The Concorso d’Eleganza event on Lake Como, Italy is an annual event that brings together a series of the world’s most luxurious luxury cars and supercars, carrying great spiritual and historical value. trademark. However, among the world-class cars in the world, there is still one car that won the brightest halo of the event and this year that car is the Bugatti Type 57S Vanvooren Cabriolet. This is also one of four Bugatti cars displayed at this event with the title “Best of Show”. In addition, a number of other Bugatti models also brought the brand other prestigious awards.
The Bugatti Type 57S at this event is classified as class A, “The Golden Age of Elegance: The Art Deco Era of Motor Car Design”. This model is a Bugatti masterpiece with the convertible body design being the work of Vanvooren, based in Courbevoie, a suburb of Paris. The convertible is truly impressive with its clean proportions and lines. This was the first of four Bugatti Type 57S built with convertible Vanvooren bodywork. One of the car’s previous owners replaced the original engine with another for testing purposes. After some extensive research, the original inline eight-cylinder engine that had been lost for over 40 years was found and reinstalled into the car.
On display alongside the Type 57S in Class A are a rare Bugatti Type 59 Sports racing car from 1934 and a Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet with Gangloff bodywork from 1937. During 1934 and 1935, the Type 59 Sports Used as a racing car and has won many races. This car has had 5 owners, one of whom was King Leopold III of Belgium since 1938. This car is now considered one of the most important Bugatti racing cars and is admired by many people. because of the uniqueness. The judges of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este were so impressed with the Type 59 that they decided to award the FIVA Cup for “The best preserved pre-war car”.
Stelvio Cabriolet is the first Type 57 for which Bugatti installed a supercharger. Bugatti named the car after Passo dello Stelvio, also known as Stelvio Pass because the car can easily overcome this steep pass. The car’s body is crafted by the Gangloff brand based in Colmar, France, just a short distance from Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim.
In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the new Bugatti Bolide was one of seven prototypes on display and the car was honored to win the category’s Design Award. Bugatti Bolide is known as a unique car at this time. The design of Bugatti Bolide strictly follows the philosophy “Form follows Performace”. With the question “What If” that has aroused much curiosity in the world car industry, Bugatti posed a question and answered it himself: What would happen if Bugatti built an ultra-light car with the same engine? its iconic 8.0-liter W16 engine without any limitations on the weight-to-power ratio.
The commercial version of Bolide will still retain the original car’s impressive aerodynamic design, however the commercial Bolide will have changes in engine setup as well as output power level. The commercial Bolide’s engine will be able to produce 1,578 horsepower, 1,600 Nm of torque and run on RON 98 gasoline instead of the Concept version’s engine, which is capable of producing 1,824 horsepower. and runs on 110 Octane fuel. The RON 98 fuel chosen by car owners can be easily purchased around the world instead of 110 Octane race fuel.
Christophe Piochon, President of Bugatti Automobiles, said: “Concorso d‘Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the most meaningful events in the world of classic cars and luxury sports cars. We are proud to have the honor of bringing four quite special cars to this year’s event. We are very pleased that the Bugatti Type 57S won the prestigious “Best of Show” Award among such famous competitions. Furthermore, it was an honor to see a wonderfully original Type 59 Sports win the FIVA Trophy and “Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award” awarded to Bolide. All of these cars demonstrate the enduring values of Bugatti even though these models have a period difference of nearly 90 years.”