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According to InsideLine, Bugatti plans to unveil its Targa variant of the Veyron next month at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California. The open-air hyper-car will use a removable hardtop, while a fabric cover can be used in its place if the heavens decide to open up mid-jaunt. IL is reporting that the chassis will be heavily reinforced to cope with the loss of the crucial structural component. Production will begin next year along side the Targa's fixed-roof predecessor, and with the current Veyron going for around $2 million, don't expect to get your 217-mph (limited) top speed kicks without paying another $250,000 on top of the Veyron's base-price.

[Source: InsideLine]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      An extra $250,000??? Forget it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If only more of the world's highways are derestricted

      Derestricted Autobahns FTW
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car is still in demand? Do that many people really have 1.25 million burning a hole in their pockets?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Interesting. But how could we go with 200-300 km/h, without the ceiling? Ooooh what a feeling, when we dancing on a ceiling (Lionel Richie)... Sorry it doesn’t fit here. Do we have in price life insurance, helmets, ……everything?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Has anyone ran the ring in one of these things?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was curious about that too. You don't really see this car on the track too often, just 0-253-0 stuff. I wonder if its hefty weight hinders its performance in the twisties.

        Also I wonder if this targa model has the same top speed as the original Veyron. I can't imagine doing 200+ with the top down.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Salt Flats roadster guys do it all the time.
        • 6 Years Ago
        A Veyron's tire replacement costs $22,000.

        Anyways... Nope! People tend to not take these around the racetrack! lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      The car comes with a hardtop, which cannot be stored in the car. Therefore, they have designed a soft top, which can be tucked away somewhere in the car (glove compartment maybe?). However, while using this soft top, the top speed is limited to 120 km/h. Yes, you read it correctly, 120 km/h! You'll have Segways flying past you!
      The boys at Koenigsegg have these guys by the balls.. their roof can be stored under the front hood, no probs!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The US alone has more than a million millionaires.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I read recently on Forbes or something that there were now 10 million millionaires in the world. So to answer another poster's question: Yes, there are still plenty of people who can afford a Veyron of their very own.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad I waited. Having one of these will allow my adoring publice to toss flowers and rose petals into the car as I cruise down the many streets of my 57 state kingdom. It may not be environmentally friendly,but it does have enough power to overcome being up-armored.
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