The one who embodied the most luxurious car in the world in the 1920s was French! It was the Bugatti Royale. It was even the most expensive car in the world from 1987 to 2008. An automotive masterpiece that praises both elegance and technique. The car visibly inspired the Korean designer Hojin Choi who brought it up to date with a style that is spectacular to say the least.

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The Bugatti type 41, known as Bugatti Royale, here in a Napoleon Coupé.

A spectacular Bugatti

If this new Bugatti Royale of the 21e century retains the famous horseshoe grille and front fenders separated from the hood, everything else is a sensation without going into retro-design. A real glass bubble encompasses the passenger compartment in the continuity of the engine cover.

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The huge butterfly doors give access to a cabin split in two.

Two huge butterfly doors then give access to an interior designed for two. But the pilot and his passenger will be separated by an imposing central beam so that each is isolated in his own bubble. To be alone on board would it be the height of luxury?

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The concept of the bubble that inspired the interior layout of this Bugatti Belle Epoque.

Seen in profile, the car has managed to retain the masterful proportions of its predecessor even if we can regret that it is a little too high. The ambient SUV syndrome would have struck? Too bad not to have kept the low profile rare at the time and synonymous with modernity. In addition, the ovoid stern of this Bugatti la Belle Epoque is somewhat reminiscent of that of the 2008 Renault Ondelios concept car.

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The tapered cockpit of this Bugatti La Belle Epoque project is of rare elegance.
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The stern of this Bugatti Belle Epoque is reminiscent of that of the Renault Ondelios concept car.

In addition, Hojin Choi seems very attracted to French car brands. He also has to his credit a prospective study for the manufacturer DS soberly titled DS V Amour. Tricolor romanticism inspires in Asia. We can only congratulate ourselves!

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