Delahaye USA has been at work developing and building the Bella Figura, a modern tribute to the Bugatti Type 57S, for more than three years. The company has finally (mostly) finished the prototype, and presented it to the public for the very first time at this year's Quail Motorsports Gathering.

Built on a custom chassis developed by the Roadster Shop in Mundelein, IL, the Bella Figura is available as a complete car, a turnkey-minus (without engine and transmission) or as a rolling chassis. Delahaye USA also offers right or left hand drive versions, and either a composite or aluminum body.

Company founder Terry Cook tells us that they're currently taking orders and should be able to deliver the first customer car by the end of the year. As for pricing, the Bella Figura starts reasonably but can be as expensive as you want to make it. A chassis and low-cost composite body runs under $50,000, but Delahaye USA says that a complete, alloy-bodied car will cost around $450,000. You can view more details and options over at www.DelahayeUSA.com.


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      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      What in Gods green acres is that upholstery?? It looks HIDEOUS.
        Shiftright
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        It's weird, but in this car I kinda like it. Period appropriate at least
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's going on with the interior? I don't remember what the inside of a type 57S looks like, but if it resembles that, they can drop the tribute right there.
      stevenh
      • 3 Years Ago
      Money can't buy good taste, next
      NAIF S
      • 3 Years Ago
      those headlights gotta go.
      scott B.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This might be the worst POS I've seen in 30 years. OMG! where does one begin. DOA.... Design aesthetic is freaking all over the place. Go to museum Mullin Museum Oxnard and check out the Art Deco designs... EVERYTHING I mean EVERYTHING in those designs is considered. Real craftsmen with real artists... If anyone buys this they are truly a fool....
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Susan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Spectacular car. Two problems: 1. Shouldn't the engine be a straight 8? 2. The headlights are too bulbous and protruding.
      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really like it. Sorta like a factory mad hot rod, but based on a Bugatti instead of a '32 Ford.
      willyk52
      • 3 Years Ago
      I find the front end a good interpretation of the original 57sc. The choice to make it a coupe instead of a fastback, though, seems odd as the fastback was one of the defining elements of the original. The exposed spare tire is simply wrong, because that was exactly the kind 'old' style ques that teh type 57sc was overturning. I am undecided about the side window treatment. The originals had a drop at the rear side window ( the current genesis coupe seems to have pay homage to that) that added character but looked odd from certain angles.
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      The exterior is gorgeous and it is definitely carrying over a lot of Delahaye's style. But holy hell, they have definitely screwed up on interiors. The roadster they built a couple years ago had an ostrich skin interior, and now they've decided to use their grandma's furniture for ideas?