Bugatti won’t bring out a roadster or convertible version of the Chiron, according to Autocar. The report cites Bugatti sales and marketing boss Stefan Brungs, who confirmed the 1,500-hp supercar will keep its top.
The move signals a big departure for Bugatti, which introduced a targa-roofed version of the Chiron’s predecessor. The Bugatti Veyron was offered in Grand Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse convertible trims.
This doesn’t mean Bugatti has ruled out alternative or faster versions of the Chiron, however. “We’re looking at different options for the car,” Brungs told Autocar. But for now, the priority remains selling the standard Chiron models.
Bugatti plans to produce 500 copies of the Chiron, or 50 more units than the Veyron. The Chiron costs an anxiety-inducing 2.4 million euros, which today equates to more than $2.6 million. It’s powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W-16 that produces 1,500 hp, up from 1,200 hp available on the Veyron. Top speed on the Bugatti Chiron is limited to 261 mph, although it can go faster.
With these performance credentials, Bugatti will attempt to break its own world speed record for a road car in 2018. If Bugatti achieves its goal, the Chiron will beat the current record holder, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, which reached a top speed of 268 mph.