Bugatti unveils its secret, never-shown concepts
Official 3D renderings of Bugatti prototype cars that have remained in secrecy for the last five years are now open to public. These include the Veyron Barchetta, the GT Rembrandt, and the Atlantic Concept.
The latter was conceived as an homage to the Type 57SC Atlantic shown in the video, and was scheduled to hit the market with a twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood. It had been originally intended for premiere at the 2015 Pebble Beach show, but then the Dieselgate scandal erupted, forcing Volkswagen to wrap up many of its planned premieres.
The Veyron Barchetta was conceptualized as a high-end variant of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and was never released due to the same reasons.
The GT Rembrandt came powered by an eight-liter, front-mounted W16 rated at 1,500 hp (1,120 kW). Bugatti put the project on hold, but later reused the design in its €11,000,000 La Voiture Noire hypercar.
Editor Andrew Raspopov