Front-Engined Bugatti La Voiture Noire Rendered, Looks Like a Modern Atlantic

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which currently holds the title of the world's most expensive new car (think: $18.7 million) was introduced as a Chiron-based recreation of the late 1930s Type 57 SC Atlantic. But what if the current Molsheim halo car could be brought even closer to its ancestor?
Front-Engined Bugatti La Voiture Noire Rendered 5 photos
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Of course, you should expect the secret owner of the one-off to take the hypercar down the aftermarket path (by the way, here's the best guess to date in terms of the owner's identity). Instead, I've brought along a rendering that aims to achieve the purpose mentioned above.

The pixel work we have here follows a simple recipe, relocation the W16 engine of the LVN from the middle section of the car to the front. And given the fact that the said classic horseshoe grille bearer uses the latter layout, the connection is obviously enhanced - you'll be able to see the original La Voiture Noire, the front-engined pixel version, as well as the Type 57 SC Atlantic in the images above.

In case you're wondering, we have to thank digital art label spdesignsest for adding another pillar to the bridge between the said Bugattis.

Before we switch from words to the stunning styling cues of these Bugs, allow me to remind you more details about the classic model.

You see, the French automotive producer only brought four examples of the Type 57 SC Atlantic to the world, between 1936 and 1938. One of these, namely La Voiture Noire (that would be "The Black Car") was owned by Jean Bugatti, the son of company founder Ettore.

And when the Germans took over the company's Molsheim factory back in 1940, Ettore Bugatti decided to ship the most important pieces by train to avoid these being destroyed by the Nazis - the LVN was obviously part of the valuable cargo, but this never reached its destination, with its disappearance remaining a mystery to this day.

PS: Since we're talking Bugatti La Voiture Noire renderings, here's one that turns the contraption into a Batmobile.


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