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The honour of being the world’s fastest convertible may officially belong to the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder as of last week, but here’s a gentle reminder by rendering genius, Theophilus Chin, as to why that record may not stand for very long. This is his version of what a Bugatti Chiron Grand Sport could look like.

As reported last week, the drop-top American missile took the title away from the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, hitting a top speed of 427 km/h. But Bugatti does already have a successor for the Veyron in its stables, the 2.4 million euro (RM10.5 million) Bugatti Chiron. The standard coupe features an updated 8.0 litre W16 engine from its predecessor, now developing a staggering 1,500 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque.

Its top speed is said to be 420 km/h, while sprinting from zero to 100 km/h should take no more than 2.5 seconds. Interestingly, Bugatti also said that “this is by no means the end of the road” for its hypercar, hinting that there’s more speed to be unlocked.

However, reaching for top speeds with a solid roof is one thing, while to do it without a roof is another matter altogether. That’s the challenge Bugatti will have to overcome with its Chiron roadster. In the meantime, what do you think of Theo’s latest masterpiece? Tell us in the comments section below.

GALLERY: Bugatti Chiron