Bugatti has announced a new optional extra for its Chiron Hypercar. Called "Sky View", it inserts a few glass panes into the roof of the car and can now be ordered.
Each glass panel is 65 cm long and 44 cm wide and consists of laminated glass panes with four intermediate layers. According to Bugatti, these layers help to filter wind noise and harmful UV radiation. A dark tint prevents the occupants from being excessively blinded, adding a little more privacy.
Bugatti claims that the new openings in the Le Mans racer-style carbon fiber monocoque chassis have stiffened the already solid roof, so overall chassis stability and crash safety are maintained. Bugatti, however, does not specify whether the new option increases the weight of the car (and because of its position the center of gravity)
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While the split glass panels might look a bit clumsy from the outside It allows the interior of the Chiron, to be ̵
Mechanically, the Chiron remains the same as before. That means it will be a mid-engine, eight-liter, quad-turbo W16 that transmits 1,479 horsepower to all four wheels. The 0-60mph benchmark goes over in 2.4 seconds, 0-186mph lasts 13.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of about 261mph.
The Chiron Sky View is shown to the (affluent) public for the first time the Monterey Car Week took place in late August in Pebble Beach, California.
Read our Bugatti Chiron review here …