The Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique is a head-turning, jaw dropping, concept created by the Italian designer Alan Guerzoni. It is the antithesis to the restrained styling of the Bugatti Veyron. It’s like a steampunk supercar for the 21st century.
The concept takes most of its inspiration from the 1935 Type 57SC Atlantic coupe. That’s to say both cars are very swoopy and elegant. The Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique concept has a streamlined body, suicide doors, a long, low hood, and an aerodynamic tail. Like the Veyron it features a prominent two-tone color scheme with chrome highlights. Highlights include some delicious LED lights, rear-view cameras mounted on stalks coming out of the front wheel arches, and side-exit exhausts.
Guerzoni has, fittingly, equipped his concept with a luxurious interior which makes use of mahogany, leather, aluminium and carbon fiber. The car has been rendered in two trims, “Sport”; which features 8-spoke wheels reminiscent of the Type 35. And “Classic”; which has chrome wheels and aerodynamic wheel covers for the rear arches.
Although this is just a concept, Guerzoni has theorised as to what would power the 12.4 Atlantique concept. He envisages a twin-turbo V12 which would provide 650 horsepower to the rear wheels. A further 200 horsepower would be sent to the front wheels thanks to an electric motor and a KERS system.
Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Concept Specifications:
Width: 2030mm – 6.66ft
Length: 4964mm – 16.28ft
Height: 1040mm – 3.41ft
Weight: 1500kg – 3306lbs
Chassis: Carbon fiber
Engine: v12 bi-turbo 4 liters 650hp + electric motor 200cv
Drive: Rear wheel drive – all wheel using electric motor
Transmission: sequential gearbox 6 gears + rear. Paddles on steering wheel
Brakes: carbon-ceramics discs
Top speed: 350km/h 218mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph (0-100km/h) in 3.2 seconds
Source: Alan Guerzoni