Bugatti is a supercar brand that needs no introduction. The French hyper-car manufacturer has produced some of the best-known and most powerful cars in the world with the EB110, Veyron and Chiron. But even Bugatti, maker of the “fastest car in the world” record, knows that the market is changing, and it is only a matter of time before the combustion engine follows the path of the Dodo.
With this in mind, graphic illustrator and designer Serkan Budur has an idea of how the brand’s long and impressive range of internal combustion engines can be delivered in style. He calls his virtual creation (and his scale model) the Bugatti La Finale, and as the term “Finale” suggests, this representation represents the last gas Bugatti. And it certainly does justice to the brand’s legendary engines.
[La Finale] praises ICE cars that will die sooner or later and celebrate them as a greeting, “Budur says by email.” Many of the visible mechanical parts such as the chassis, collarbones and even the visible axle shaft. It is not a flat tire for electric cars in any way. It is a welcome of the new age and a farewell to the old age.
The concept has obvious visual connections to current models like the Chiron in its domed grille and aggressive front panel, as well as a number of exposed elements and raw details to give it a more distinctive look. But Budur really attributes some of Bugatti’s oldest icons as a source of inspiration for his design.
Concept-specific elements such as two-tone paint, wheel design and special graphics pay homage to the legendary Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante. And the bronze accents on the back are an allusion to the 41 Royale elephant hood ornament of the Royale, which was designed by the brother of the founder, Ettore Bugatti, Rembrandt. It is the attention to detail that makes this presentation so special.
But unlike Veyron and Chiron, Budur says, his creation wouldn’t have the brand’s notorious W16 under the hood. Instead, imagine a smaller V12, “for a tighter package and, of course, to save weight.”