Authentically replicated and true to scale body with a brilliant paint finish.
The development of the Atlantic Coupé was intellectually indebted to Ettore Bugatti's son, Jean. Only 26 years old, he came up with a masterpiece that made automobile history. What he presented was a design that had never been seen before, and it outshined anything else. The car has upheld its halo and fascination to this day. By the way, the dorsal seam that goes from its wind shield to the rear end, is just a style element. It's reminiscent of the seam that held the two body half of the prototype car "Aerolithe" together. But not only the appearance of the sports car caused a lot of attention. The Atlantic-Coupé was one of the most powerful cars of its time in the world. The 3.3 litre 8-cylinder in-line-engine and two overhead cam shafts became powered by a compressor. Approximately 200 hp accelerated the car to sensational 200 km/h. But how did the Atlantic received his name? Well, it's a common assumption that Jean Bugatti chose this name to honor his adored sculptor and pilot Jean Mermoz, who tried to cross the South-Atlantic in 1936 by plane and disappeared mysteriously without a trace.
- 8 Cylinder in line engine with two overhead cam shafts
- Compressor Roots Supercharger
- Maximum output of 200 hp at 5,500 rpm
- Top speed of 200 km/h
Highly detailed 8 cylinder in-line engine is complete with all aggregates and cabling.
Upon its debut at the 1936 London Car Show, the breath-taking Atlantic Coupé was seared in the public memory. Powered by a 3.3 liter 8-cylinder in-line engine and equipped with a Roots super-charger, it was also the fastest street car of its time. Contemporary experts agree that the 57SC Atlantic Coupé is one of the most beautiful cars ever built in history. Its streamlined body is a classic example of “Art Deco on Wheels.” Only three units of this fascinating car were built. The Atlantic Coupé Chassis No. 57591 was first delivered to the Englishman R.B. Pope in May 1938 with a blue finish.
Central to the Art Deco design of this car is a tear-drop configuration of its body, fenders, doors, windows, and headlights, and this is faithfully captured and painstakingly crafted in the CMC miniatures. Today the best-remembered Atlantic Coupé is, of course, the one first delivered to R.B. Pope. It was the last of the three Atlantic Coupés ever built, and this miniature is modeled exactly after this car. CMC's precision diecast replica of the Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupé (Chassis 57591) in 1:18 scale is hand-assembled from 1,725 parts. It features the extensive use of a sophisticated sheet metal technology for the detailing of functional body parts, which is a trademark of CMC products as true collectibles.
Meticulously recreated cockpit with true to the original dashboard complete with instruments and controls.
Attention to detail in this model is exemplified by meticulous replication of the engine compartment with an 8-cylinder in-line engine plus aggregates, pipes, and cabling, the riveted dorsal seams that run end to end across the roof and the sand fenders, the double-wing bonnet with hinged panels that rests on two collared metal buttons when fully opened, and the corner windows, air-inlets, and spare-wheel cover that are functional, not to mention the authentically-crafted body and the masterfully-replicated doors that open on three hinges to reveal the amazing detail of the interior, leather seats, and dashboard. The instrumental panel is complete with all gauges and controls. This CMC-made replica is an example of "Art Deco on Wheels" at its best! The 57SC Atlantic Coupé was a masterpiece contributed by Jean Bugatti, the son of the great "patron" Ettore Bugatti. It was an extraordinary feat of engineering in terms of design and construction.
For quite some time, experts all agree that the Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupé belongs in the most beautiful cars that were ever built. Its streamlined body is a classic of engineering decorative art. Only three vehicles of this fascinating sports car have been manufactured. In spite of this, you can own such a beauty, albeit in the form of an exquisite miniature. You will be surprised how it does justice the original. The CMC Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic is also available in Ralph Lauren's limited edition black as well.