QuoteOriginally posted by: Paulfarmer, we have sooooo many of those in my neighbourhood, it's become embarrassing!Awesome!And also a little bit noisy, I am guessing.QuoteJuly 17, 2007 - From very reliable sources we found out that Bugatti is going to produce the convertible version of its Veyron in a limited edition of 80 units. The new Veyron convertible will look more like a targa version of its older brotherQuoteAugust 1, 2008 - Bugatti just announced and revealed Bugatti Veyron Convertible Targa called, The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport. The new roadster which has a removable roof will be built in Spring 2009 and will be auctioned the next day at the renown Gooding auction at the Equestrian Center at Pebble Beach.QuoteThe danger for Bugatti isn't immediate. It will soon build a Veyron spider, complete with a lift-off top. (Unfortunately, the decreased structural rigidity means that top speed must be limited to 217 mph, compared with the hardtop's 252 mph, a move that could affect its appeal.) But the spider at least buys some time, and the additional body style also camouflages the fact that the fixed-roof car probably won't achieve its 300-unit sales target, which now seems optimistic.The real question for Bugatti, however, is, "What's next?"It's not going to be the $60,000 four-cylinder, mid-engine roadster [Ignition, August 2006]. That idea has been shelved--partly because VW dropped out as the high-volume partner and partly because neither the brand nor the dealer network is ready for a car in that price class. And it won't be the rumored front-engine Royale ultrasedan. Volkswagen is not eager to repeat the Veyron experience with a four-door model.That leaves only two real options. The first is a new front-engine car priced at about $150,000. It would appear first as a two-plus-two coupe and then as a convertible. Bugatti could add a stretched, four-door sedan version later. Engineers have focused on using Audi's 4.2-liter FSI V-8--which delivers about 550 hp in twin-turbo guise--as the powerplant; it would be paired with a rear transaxle. Suggested volume for the car is about 5000 units per year. But this plan is garnering a lot of internal opposition from Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Audi, who think that a $150,000 Bugatti would be too close to the upcoming Porsche Panamera, the Bentley Continental family, the Audi R8, and the Lamborghini Gallardo.If the funding tap gets turned off, Bugatti's only remaining option may be coachbuilt one-offs.