Veyron Soft Top Tops-Out at 80mph

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
veyron soft top tops out at 80mph

As you may or may not know (and may or may not care), Porsche doesn't look kindly upon media outlets that use the word "targa" in connection with anything other than a [slow-selling] Porsche product. So what of the legendary Targa Florio race ("Besides the course which traversed mountain roads unchanged since the Punic Wars, there were severe changes in climate, bandits and wolves. Each hairpin competed with a sheer abyss for the driver's attention over a 3 lap race of 277 miles")? Never mind. The so-not-a-targa Veyron (V?) 16.4 is a Grand Sport by name, $2.05m by price (or 21 Porsche 911 Targa 4Ss). Bug owners can store their Veyron's [no extra charge] polcarb top, but not within the [s]targa[/s] car. Thankfully, Pistonheads reports that "There is also an emergency soft top that can be fitted to protect the driver from a sudden downpour. In Bugatti’s own words, the soft can be 'stowed in the trunk like an umbrella'… If you go for the soft top then you won't be allowed to go over 80mph." Allowed? By whom? Doesn't VW own Bugatti, and isn't Porsche the Maus that Roared? It all sounds suspicious to me. But fun. Lots and lots of fun.

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  • Valentine Valentine on Aug 18, 2008

    Going faster than 80mph in the wet and the car oughta give you a cold shower.

  • Stingray Stingray on Aug 18, 2008
    Jonny Lieberman : Stingray: “I like old Cars” and I like cars that can go 253 mph I too, but paying 2M for one that DOESN'T is not fun By old cars, I meant, the ones that didn't were that much "controlled".

  • Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman on Aug 18, 2008

    Stingray: That's only with e temporary roof in place in case you get caught out in the rain. And don't get me started on old cars...

  • Z31 Z31 on Aug 18, 2008
    Robert Schwartz : “US$ 2M and I can’t drive at whatever speed I want?” Not in Ohio. "there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding... although I'm not so sure about Ohio. "