The one-off 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe concept was one of the single most beautiful dream machines in automobile history. Auto designer Douglas Hogg is focused on bringing sexy back with a possible 2025 Bugatti Aerolithe concept. The renderings reveal the same tantalizing minty hues but a dramatic and futuristic appearance that still offers plenty of nods to its predecessor.
This is one of those exotic car concepts that would be a dream come true if it ever hit production. To better grasp the level of awe this concept inspires–let’s travel back in time to appreciate the inspiration:
The Type 57 1935 Bugatti Aerolite concept at a glance:
- Precious little is known about the exact details of the original concept’s composition aside from the challenging magnesium. This poses a challenge to reinventing its mystique.
- The original body was composed of an aeronautical-grade magnesium alloy. The substance is no joy to work with, as you can hear Jay Leno discuss in the video.
- It had a signature rivet line split, to be fancy.
- It made its remarkable debut at the 1935 Paris Auto Show and then pulled a disappearing act of epic proportions, leaving the masses lusting for more.
- Some of the greatest automotive restoration outfits out there have zeroed in on this concept and claim it is one of the most labor-intensive projects.
As for the 2025 Aerolithe concept, it could be a hybrid supercar. Hogg has high hopes that there will be investors and projects the performance specs to be as follows: 0-60 miles per hour in 2.7 with a top speed of 220 and an electric range of 800 miles. How he came up with those figures is not known, as she only exists in renderings thus far and he will need to back them up.
Fun fact: Hogg now works for Ford Motor Company. The Bugatti Aerolithe concept drawings were made when he was a student.
The clip above features Jay Leno covering details about the restoring the magnesium-bodied model at a car show.
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