Delahaye Bugnotti Coupe to be revealed at the Concours d’Elegance
Delahaye USA will unveil the Bugnotti Coupe in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is a model inspired by the classic 1937 Type 57S which was originally built as a tribute to Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean. Delahaye USA is passionate about the original Delahaye vehicles and has projected that passion into making quality replicas with modern chassis and engines.
All the company revealed on the Bugnotti Coupe is that it was designed using a specialized computer graphics system and will feature a carbon fiber body with a choice of two decklids; one with an externally mounted spare tire and the other with a smooth decklid and raised dorsal fin.
Besides the coupe version, Delahaye will also offer a removable Targa-style top version and a soft-top Drophead inspired by Ralph Lauren’s Gangloff bodied car.
It definitely takes the passion this company says they have to produce such a labor intensive model while removing all of the kinks that existed in the original Bugnotti’s. It takes even more passion to pull out your wallet and pay for one of these animal-like vehicles. Prices for these replicas vary from $450,000 for the allow bodied "turnkey" Bugnotti Coupe to $250,000 for the "carbon fiber appearance". Both of these models will come with the customer’s choice of engine. "Kit" cars will also be available with a price of $50,000 for the "carbon fiber appearance", $25,000 for the carbon fiber and composite compostion with a gel coat finish, and, finally, $20,000 for the composite cloth with a gel coat finish. Keep in mind; you get what you pay for. If you need further inspiration, take another look at the sensual beast above.