The U.S. car manufacturer Delahaye has brought the legendary Bugatti Type 57S in the present. To the classical form is joined by modern technology. In the best case, the cost to € 176 000. By Stephanie Kriebel Three years of work the designers of the car manufacturer Delahaye invested in the U.S., now it’s done: The legendary Bugatti Type 57S from the 1930′s arrived in the present. But a large replica of the classic two-seater sports coupe not explicitly. Because in the here and now of “Bella Figura” Type 57S combines the best of both worlds: The old design meets the latest technology. The retro-Bugatti has been stretched compared to the original and somewhat broadened by the modern understanding of comfort to match.
The new classic is 4.92 meters long, 1.93 meters wide and 1.11 meters flat. The wheelbase is 3.22 meters, weight about 1360 pounds. Standing for the proper 27-incher provide at the front axle and rear 30-inch counterparts. In the coupé configuration of some decisions to make. For example, the chassis is made from either carbon or aluminum – on request, even polished. Even if the car right or left should be directed, is to free choice. Under the hood is working fine either a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from Cadillac, a six-liter V12 Jaguar or a doubly charged Mercedes V12. But every other engine block, the Americans upon request.
Those who prefer a Herausvorderung is, who can also build their own kit together by Bugatti. That the “Bella Figura” Type 57S is not a bargain, is clear. In the best case cost of a ready-assembled Bella Figura approximately 176 000 €. A variety of fee options, but can drive the price might still easily in the air. The manufacturer estimates that incurred a maximum of around 317,000 €. In November 2011, start production.