In the closing days of the Bugatti Veyron or perhaps any car, it has almost become customary for manufacturers to unveil a special edition model to mark the end of a production run. However, for the Bugatti Veyron, the next potential model that could be produced to truly mark the end of the Veyron and make way for the Galibier sedan is said to be impossible at the time being. The impossible being a Veyron Super Grand Sport, meaning a range-topping Super Sport but with its head cut-off.
In a press conference with Bugatti’s (and Bentley’s CEO) Wolfgang Durheimer, he said that a convertible Super Sport Veyron is impossible because the car’s structure was tuned specifically in favor of aerodynamics while the car’s carbon-fiber unibody is there to promise maximum torsion rigidity.
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So thus, despite the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport having the stiffness to pull-off a convertible version, Durheimer said that it doesn’t have enough structural rigidity to have its head cut off with a folding roof of some sort. There are also “aerodynamic difficulties” concerning the airflow to the massive, quad-turbo W16 engine.
Instead of offering a Veyron Super Sport convertible, Durheimer also added that Bugatti is working on a more powerful version that will get closer to producing 1,200-hp.
As for the never-to-be convertible SuperSport, let’s just hope that some ambitious owner doesn’t pull a Billy Idol and take a chainsaw to the roof.
– By: Chris Chin