As if the Bugatti Veyron wasn’t impressive enough with all of its 1,000-hp and 230+ mph top speed, Bugatti is looking towards the future for the next great Veyron. But many think Bugatti might want to take a look back in the past for inspiration.
Specifically, the Bugatti Type 57. This classic Bugatti, which ran in production from 1934-1940, epitomized quality and beautiful automotive design, and from a French company, it was a rare example of such. Creatively imagined by none other than Jean Bugatti- son of founder Ettore- the design would go down in history as un beau morceau d’art (a beautiful piece of artwork).
Unfortunately, many of the design cues from the mid-30′s never stuck with the Bugatti brand, soon to be followed by an unforeseen bankruptcy. But with the introduction of the Veyron in 2005, Bugatti was yet again a force to be seen with a bold new design and of course, pure unadulterated speed at the helm.
Since 2005 though, as the Veyron has gone through the hands of press and power-nuts at home and abroad, Bugatti has deemed the hypercar as an aging example of the brand going forward. By 2015, the company hopes to have an all-new Veyron in the public eye; question is, what new design approach will Bugatti take?
Polish designer Paulo Czyżewski, may have the answer. This is his 2013 Bugatti Gangloff concept. Neglecting many design cues from today’s Veyron or even the Galibier, Paulo says that most of the aspects of his design came from the Type 57 of past. With subtle and certain classic lines, he hopes that Bugatti will take note in their newest Veyron, re-imaging design of past combined with technology of present.
The all-new Gangloff concept is sharper, sleeker and more focused, without neglecting signature design cues from the French automaker. With no word on what we can expect in the next-generation of Veyron, Paulo hopes that aspects of his design will manifest themselves in future products.