The Bugatti Stratos is a product of Bruno Delussu,
a graphic designer based in France. The concept was created
purely as a fantasy vehicle with absolutely no intentions
for a production model. As Bruno states, "I was
not limited by the complex technicalities that a production
line of such a car would require and found myself creating
this vehicle for the viewer's eyes pleasure only."
The styling was influenced by the Bugatti
Type 57 and art-deco design.
A variety of sources were used as inspiration for the
design. The overall shape of the Stratos concept was inspired
by the streamlined design of the Bugatti Type 57, while
the front end uses some of the design cues from the Alfa
Romeo 6C 2500 Mille Miglia. Delussu also added a touch
of "futuristic optimism" similar to that found
in the Streamline locomotives of Raymond Loewy.
The aim was to create a very aerodynamic and fluid profile,
similar to the wing of an airplane. This shape is then
broken up with knife sharp style lines to accentuate certain
angles of the car.
Delussu said of the concept; "Often sports cars
are compact, nervous and aggressive. I wanted the opposite.
That's why I prolonged the frame and created a voluptuously
streamlined [shape] that glides smoothly through the air
like a hand over silk."
Similar and related vehicles:
Bugatti EB 118
Bugatti EB 218
Bugatti ID 90