Delahaye USA Unveils The 2012 Bugatti Type 57S Bella Figura Coupe

by Alex

After three years of hard-working on this one of a kind project, the American specialists at Delahaye USA considers the Bella Figura prototype is a carbon fiber tribute to Jean Bugatti and the Type 57S, much more than just a replica.

Beside the fact that Bella Figura Coupe respects the classic Bugatti look and feel, is also a highly stylized, stretched and widened coupe that comfortably fits two six-foot-six occupants. This car’s dimensions are as follows: wheelbase 127-inches, length 194-inches, width 76-inches, floor to ceiling 44-inches. This beauty weighs approximately 3,000 pounds.

“We’re building air conditioned cars with power brakes/steering/windows and modern engines you can actually drive and afford!” the company explains.

Being designed and built in the USA (polished aluminum body built in UK), these cars are available in right or left hand drive as a complete finished “turnkey” vehicle; as a “turnkey minus” where you bolt in your engine and transmission (an importing advantage outside USA); as a “roller” (body on chassis with wheels); or in “self-assembly” form for the build-it-yourself enthusiast.

As for power and performances, the first prototype car has an all aluminum 5 litre M70 BMW V-12, while the first production car will have a new supercharged 556 HP 6.2 litre LSA Cadillac engine. The top of the line is a RENNTECH (Lake Park, FL) twin turbocharged Mercedes V-12 engine, but an inline Jaguar six is also possible.

Price: Being a custom car the price can vary a lot, but for example:

“Full Carbon” Body $44,900
Aluminum body (only) $190,000 (estimated)
“Hybrid” Body $36,500
Mirror-polished aluminum body $240,000 (estimated)
Gel Coat finish (no carbon fiber) $29,900
Composite bodied Turnkey $250,000+ (estimated)
ROADSTER SHOP base Fast Track Stage III chassis with 9-inch Ford rearend $18,950
Painted aluminum bodies Turnkey $450,000+

A Bugatti Bella Figura Type 57S Coupe from Delahaye can cost you between $250,000 and $450,000, or even more, if you really care about personalization.

Specs: the first production car is set to enter the manufacturing process in November

Office workers are made up of parts of the whole, working on the project.
Vector illustration of teamwork concept. Office workers are made up of parts of the whole, working on the project.
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Source: Delahaye USA via Autoevolution

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