The Atlantic is one of the most famous, rare, and devastatingly expensive Bugattis ever built. It seems as though the Volkswagen Group has recreated one for the 21st Century.
There’s little information available on the car other than we’ve seen teaser images of what could be the Bugatti Atlantic with its unique taillights through tweets posted by the company.
We assume this concept, if that’s what this is, will sport a similar long hood, tear-drop shaped passenger compartment, central fin and suicide doors as the original cars. These Bugattis featured supercharged 8-cylinder engines – we wonder if VAG dropped the Chiron’s quad-turbo W16 8.0-liter engine in this one…
Rumors has it that this “new” Bugatti Atlantic 57 SC was commissioned by Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piëch for the lofty sum of $18 million. This is a bargain as the original Type 57 SC have an estimated value of $30 million to $40 million. Still, $ 18 million is nearly three times more money than what the Divo Speedster “retailed” for.
Between 1936 and 1938, four of these uniquely designed sports cars were built and sold. Today, only three are left and are part of collections while the fourth’s whereabouts, or if it still even exists, are unknown.
The arrival of this new Bugatti Atlantic would fill the void left by the missing original but will never be able to replace it outright. We’re sure there’s more to come from Bugatti on this car shortly.
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