Bugatti’s designers have come up with a new way to let more light inside the Chiron, thereby giving the luxury car’s occupants a better view of the sky.
Customers who want to enjoy sunlight from above in their new Chiron can now do so with the new “Sky View” option, which 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.
The panels also incorporate a newly developed laminated structure with thin glass and four intermediate layers – and each layer is designed to meet specific requirements.
Firstly, undesirable wind noise is reduced and secondly infrared radiation is reflected away from the vehicle to improve thermal comfort. In addition, the glass is tinted to prevent dazzle effects and to protect occupants’ privacy. Finally, harmful ultraviolet radiation is filtered out. As a side-effect, the laminated design is claimed to improve the stiffness of the roof panels.
In comparison with the Chiron with a standard roof, the Sky View option also offers 2.7 additional centimetres of headroom.
Bugatti intends to display a Chiron with the Sky View roof at the Monterey Car Week in California at the end of August 2018.