The RacerX Bugatti Type 12-2 concept car
After five years in production, the Bugatti Veyron still remains the epitome of the modern supercar – an incredible engineering feat that's both ridiculously fast and ridiculously expensive. In that time we've seen a number of mouth-watering versions of the supercar including the open-top Grand Sport and the paint-less Pur Sang. Now the team at Racer X Design has drawn on the Veyron platform to produce a luxurious 2 + 2 Bugatti concept design with ample luggage space that not only looks beautiful but borders on being practical... well, almost.
"The streamliner is not intended for production, and is just one of the many designs that Racer X Design have come up with," Racer X founder Reuben Zammit told Gizmag. "The aim was to get the type 12-2 immediately recognizable, yet make a signature of it’s own for a specific marque. A classic front engine rear wheel drive layout, the shape allows for a boot bigger than its rivals, yet keeps the lines flowing. The doors take in a large part of the side and the roof for easier access.
"The idea is to use a VW derived W12 engine with a twin turbo layout hence the name 12-2. Although not as extravagant as the W16 used in the Veyron, there would be enough power to propel the Type 12-2 to over 200 mph."
Given that some of the most beautiful Bugattis ever seen were the work of custom coachbuilders, maybe Bugatti (aka Volkswagen) should offer its W-engines and chassis to custom coachbuilders?