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Delahaye Bugnotti – Click above for high-res image gallery

We knew we were in for something special when Delahaye USA announced it would be tackling a roadster. The company had already wowed us with its Bella Figura Bugnotti Coupe last year, and taking the top off of a beautiful car has never been a crime in our books. The company dedicated to cranking out modern interpretations of some of the most beautiful cars ever created has impressed us with the newest Bugnotti.

The car was originally penned by none other than Chip Foose himself, and Delahaye did its best to stay true to the design. That includes those enclosed pontoon front fenders. The builder went through plenty of pains to ensure that the front wheels could turn lock-to-lock inside of the bodywork without any interference.

The Bugnotti also features an asymmetrical aesthetic thanks to the hand-worked trim on each side. On the left, the vehicle's pontoons are bare, while the right-hand side wears chrome-plated aluminum metal work. Not quite our cup of tea, but as builder Terry Cook pointed out, you only see one side of the car at a time.

Under that lengthy hood sits a LS1 V8 from General Motors mated to a 4L60E automatic gearbox. Cook originally wanted a BMW V12 to power the boat tail, but wiring concerns and a short timeline resulted in the all-American powerplant.

Right now, Delahaye isnt' saying exactly how much a Bugnotti roadster will set you back, but considering that the Bella Figura starts at $250,000, it's not going to be cheap.



[Source: Delahaye]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      wtf? are there actually people in the world who would buy this?

      • 4 Years Ago
      I can imagine the horror the first time you nail a pothole and deform the fenders. Ouch!
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks great, easily one of foose's best design ideas.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it, it amazes me just how much Uber American (and many of the less brands/automakers) had soooo much flare and Grandeur especially automakers like Duesenberg and like.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can you say "hot brakes"?
      • 4 Years Ago
      FAN-BLANKIN-TASTIC! This is automotive art at its best. Too bad they couldn't manage the BMW power.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh boy, such gratuitous amounts of kitsch...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sure the basis of their inspiration had 8 exhaust pipes. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it! Scratch that. I love it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not sure how this gets compared to a 'horse and buggy.' While I'm not a fan of the asymmetrical paint job, the car itself is beautiful.
        • 4 Years Ago
        why would you compare it to main stream cars and not cars of its ilk like the morgan? yet another moot point by our simplemind... er... car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, more beautiful than most anything being produced today from Toyota, Honda, heck...even most Audis. And yes I know its a niche market but still its more beautfiul and that's my opinion.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very Sexy. If I didn't know better I'd think it was something old with just a few very minor modern tweaks.

      I'm not sure I'd want one, but I could definitely see a lucky few out there that would.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A beauty.
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