Bugatti Atlantic Reimagined As The Grandest Of Modern Grand Tourers

Bugatti opted to follow up on the Veyron with a further evolution of the same format. What resulted is the Chiron, and we’re glad for it. But that wasn’t always the plan.

The Alsatian automaker also considered going with a front-engined sedan initially called the Galibier and subsequently tipped for production under the name Royale in reference to the Type 41 luxury saloon from the 1920s and ’30s. But what if it had taken a different approach instead?

That’s the apparent inspiration behind this design study by Palestinian designer Arthur B. Nustas – the same guy who gave us the Porsche 939 design. This one takes its cues from one of Bugatti’s most legendary designs – the Type 57 Atlantic, of which only four were made and three survived.

Nustas’ design blends elements from the Atlantic’s form with modern flourishes from the Chiron, resulting in a grand tourer that would put the likes of the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Rolls-Royce Wraith to shame.

The hood is almost comically long, and we can’t fully get on board with the trend among designers to blank out the side windows. But the design is rather stunning, both inside and out, and would make a fine counterpart (or successor) to the Chiron if Bugatti ever decides to take a different route.

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  • ChizzoLi

    Dope!… I do hope we get a Bugatti Roadster some day, isn’t it time they expanded their model line up?

  • kachuks

    Very talented designer. I love everything about this except the hood length. Rich Ace and Gary would drive this.

    • donald seymour

      Wow, you really went there. Laugh out Loud.

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  • Arthur G. J.

    SLR meets Batmobile = This

  • Alfred T. C. Pennyworth

    An automobile fitting of Bruce Wayne whilst driving to and from his manor.

    • Bash

      I like that

  • Anonymous

    Cogent design. Manages to convey a futuristic feel yet avoids looking overtly ostentatious (in the renders sans the chrome). Also – this would make a great Bat Mobile in a video game or film. Snyder’s F1-tank looks delicate, spindly and too much like a toddler’s toy.

  • Nordschleife

    I wish they would’ve went the Galiber route instead of the Chrion but I can’t afford any of them anyway. Lol. With that being said, I love this vision of a grand tourer.

  • Bash

    Do it! seriously

  • benT

    I will NOT buy a Bugatti until I can get one of these!

  • f1300

    Beautiful aesthetics, but… d***, that’s a loooong coupe. 6 meters at least? Should come fully autonomous, since you wont see anything of the road from the inside. 😉

  • Dennis James

    Bugatti should have built the 4-door Galibier. Great concept.

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