In the year 2025, we’re hoping that we’d have a world where a car like this Bugatti design study called the ‘Aerolithe Concept’ would be free to roam the streets as a production vehicle. Otherwise, this would have been a waste of a perfectly awesome concept design.

The work of Coventry graduate, Douglas Hogg, for his final course project, the Aerolithe Concept is a car that takes its inspiration from the original Bugatti Aerolithe prototype that was presented at the 1935 Paris Motor Show. The prototype of the original Aerolithe Concept actually was the inspiration to Bugatti’s Atlantic 57SC, which were built with just four models.

A good 75 years after the original concept made its debut in Paris, Douglas Hogg has designed a modern interpretation of the car, complete with styling cues found in the original Aerolithe while also taking into account a lot modern – and futuristic - design elements. According to Douglas Hogg, the design study is "a minimalist exercise in pure surfacing inspired by Ettore Bugatti’s principles of automotive design and the legacy of the original Aerolithe."

Among the notable features of the Aerolithe Concept include styling cues from the original concept car. Among them the pronounced shoulders, the split windshield and rear window, aeronautic doors that open “split open canopy” style, and Bugatti’s trademark grille.

All told, the Aerolithe Concept is a nice piece of work by Douglas Hogg that doesn’t bring with it questionable safety features like the one found on another final project, the Saab Sports Sedan Concept. The Aerolithe Concept is definitely something that would be feasible and something we’d want to see come to life in the not so distant future of 2025.

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13 comments:

  (399) posted on 06.24.2011

Heck! I really don’t like on how this car look. Its kind of bland and a sort of distorted paper or something. I will hate the Bugatti if they passed this car into a production car!

  (434) posted on 06.24.2011

hmm. I don’t think that the future of the Bugatti would be good. The future design of this car look so odd. And i would say that their vintage car , the SuperAmerica seems better compare to this car.

  (383) posted on 03.28.2011

Maybe, when the 2025 comes the definition of the word "gorgeous" would change also. I can’t imagine that this would be the future design of the Bugatti! The current look is much better and I agree to those who says that this look more of a batman car!

  (383) posted on 03.28.2011

Maybe, when the 2025 comes the definition of the word "gorgeous" would change also. I can’t imagine that this would be the future design of the Bugatti! The current look is much better and I agree to those who says that this look more of a batman car!

  (444) posted on 01.9.2011

The concept has been created for the year 2025 and draws inspiration for its name from the legendary Bugatti Electron Aerolithe prototype, unveiled at 1935 Paris Motor Show.

  (692) posted on 01.6.2011

It is a vision of a one-off build by Bugatti in 1935, called the Aerolithe Prototype, from which the company produced just three production cars off as many orders.

  (777) posted on 01.6.2011

If what you see before your eyes doesn’t get you excited for the future, then I don’t know what will! The Bugatti Aerolithe Concept was the result of a final project by design student Douglas Hogg and it sure is a beauty.

Josh5000  (24) posted on 01.6.2011

I have to wait till 2025!!! It’s the coolest Bugatti i have ever seen!!!

Josh5000  (89) posted on 01.6.2011

lool, definitely a Batman car!

Josh5000  (101) posted on 01.6.2011

If painted in black this can definitely be the next Batman car smiley

Josh5000  (39) posted on 01.6.2011

Just another Bugatti. I rather see something new from Bentley!

Josh5000  (51) posted on 01.6.2011

This one has double the engine compartment and half the passenger room.,... so the price should be four times of a Veyron (4 mil) smiley

Josh5000  (151) posted on 01.6.2011

This is nice, however looks too much like an longer Saab AeroX, which is still my favorite car in terms of design!

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