- May 7, 2011
Bugatti Veyron Sang Bleu speedboat concept by Ben Walsh
Bugatti Veyron Sang Bleu speedboat concept by Ben Walsh – Click above for high-res image gallery
The Bugatti Veyron has sufficiently proven itself to be king of the road, but what happens when you run out of road? The earth's surface is, after all, covered in more water than it is land, let alone paved portions thereof. Ben Walsh's solution? This Bugatti-inspired speedboat design.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Walsh was largely responsible for the interior on the Cadillac Converj concept, and has since left GM's Advanced Design studio for an interior design position at PSA Peugeot Citroën. So he clearly has a passion for French cars, but for this project has set his sights on the exclusive Bugatti Veyron Sang Bleu edition.
Like other boat designs we've reported on, this example isn't likely to ever see production, but it's beautiful. It takes the Veyron's aluminum and carbon fiber construction and applies it to the form of a 30-foot speedboat that's vaguely reminiscent of the spaceships from Star Wars (Episode I) and Flight of the Navigator. The rear shot best illustrates the connection to the Veyron. The boat's single propeller indicates a single engine, but when you're packing a 1,000-horsepower, quad-turbo W16, do you really need more than one? Have a closer look in the high-resolution image gallery below, and at the car that served as its inspiration in the gallery below that.