch after the hardcore track-focused SS. Like the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse before it that came out towards the end of the Veyron’s lifecycle, it will reportedly feature a removable hardtop roof. A lightweight Chiron Superleggera is also rumored to be in the works.