This would be a special send-off for Bugatti's potent combustion-powered cars.
Bugatti makes some of the fastest combustion-powered cars in the world. Currently, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the fastest production car in the world after it became the first production car to break the 300-mph barrier last year. Bugatti believes its 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine, which produces 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque in the Chiron, will live on for at least a decade.
While Bugatti is committed to combustion engines for the foreseeable future, the time will eventually come when the automaker is forced to switch to fully electric powertrains to comply with emissions regulations. What will Bugatti's last ever combustion-powered car look like? Graphic designer Serkan Budur has an idea and has shown his vision in a series of renders.
The artist calls their creation the 'Bugatti La Finale'. As the name suggests, the concept pays tribute to combustion-powered cars that will become extinct one day and celebrates their legacy. To pay tribute to the internal combustion engine, many of the La Finale's mechanical components are fully visible, such as the suspension, wishbones, and cardan shaft.
"It is by no means a jab to electric cars, more of a welcoming of the new era, saying goodbye to an old," the artist explains. While the La Finale share design cues with the Chiron such as the distinctive horseshoe grille and aggressive aero, the artist also honors Bugatti's heritage.
The two-tone paint and wheel designs are inspired by the iconic Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, while bronze accents applied to the rear reference the Type 41 Royale's dancing elephant hood ornament designed by Rembrandt Bugatti, the brother of the company's founder, Ettore Bugatti. The resulting design makes the La Finale look like a Bugatti La Voiture Noire on steroids.
A clear glass panel also puts the La Finale's engine on display. Rather than using the Chiron's W16 engine, the La Finale Concept is powered by a smaller W12 unit to save weight. This would be a special tribute to Bugatti's potent combustion-powered cars we would love to see enter production one day.