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08 February 2013

This is a Bugatti Veyron... from 1945

Meet the Bugatti-Beetle: what the Veyron could have looked like many moons ago…

Vijay Pattni
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You kind of want it, don't you? It's not real, obviously, but is instead the fevered scribbling of a designer who goes by the username ‘rc82 workchop'. He stepped back in time to imagine how a Veyron might have looked in 1945.

That's it. Pretty cool, don't you think?

There's not much information surrounding his concoction, other than what you can see in the image above. The profile of the Veyron has clearly been retained, but clothed of course in the Beetle's skin: the face, the wheels, the bonnet and even the chrome bumpers and side skirts have all found their way onto the design.

Of course, being the avid motoring enthusiast you are, you'll know they share some sort of family bloodline: the Volkswagen Group owns Bugatti, and both these cars have their engines behind the driver.

We'd like to think the Veyron's quad-turbo, 8.0-litre W16 engine with its squillion horsepowers and all the king's torque remains intact, because the look of surprise at the traffic lights when you pull up next to this must be worth the weight of a rusty VW Beetle alone.

Like it? Or have you spotted a cooler rendering of old and new? Let us know below. Now, Bugatti, can you build one for us please?

Pic courtesy of rc82 workchop

Tags: bugatti, veyron, volkswagen, beetle, rc82 workchop, rc82



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