Polish Designer Updates Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

News I By Brandon Turkus I January 31, 2013
There are things that should not be messed with. One of those things is the 1938 Bugatti Type 57. Widely considered one of the most beautiful creations in automotive history, the Type 57 was available in many different iterations, ranging from the Type 57C Tank that won the French GP and 24 Hours of Le Mans, to the Type 57SC (of which only two were built), to the shapely Atlantic coupe.
While the Type 57 Atlantic gets all the press (they’ve gone for between $30 and $40 million at auction), the Atalante, a coupe that followed the Atlantic but used a single-piece windshield and lacked a roof fin, are nearly as rare (only 17 were produced). Now, an intrepid Polish designer, Pawel Czyzewski, has penned an update to the Type 57 Atalante. And it is stunning.
The Atalante was designed by French coachbuilder Gangloff, hence the name. What strikes us about this concept is that it’s clearly inspired by the Type 57, but it avoids any tacky, retro design cues. The scallops on the doors seem to fit, and the profile is a beautiful evolution of the original. We dare you to view it from the rear three-quarters or profile and not be left slack-jawed by its beauty.
Bugatti Gangloff Concept
The profile is a gorgeous evolution of the origingal Type 57 SC Atalante.
Bugatti Gangloff Concept
We’ll admit, the front fascia is polarizing, but it works. The LED headlights are particularly intriguing.
Bugatti Gangloff Concept

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Ineos Automotive Begins Production Of Grenadier Quartermaster Double Cab Pick-Up

· First series production Quartermasters have started rolling off INEOS Automotive’s production line. · Unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, the double cab…

November 30, 2023
Spec MX-5 Shootout Finalists Ready to Showcase Their Skills

Mazda’s Spec MX-5 Shootout stands not only as a competition but as a pivotal platform for the development of young racing talent.

November 13, 2023
Ford Mustang GT/CS Teased

The Mustang GT/CS is poised to captivate the hearts of enthusiasts and add another chapter to the storied history of the Ford Mustang.

November 10, 2023
2024 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid Showcases Enhanced Features

The 2024 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid continues to impress with its stylish design, powerful performance, and advanced safety features.

November 10, 2023
Revealed: Honda E-Bike

The Honda e-bike promises to bring innovation and expertise from its motorcycle business to the burgeoning electric bicycle sector.

November 10, 2023


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.