With ever-tightening emission regulations being enforced all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing internal combustion engine-powered cars in museums more than we see them on the street. Most major automakers have been spending huge sums of money on electric car development, or at the very least offering hybrid versions of their current lineups. With this in mind, German automotive design student Serkan Budur has created this beautiful Bugatti concept titled La Finale, imagining it as the very last ICE car before octane-drinkers become history.
The unique features of petrol-powered cars take centre stage in this tribute concept — the wrap-around glass windshield extends to join the transparent hood cover that displays the W12 engine for all to see. Opting for a W12 engine doesn’t mean giving up on power — Budur made the decision because the smaller engine dimensions allow for a tighter package and less weight. The designer has also highlighted other mechanical parts including the suspension system and driveshaft through the visible design.
As for the appearance, it shares a similar underlying design language to the current Chiron, yet its main inspiration is the Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante — a model famous for its two-tone paintwork and distinctive graphics, and often considered one of the most beautiful cars ever made. It’s fair to say that La Finale does it proud.