As a bonus, the glass roof adds to the headroom of the Chiron as well.
Bugatti has introduced a new ‘Sky View’ option for its Chiron hypercar. It basically consists of two fixed glass panels in the roof of the vehicle, each 650mm long and 440mm wide, above the driver’s and passenger’s seats.
These panels have a newly developed laminated structure with thin glass and four intermediate layers. Each layer is designed to meet individual requirements. They not only reduce undesirable wind noise but also reflect infrared radiation away from the vehicle.
Also, the glass is tinted to prevent dazzle effects and to protect occupants’ privacy. Bugatti claims that the laminated design of the glass also improves the stiffness of the roof panels. Otherwise, the structural properties of the Chiron, including the stiffness of the overall vehicle and crash safety, are maintained.
The new roof isn’t there just for aesthetic reasons. In comparison to the Chiron with a standard roof, the Sky View also offers an additional 27mm of headroom. Otherwise, the Chiron retains its monstrous 8.0-litre, W16 quad-turbo engine that pumps 1,479bhp and 1600Nm.
Bugatti plans to present the Chiron with Sky View at the Monterey Car Week in California at the end of August 2018.