Going even further back in time, the 1995 Chrysler
Atlantic was designed when the automaker was still owned by Mercedes-Benz
. So it should come as no surprise that, as a part of the then newly formed DaimlerChrysler's European roots, one of its first concepts evoked the spirit the classic Bugatti
Atlantic from the 1930s. Not only did this Chrysler concept take the Bugatti's name, but it had a striking styling resemblance as well, to say the least. Described as a modern interpretation of the original Atlantic, the concept packed an inline-eight producing 360 horsepower. This new Atlantic was well received, but was only used for marketing purposes.