Bugatti Chiron Super Sport tributes Type 57 SC Atlantic
Bugatti has captured the magic of its Type 57 SC Atlantic – the most valuable car in the world – with the 57 One of One Chiron Super Sport, which took a year to create for a lucky owner.
Recreating the Atlantic's unique paint was Bugatti's first challenge. Jascha Straub, Lead Designer at Bugatti, was dispatched to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, to capture the silver-tinted blue hue of the original Type 57 in situ and under various light conditions.
Paint done, the next job was developing a fitting tribute to the classic's grille while fulfilling the cooling requirements of a 273mph hypercar. The finished effort features polished vertical rungs and a thicker centre spine than a 'regular' Super Sport.
The One of One's five-spoke alloy wheels are finished in the same blue as the bodywork with chrome highlights, while the underside of the rear wing features a hand-drawn silhouette of the Type 57 complete with 'One of One' script.
Inside, you'll find the wing silhouette hand stitched in Lightning Blue onto the car's door panels, along with Gaucho leather upholstery. Meanwhile, the centre console gets a 'One of One' inlay, and a tribute to Rembrandt Bugatti's Dancing Elephant sculpture is embroidered onto the headrests. Finally, the Bugatti's door sills feature Rembrandt's and Jean Bugatti's signatures.
Hendrik Malinowski, Managing Director at Bugatti Automobiles, said: "When crafting a bespoke car for our customers, we will always look to pay tribute to our rich heritage. For a customer to embrace our lineage in such a way, and lead in the inclusion of such design elements, it is a proud moment.
"A creation like the '57 One Of One' is the perfect match for our Sur Mesure offer, bringing a passionate customer with bold ideas together with our endlessly creative and talented design and engineering teams. The result is a breath-taking new chapter in the legend of the Type 57 SC Atlantic; authentic, beautiful and formed in the spirit of Jean Bugatti's original. The Type 57 SC Atlantic will always be an icon and this latest homage can proudly sit alongside it on the concours lawns of the future."