The Les Legends Jean Bugatti is a classic Bugatti brought back to life. However, the design was not carried over by just any classic Bugatti. The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse we know has been taken and combined with the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, also dubbed “La Voiture Noire,” or “The Black Car,” which Bugatti describes as “more than just Jean’s ‘private’ car. It was also his most impressive work of art.”
La Voiture Noire brought Bugatti to light after Jean Bugatti took the throne in 1936 at the young age of 27. Jean not only brought a new and innovative design to the body, but also a new engine, setting a high bar for Bugatti forever. Never before has innovation come from such a deep piece of automotive history, and to have it rise from a manufacturer built solely around the future leaves us in an absolute state of pleasant shock.
“The Bugatti 57SC Atlantic is an icon. For many, it is one of the most elegant and valuable sports cars in automotive history,” said President of Bugatti Motors, Wolfgang Schreiber, Sept. 9.
The Jean Bugatti was revealed at the VW Group Night in Frankfurt Sept. 9, astonishing us all as we finally saw the much anticipated machine that was hiding within the shadows only days before. Surely, a modern day dream crossed with a car that has become an idol of one of the largest and most prestigious automotive manufacturers in the worlds will be not just a car, but a true legend.
Stay tuned for more information on this legendary icon to come.
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