Expected to arrive in 2018.

It’s time to see how the future Grand Sport open-top version of the Bugatti Chiron could look like thanks to a new rendering by Theophilus Chin.

Bugatti has plans to produce no more than 500 copies of the all-new Chiron hypercar and it has already received many orders, even before the car was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Deliveries are scheduled to kick off in October this year and currently the automaker says fewer than 350 examples are available, as “interest has been exceptional” so far.

Each year, the manufacturer will produce 65 units and we expect to see plenty of different versions and special modifications of the car. Given the fact the Veyron had a Grand Sport variant, it’s safe to assume eventually the Chiron will get identical roadster treatment.

That’s what “automotive manipulator” Theophilus Chin is trying to preview in his newest rendering attached here. He calls his project the “world’s meanest, craziest, and faster hair dryer,” which makes us wondering how fast the Chiron Grand Sport could actually be. Just as a reminder, its predecessor was able to reach 224 miles per hour (360 kilometers per hour) with the roof down and 253 mph (407 km/h) with the roof up, so we expect these numbers to be slightly increased for the Chiron.

The Veyron Grand Sport celebrated its world premiere in summer 2006 in Pebble Beach, California, where the first model was auctioned for over three million US dollars. Its replacament is rumored to arrive in 2018, when the Chiron will receive a targa version.

Source: Theophilus Chin

Bugatti Chiron Grand Sport rendering