The Bugatti Concept That Will Blow Your Mind
Career Path : Automotive
When it comes to concept car, there is arguably none more elusive, mesmerizing and mysterious than the 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe. Debuted at the 1935 Paris Motor Show and then subsequently lost for all eternity. Recently, however, two adventurous car enthusiasts have decided to bring the Bugatti back into the spotlight with two very different but equally ambitious projects. While one ambitious designer is attempting to bring the concept car into the 21st century as a souped-up super car, the other is on a quest to restore the original beauty and allure of the 1935 Aerolithe. Both are incredibly ambitious undertakings, and the resulting buzz from the automotive community is overwhelming. This blog post by Automotive Training Centre dissects the two projects, what makes them different, and where they both align.
“Hogg says that his updated Aerolithe supercar design features 450 horsepower and an insane 1,500 pound-feet of torque – meaning it can fly from zero to 100 km/h in only 2.7 seconds. Though still only a design, Hogg anticipates that were the car to be built, it would cost upwards of 1.6 million dollars.
Though, for those who yearn for the classic look of the Aerolithe, shunning this modern update, there’s still hope. David Grainger of the Guild of Automotive Restorers recently completed the monumental, almost insane task of recreating the original 1935 Aerolithe – right down to its signature “crème-de-menthe” automotive painting.”