1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe

Bugatti Type 64

To have a vision about a stunning vehicle is the seeding of dreams. Automotive visionary Jean Bugatti designed the 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe which almost never was. 73 years after Mr. Bugatti’s vision, it has finally come to fruition. This stunning vehicle was worth the wait! The 1939 Type 64 Coupe features the coachwork that signified the Bugatti line, and adds some new enhancements while maintaining classic elegance.

Originally there were three 1939 Type 64 Coupes slated to be built. However, only one model was fully completed until recently due to the unexpected death of designer Jean Bugatti. The other two had the framing, but no coachwork had begun. The Type 64 was envisioned to be the successor to the infamous Bugatti Type 57 of the mid to late thirties.

Now, thanks to some innovative creativity by forces behind the Mullin Automotive Museum of Oxnard, California, the world will again have the opportunity to see the beauty of dynamic engineering. The new coachwork was handled by Stewart Reed Design of Pasadena.

The Bugatti Type 64 is utilizing a gullwing design that has the look and feel of automotive yesteryear. Many of the sketches of Jean Bugatti were used in the completed design. Forward thinking of an automotive genius taken in his prime may well have catapulted the automobile industry even more than we have seen thus far.

From a performance standpoint, use of a straight eight engine with dual overhead cam and two valves gives this beauty a quick speed of its day with 170 horsepower. This is not a bad performance report for a car of the day.

Other features of the Type 64 Coupe include semi elliptical spring front suspension with an inverted quarter spring rear suspension. Cable drum brakes help to slow this baby down when she gets rolling. The sheer elegance of design and presentation make this car one to remember.

Bugatti Type 64 Top View

The Papillion doors and riveted body design is a classic example of automotive excellence that will never be outdated. Though completed almost a century after it was a vision in one man’s mind, the Bugatti Type 64 coupe is proving to be every bit of automotive legacy had it reached its full potential then.

Automobile connoisseurs have to be pleased with the efforts being made to complete a project that began back before World War II. The design team is certainly not taking any shortcuts and are expending every effort to be sure that the Bugatti legacy is honored in all manners possible. After a brief stay at the Quail in Carmel, California – this masterpiece will be on display at the Mullin Museum in Oxnard, California beginning in the fall.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long Edition

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long Edition

An exclusive, one of a kind Bugatti is being released for the Beijing 2012 auto show. Showcasing and celebrating the Year of the Dragon, this car is magnificent.

Bugatti’s Wei Long 2012 is a take on the company’s Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport and was specifically made just for China. This one of a kind car and boasts an almost 2.1 million dollar price tag. The eight liter engine is backed with a 987 HP output power and will reach a top speed of roughly 230 miles per hour.

Bugatti Wei Long is a two door open top sports machine with a white exterior and plush red interior leather seats. The floor mats are pure red silk and the luxury continues throughout the entire vehicle. Dragons are the forefront of the vehicle with over 20 imprints of a dragon featured within the cars design. A porcelain dragon is embossed on the fuel tank cap. A special silk embroidered dragon is located on the head rest. The whole car is Bugatti’s tribute to the Year of the Dragon in China.

This exclusive vehicle will be available for purchase at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Bugatti Veyron Wei Long edition is luxury, speed, and beauty with a price tag to match.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Edition Merveilleux

Bugatti is known for manufacturing some of the most expensive and most beautiful cars in the world. They have proven their excellence once again with the Edition Merveilleux, a one-of-a-kind version of the Veyron Super Sport. This car was constructed to the specifications of its new owner identified as Simon, a 40 year old man who lives in China.

Although no specs have been released about this car, it is modeled after the Veyron Super Sport, which holds the world record for being the fastest production car. It is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as having an official top speed of 268 miles per hour. If the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Edition Merveilleux is anything like the Veyron Super Sport under the hood, it’s going to have at least 1,200 hp with 1.106 foot pounds of torque. In addition, the Veyron Super Sport has four turbochargers that are larger than normal, as well as larger intercoolers.

In the video, which was initially released by Bugatti, we get a brief glimpse of some of the car. For example, the outside is a naked carbon fiber body with a dazzling blue interior. The wheels complement the exterior and are a black alloy. The video also reveals a bit about this mystery man. His name is Simon and he had this car made as a gift to himself for his 40th birthday.

Simon is believed to be an enthusiast of cars, and apparently has quite the collection built up. He even has a Bugatti Veyron in his collection. What a great birthday present!