This one-off is a breathtaking example of creativity as well as artistry and is another proof of BUGATTI’s ability to build the world’s most luxurious and exclusive hyper sports cars.
Purism and elegance are reflected in every surface and continued into each detail. The windscreen seems to flow seamlessly into the windows like the visor on a helmet.
The elongated impression is created by subtly guiding the eye across LA VOITURE NOIRE’s clear lines, seamlessly blend into a single piece.
The extended front end, distinctive signature line, and elegant waistline accentuate its silhouette and contours, while the central fin echoes the ATLANTIC’s legendary dorsal seam.
Six tailpipes bear witness to incredible power. Subtly incorporated into the overall appearance, they hint at the strength of the car’s heart, the iconic 16-cylinder engine.
The first model was built in 1936 for British banker Victor Rothschild, still without a compressor, in grayish blue. Today the car is known as the ROTHSCHILD ATLANTIC with the number 57374.
Captivated by the grace and sophistication of his creation, Jean Bugatti had the second ATLANTIC built for his own personal use, finishing it in a deep black. The chassis number is 57453.
The third ATLANTIC, number 57473, was delivered in October 1936 to Frenchman Jacques Holzschuh. The car’s second owner, a collector, had a fatal accident at a railway crossing, destroying the car almost completely. Decades later the vehicle underwent a complex restoration, although the original engine could not be saved.
Carrying the number 57591, the car was first delivered in May 1938 to Englishman R. B. Pope. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren owns the last ATLANTIC to be made.