It's the creation of a Bugatti designer as part of his thesis.
A bachelor thesis that doubles as a Le Mans hypercar? It sounds crazy, but that's exactly what Max Lask has cooked up in one of the most sensational renderings we've seen in some time. Lask is a Braunschweig University of Arts graduate, and we're sure the German-based institution must have had their socks blown off by this submission. The Bugatti Vision Le Mans is a concept for a hypercar endurance racer that, theoretically, would compete at the iconic 24-hour race.
Lask completed an internship at Bugatti last year, with the supercar marque sponsoring and endorsing his bachelor thesis. Clearly impressed with his work, Lask landed the role of an exterior designer for the brand, so this may only be the start of things to come from him, especially since the Vision Le Mans almost makes a Chiron Super Sport 300+ look tame.
The Vision Le Mans may still feature Bugatti standards like two-tone paintwork and the distinctive horseshoe grille, but things get a lot more eye-popping from there. Even though the side view leaves plenty to digest, it's hard to miss the hole right in the middle of the car. It does make one wonder what kind of driving position is on offer, though. In front, there aren't so much air intakes as there are giant, slatted pieces of bodywork that look fine-tuned for cutting through the air at mind-numbing speeds.
The front contains a pushrod suspension, except this one is visible on either side of the wraparound windshield. There are also strips of vertical LED lights. At the back, there isn't really a flat body panel in sight, just a rear wing that appears to be hovering in the air. Also, note the bulging wheel arches that seem to nearly match the height of the roof.
The spectacular blue paintwork emphasizes the detailing of the Vision Le Mans. For now, there is no official announcement that leads us to believe Bugatti will release a Le Mans racer but, if it does, we sincerely hope they use Max Lask's renderings as the foundation for a car like that.