Type 57C Atlantic
Jean Bugatti's Masterpiece
The Atlantic is the production model of Jean Bugatti’s Aérolithe Electron Coupe that was unveiled at the 1935 Paris Auto Salon. The riveted seam that appears to connect the coachwork at the center pays homage to aviation technology and highlights the use of raw metal to hold the coachwork together, an accent that merges art and technology in this functional sculpture. Structural details which were solutions to welding issues remained as aesthetic additions.