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This article was published on May 25, 2021

Artist imagines an electric Bugatti Type Atlantic 57 SC and it’s… iconic

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Artist imagines an electric Bugatti Type Atlantic 57 SC and it’s… iconic
Ioanna Lykiardopoulou
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Ioanna Lykiardopoulou

Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives. Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives.

The iconic Type Atlantic 57 SC coupe, produced between 1934 and 1940, is admittedly a piece of Bugatti legend. It’s elegant, sporty, luxurious, and rare, with only three cars still in existence.

Credit: Habib Orhan

Almost 100 years later, designer Habib Orhan has introduced his Bugatti Hommage 100 2036 concept car that reimagines the emblematic coupe as a futuristic electric-powered model. 

Its spaceship-like shape is redefined in a more three-dimensional way, inspired by the Atlantic 57 SC and the C shape of the Ventoux coupe. The concept car also maintains the proportions of the GT series, to combine a luxurious and emotional touch with a modern sporty look.

Credit: Habib Orhan

Habib imagines his car in 2036, when the technological developments will allow for a chassis constructed from batteries and carbon fiber. At the same time, the wheels will house an engine which will presumably be powered by electricity as well.

Credit: Habib Orhan

Bugatti Hommage 100 2036’s tail design pays homage to the Atlantic with a riveted middle to make the car lighter. It also features lights to emphasize the vertical line separation. 

Credit: Habib Orhan

Personally, I think that Habib’s design seems indeed like a brilliant remake of the legendary car. And it looks a bit like the 1989 Batmobile, which for me is an extra plus!

Credit: idealclassiccars.net

If you’d like to know more about the project, you can visit Habib’s profile on behance.net.

HT – Yanko Design


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