• Dec 4, 2007
It's been a while since we got a fresh batch of Bugatti Veyron Spider/Targa rumors, but Autogespot has ended the lull with inside sources claiming that a prototype of the open-air supercar is already on the road and that sales will begin next year. Apparently, the only downside to lopping off the roof on a car capable of hitting 400 km/h (248 mph) is that aero restrictions are going to limit the speed to a pedestrian 340 km/h (211 mph). We can sense your disappointment, but that's not even the worst of it. The removable roof won't be able to be stored on the go, so if the sky opens up mid-jaunt, you'll be forced to construct a makeshift roof out of the spare $100 bills lining your pockets.

[Source: Autogespot]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Couldn't you just drive so fast that the rain would never be able to penetrate the air rushing over the car?
        • 7 Years Ago
        good point
        • 7 Years Ago
        YES!
        • 7 Years Ago
        A+ for your comment.
        • 7 Years Ago
        untill the driver hydroplanes and has a 1 million dollar accident. F for the comment
      • 7 Years Ago
      "you'll be forced to construct a makeshift roof out of the spare $100 bills lining your pockets."

      HAHA
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why not make some kind of folding cloth top?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Last time these rumors went around it had something like a temporary cloth roof that could be installed if you get caught in the rain.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Lambo LP640 has the cloth thing idea. It was in the the supercar showdown by Clarkson, and it doesn't look easy.

      I think it looks ever better with that top off.

      And, I think it needs better looking wheels.
      • 7 Years Ago
      are people really driving these cars in the rain?
      I'm sorry, let me rephrase that: are people (besides automotive press) actually even driving these cars on the road? I thought these cars were simply a status/showcar tool. I say leave the uber-beast as is and simply add a solar roof and splash guards. I've always said it just needed mud-flaps to bring the whole design together. Well, that and my heavy right foot.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Its AWD... If I had one I would consider driving it in the rain. Though if I had one, I would have a whole stable of vehicle and would probably take something else... haha
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, Smart didn't necessarily copy anyone; the Honda (Civic/CRX) Del Sol has a removable top too. I'm not sure how one would be willing to go "211mph" with the top off as the engine would be roaring, and the wind noise together, will just annoy you so much.
      • 7 Years Ago
      OK i'll start.

      Who copied whome....Smart from Bugatti or Bugatti from Smart?

      Don't forget Smart is a part of a Huge corporation, so do not discount it simply because it costs 15 Gs and Bugatti goes for 1 mil.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "Don't forget Smart is a part of a Huge corporation, so do not discount it simply because it costs 15 Gs and Bugatti goes for 1 mil."

        bugatti is too.
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