Delahaye USA working on Bella Figura Bugnotti concept

Delahaye USA working on Bella Figura Bugnotti concept

Delahaye is a name that won’t be familiar with all car enthusiasts but the line of cars with this name date all the way back to the 19th century. Delahaye was first started by mechanical engineer Emile Delahaye back in 1879 in Tours, France and built a reputation for producing, some of the most beautiful and extravagant cars of its time.

Now, a company based in New Jersey, called Delahaye USA is offering enthusiasts a replica alternative to the original streamlined land yachts.

Using modern mechanicals, including drivetrains, chassis components and electronics, Delahaye USA is trying to revive the beauty of the past without any of the problems. The company’s latest creation is a mixture of Delahaye and Bugatti and features a bodyshell made entirely of carbon fibre.

Named the Bella Figura Bugnotti concept, the body itself was designed eight years ago by hot rod builder Chip Foose and draws inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57S, as well as the Al Leamy and Gordon Buehrig styled Auburn Boattail Speedsters.

Soon it will be available as a turnkey product complete with the customer’s choice of drivetrain and in either coupe, convertible or targa body types. The Bella Figura Bugnotti concept will be officially unveiled at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 13.

Delahaye is a name that won’t be familiar with all car enthusiasts but the line of cars with this name date all the way back to the 19th century. Delahaye was first started by mechanical engineer Emile Delahaye back in 1879 in Tours, France and built a reputation for producing, some of the most beautiful and extravagant cars of its time.

Now, a company based in New Jersey, called Delahaye USA is offering enthusiasts a replica alternative to the original streamlined land yachts.

Using modern mechanicals, including drivetrains, chassis components and electronics, Delahaye USA is trying to revive the beauty of the past without any of the problems. The company’s latest creation is a mixture of Delahaye and Bugatti and features a bodyshell made entirely of carbon fibre.

Named the Bella Figura Bugnotti concept, the body itself was designed eight years ago by hot rod builder Chip Foose and draws inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57S, as well as the Al Leamy and Gordon Buehrig styled Auburn Boattail Speedsters.

Soon it will be available as a turnkey product complete with the customer’s choice of drivetrain and in either coupe, convertible or targa body types. The Bella Figura Bugnotti concept will be officially unveiled at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 13.

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