The ultra-exclusive Bugatti Chiron has become a bit more appealing to sun-worshipers with the launch of a new glass roof option called Sky View.
Comprising two fixed glass panels above each seat, the new ‘sunroof’ option is available to order now and will be presented in public for the first time at the 2018 Pebble Beach exhibition at Monterey Car Week next month.
The Sky View panels are not just any old glass panels. Each is 650mm long and 440mm wide, and are made of a “newly developed” laminated material made up of thin glass and no fewer than four intermediate layers.
This construction serves two purposes: keeping wind noise at bay, and filtering out infrared radiation. The panels are also tinted, “to protect occupants’ privacy” and stop dazzling, and also treated to filter out UVA and UVB radiation.
And unlike many panoramic roof options, Bugatti says the stiff laminated structure maintains the stiffness of the regular Chiron… and instead of eating into headroom, Sky View liberates 27mm additional headroom.
We don’t yet know how much the option costs, but we’re guessing it won’t be cheap. Not that this is likely to be of the remotest concern to buyers of the £2.5 million Chiron.