The Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Grand Sport Concept, Simply Marvelous.
Introducing The Incredible Bugatti Atlantique Grand Sport Concept!
Updated October 11, 2018
When it comes down to cars, there are people who know everything, and there are people who love everything, and there are people who have both tendencies wound up inside of them. I myself, am no expert on all things cars, but I can Google the crap out of anything I want to know about. And that leads us to why we are here today. It just so happens that I found a pic of this car on Instagram the other day, and I was immediately shocked to see that it had a Bugatti logo on the grille. I took it upon myself to find some info on this amazing looking car, so as that I could share my findings in a way that wasn’t boring, short lived, or mundane. Let’s begin.
The vehicle of the day is the Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Grand Sport Concept. The name alone takes up two thirds of the sentence by itself. This is a car that I’ve never seen, nor heard anything about, and I like to try my best to stay in the know about new cars, and concept vehicles. It seems that a man by the name of Alan Guerzoni had a burning desire to make, or I should say, create a car that would be more than worthy of the Bugatti name, and legacy. This man put forth his dreams of power, passion, and history, and combined them with his extensive knowledge of 3D imagery, melded them together to form the Atlantique Grand Sport. Now, first thing’s first, we need to know about the power plant that’s moving this curvy masterpiece from point A, to point B.
Under the hood of the illustrious Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Grand Sport, is a twin turbocharged, all Aluminum, V12 engine that puts out a modest 650 Hp, but that’s not all. Alan figured out that more power can be made without making this car weigh the same as a Veyron, so there was an electric motor placed into the belly of the beast, and that’s been said to have a 200 Hp output on it’s own. So, it’s safe to say that this car has anywhere from 800 – 900 Hp, give or take 50Hp. This model, as fresh, and new as it appears, is nothing more than an open air version of the model Alan Guerzoni created last year. No one really knows who owns the original, or if there will be more of these models to come, but either way you slice it, they are dangerously gorgeous.
As I mentioned, this model is an open air rendition of the original 2013 concept, and what makes it an open air driver you ask? Well, the electric powered, carbon fiber, fold away roof is what makes it that way. With the top up, you can see the lines of history Alan was going for when he constructed this lovely looking machine. There seems to be a dramatic flow of effortless waves, that draw you in closer, and closer with every breath you take, as you stare at it. The influence of a few extremely classic Bugattis come to mind, as I stare at the Grand Sport. Now, I may be wrong, but there seems to be the curvature of a 1930’s Bugatti Type 57 Grand Raid Roadster, and the sexy wide hipped motif of the Type 57T Tourer. I spent time Googling classic Bugattis and those were the closest to the Grand Sport as they come.
Being that this car is purely a concept, and finding any information on it is very hard, I can safely say that this is the type of car that might be bought by an eccentric type of person, who values a car with a strong lineage behind it. No prices could be found, or production costs, or even where it was built, but we do have the name of the designer, and we know where he pulled his ideas from. It’s not much, but it is something. I’m surprised that this car wasn’t at this year’s Geneva Auto Show, but on the flip side of that coin, this is a one off, and these types of cars normally show up at high class car shows, where any group of six cars, can be used as a government bail out option. And no, I’m not exaggerating on that point. Hopefully there will be some new news about this car, and the designer, so that I can share it with you good people out there in the world. So until then, Thanks for reading, and Thanks for being a Gearhead.
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