Bugatti is giving occupants of the Chiron1 a clear view of the sky. With immediate effect, Bugatti customers who want to enjoy sunlight from above in their new Chiron can do so with the “Sky View” option. This consists of two fixed glass panels in the roof of the vehicle, each 65 cm long and 44 cm 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 meets individual requirements. Firstly, undesirable wind noise is reduced and secondly infrared radiation is reflected away from the vehicle to ensure maximum thermal comfort. In addition, the glass is tinted to prevent dazzle effects and to protect occupants’ privacy. Finally, harmful ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) radiation is filtered out. As a side-effect, the laminated design improves the stiffness of the roof panels. The outstanding structural properties of the Chiron, including the stiffness of the overall vehicle and crash safety, are maintained.
In comparison with the Chiron with a standard roof, the Chiron Sky View also offers 2.7 additional centimetres of headroom.
Bugatti plans to present the Chiron Sky View at the Monterey Car Week in California at the end of August 2018.