Bugatti plots open-top Veyron Grand Sport Sang Noir (2009) | CAR Magazine

Bugatti plots open-top Veyron Grand Sport Sang Noir

Published: 29 October 2008 Updated: 26 January 2015

Bugatti plans a sinister, exposed carbonfibre version of its Grand Sport roadster. CAR Magazine went behind the scenes at an exclusive customer premiere of the €1.4m, 253mph Grand Sport in Cannes, where the Sang Noir carbonfibre special edition was twice represented.

A customer car, identified by its unpainted carbonfibre spine, piano black panels and tangerine interior, was present. Bugatti was clearly using it to tempt customers with a Sang Noir roadster, and it also showed a model of the carbonfibre roadster (pictured).

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Noir: the spy photos

Just 15 Sang Noir coupés (the name is French for ‘black blood’) will be made, but expect a similar number of roadsters to follow the 987bhp Grand Sport, which will be available to customers in April 2009.

For the full story of Bugatti’s amazing European premiere, and to read Mark Walton’s first ever drive in the Veyron coupé, get the December 2008 issue of CAR Magazine, out now.

By Phil McNamara

Group editor, CAR magazine