• Aug 21, 2008


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You can't go lopping the top off of a $1.5 million supercar without replacing it with something. Well, you could, but not if you're going to sell it for more than $2 million apiece. That's why when Bugatti unveiled the new Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, the automaker made sure to demonstrate not one, but two removable roofs that will be included with the targa hypercar. The first is a transparent polycarbonate hard-top section that can be removed and stowed for open-air driving. But in case the obscenely wealthy driver finds himself caught in an unexpected torrential downpour (or just a drizzle, for that matter), Bugatti has also developed an umbrella-like soft-top that can be deployed in an emergency. Unfortunately, the fabric roof section can't withstand the 252 mph top speed that the polycarbonate solid roof can, limiting speeds to an embarrassing 80 mph.

The deployment of the fabric temporary roof was a little difficult to describe in words and pictures, but fortunately our Latin friends at Autoblog En Espanol have found a video of the roof in action. Follow the jump to check it out.



[Source: Autoblog Spanish]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      From a guy that's fiddled around with "soft tops" for his Viper RT/10 (targa), several Corvettes(targa) and an Acura NSX-T, that's freakin' awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why can't the hard top just be stored in the front trunk? Bertone designed that into the X1/9 way back in 72.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The overhead shots of the Bugatti remind me just how incredible this car looks. Down to the last detail, its stunning - and the new poly-roof only makes it that much better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are this people for real? who run this companies?

      this is the most crappy invention for the money that I ever seen

      • 6 Years Ago
      They must be joking. Imagine yourself driving that and having to put on that tacky flimsy thing. I'd prefer to get wet and avoid embarrasing myself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Huh?

        So you will turn yourself into an idiot and put it on WHILE driving?

        Or

        You will look like a moron driving through a storm with the top off and getting your uber-expensive leather, carpet, dash, etc. wet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like the top on my 1987 corvette coupe...just not as faded...nice touch for a $million+ super car
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...except that this roof is attached to a Bugatti....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha, at 200 MPH you should be able to outrun the rainstorm - just never stop! simple!

      Well, until you run into that fool who goes 30 MPH in a light drizzle on a 70 MPH highway.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like that top will take a lot of fiddling to latch in in place. I'm guessing that's why they cut the video right there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      all you morons, this is just in case you go without the hardtop and get surprised by the rain.

      the car does have a hard top for the winter days.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The people who drive this car probably take it out once a week TOPS. Why wouldn't they check the weather report, and if they can't do that, just get the cheaper, better looking hardtop version, if it rains a lot much where you live you shouldn't be looking at convertables.
        I live in southern california, and there is RARELY surprise rain. Maybe once or twice a year. And the odds of it coming while a rich man is driving his 3 million dollar soft top Bugatti veyron are very low. Low enough to make this look stupid and a waste of money.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That just Gay! Really Gay! Uber Gay!
      • 6 Years Ago
      You never realize how poor you really are til someone hops in their $2 million car. lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      $3 mil and that's the best they could come up with??????


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