Just imagine what the performance would do to your facial features.
It’s already been three years since the Bugatti Chiron went on sale, and while it has spawned new variants including the Chiron Sport and the Divo, don’t get your hopes up for a convertible version. While its Veyron predecessor was given the roadster treatment in the form of the Grand Sport that retained the coupe’s phenomenal performance, Bugatti has made it clear that a Chiron Grand Sport isn’t part of the company’s future plans. This hasn’t stopped render artists from imagining what an open-top Chiron could look like, though.
This roofless Chiron render comes from CarNewsNetwork and looks as striking as you would expect, retaining the coupe’s distinctive central fin. If it entered production, there’s no doubting it would be one of the fastest convertibles ever made thanks to its coupe sibling’s 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder quad-turbo engine that produces 1,500 horsepower.
This setup enables the Chiron to do 0-62 mph in around 2.5 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 261 mph. Just imagine what that performance would do to your facial features in a convertible. The Grand Sport name is a callback to the Bugatti Type 40 and Type 43 from the late 1920s and early 1930s, which were the first models to be given the moniker.
Will we ever see an open-top Bugatti Chiron? Bugatti says it isn't happening, but don’t forget the automaker also ruled out an open-top Veyron before the Grand Sport arrived. We’re also hoping to see a more powerful Super Sport version join the lineup before the Chiron finishes production in 2022.
Looking ahead, Bugatti is looking to expand its lineup with a second model. Reports suggest the automaker has submitted proposals to VW to produce either an electric sedan bringing back the Royale nameplate or a "crossover-influenced sports car” that uses the same 641-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 as the Urus with electrical assistance bringing the output close to 1,000 horsepower. Time will ultimately tell which path Bugatti takes.