1971 Bugatti Type 105

The Type 105 was designed by Akio Morita, a former Formula 1 aerodynamicist for the Honda team. He led the development of the car and insisted on using the latest material innovations and technological solutions.


The 105 showcased the first carbon fibre monocoque chassis of any production car. The carbon fibre structure weighed in at a very slim 500 pounds, the whole car weighed only 1700 lbs.

This low weight coupled with the advanced aerodynamics of the exterior body and wings allowed for incredible performance. This utilizing of Ettore's philosophy of intelligent design, materials and low weight in the 105 was in essence a true return to the old Bugatti traditions of high performance road cars.


This isn't the only what-if Bugatti Type 105 artist Nikita Bridan has created. This better known version was supposedly made in 1984.

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