• Jun 25, 2009
Bugatti Stratos Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery

French graphic designer Bruno Delusso didn't want to be bothered with the engineering and mechanical issues that plague the average concept car – he just wanted to create something stunning. So by throwing production feasibility, drivetrain components and caution to the wind, he succeeded.

Inspired by the Bugatti Type 57, Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Mille Miglia and Raymond Loewy's locomotive designs, Delusso rendered up this: the Bugatti Stratos. Aside from the rear window and grille, it's difficult to peg the Stratos as anything more than futuristic, Photoshop-enhanced navel-gazing, but the design speaks for itself, so check it out in the image gallery below.



[Source: Delusso via Carscoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      If you'd read even the first 3 words of that article, you wouldn't have had to post that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      From the top it looks a bit like a '63 Corvette w/ the split window.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, we were supposed to be driving around in these things in the year 2000. What happened? That looks super classy. Make the rear window bigger, come up with perfect roads, and change out the antiquated contact-drive system (tires) and it'd be great.

      Seriously, we don't need "flying" cars... just cars that hover right above the road. We'd also require some type of improved propulsion as well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      dayum
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, is all I can say. Gorgeous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is absolutely stunning. I'd like to see a version that could actually drive on a real road!
      • 5 Years Ago
      While the chrome grill is a little weak, and the rear window would be improved if it visually connected with the rest of the car, this is pretty awesome.

      Its not inconceivable either, aside from the lack of suspension travel - put some Michelin Active Wheels on all four corners, and u've got suspension, steering, drive and brake all taken care of.

      Hopefully that tech makes it out soon, it could bring back coachbuilding in a big way if designers don't have to worry about packaging a bulky IC engine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now this is a concept! How soon?

      Michael
      http://invetrics.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Stratos" is a good name for this concept as it definitely looks like some whimsical flying machine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WOW.
      Gorgeous...best concept/render since the cadillac WTF, lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just one question... how the heck does it turn? Unless maybe it has rear wheel steering...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Irrelevant!
        • 5 Years Ago
        It'll turn like a tank! Speaking of which.. I think it could use some treads. Treads look cool on anything.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought it was the hood of a car, just for a second. lol
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