Yes, LEGO’s partnership with the Volkswagen Group will bring the world’s fastest production car to bedrooms all around the world. August can’t come soon enough…
Andrea Lattanzio (aka Norton74) is becoming a regular at The Lego Car Blog with his beautiful vintage motoring scenes. This wonderful Bugatti Type 35 has appeared here before, pictured being unearthed in an elderly farmer’s barn. This time Andrea takes us back to the when the car (and farmer) were a little younger, with this brilliant historic gas station scene. We’re not sure the Bugatti would be a new car, even in this era, as something much more recent seems to be poking out of the garage, but nevertheless we’re willing to bet that the Type 35 caused a bit of a stir at the Shell Service. There’s more to see of Andrea’s gorgeous build on Flickr – click here to step back in time, or here for today’s title song.
It’s every petrolhead’s dream to unearth an amazing classic car, unknown to the world for decades, hidden away in an unopened garage, workshop or barn.
It’s TLCB Master MOCer Andrea Lattanzio aka Norton74‘s dream too, so he’s decided to build his very own barn find, depicting the moment a farmer reveals the old Bugatti racing car that’s been sleeping untouched for half a century beside his hay.
This particular barn find would be sure to raise some global interest, with Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix’s fetching around $1.5million at auction. Do you think he’ll sell it? Head over to Andrea’s photostream to ask the farmer really nicely.
It wouldn’t be a money themed day without the investment banker’s favourite word; Bonus! So we’ve got a bonus for you in the form of an extra post showing both of today’s builds side-by-side. This is fitting because those ordering a new Bugatti Chiron already own on average over fifty cars each, so it’s highly likely they’ll have an Aston Martin too. Or seven.
These shots have been made possible by the fact the the builders of the Chiron and Vantage GT3 are brothers, uploading their creations within a few hours of each other. You can read more about each build by clicking here for the Bugatti Chiron and here for the Aston Martin Vantage GT3, plus you can see more the models together by visiting Lachlan’s Cameron’s Flickr photostream, and we’ll see you tomorrow for something much more humble!
The Lego Car Blog is not a money-focussed organisation. We only allow limited advertising, the proceeds of which you can read about here, and the staff all work for nowt (human), or Smarties (elf). However, we are still amongst the richest people on earth, thanks entirely to the place of our birth. And if you’re reading this, you probably are too.
But there’s rich, and then there’s rich! Today’s car certainly belongs to the latter. Costing $2,700,000 in base specification, the Chiron is the world’s fastest (when tested) and most powerful production car, expected to hit around 285mph when de-limited.
We’ll have to wait to see what top speed the Chiron achieves once testing is complete, as the car (and more importantly, the tyres) are in the realms of experimental physics, but even with the car’s main purpose – top speed – being an unknown statistic, it hasn’t stopped 200 Chiron orders being placed before anyone has driven it.
Like we said, there’s rich, then there’s rich! In fact the average Chiron customer already owns over fifty other cars. And a helicopter.
We’ll stick with this one then, built by previous bloggee Lachlan Cameron it’s the first Technic Supercar sized Bugatti Chiron we’ve seen, and it is absolutely spectacular. With Bugatti’s trademark W16 engine hooked up to an all-wheel-drive system, independent suspension, full remote control drive, steering and electronically deployable rear wing, LED lighting, and SBrick bluetooth control, Lachlan’s Chiron is one of the finest Technic Supercars of the year.
There’s a whole lot more to see of Lachlan’s Bugatti at his Flickr photostream or via Eurobricks, including WIP shots and images of the rolling-chassis mechanics. Click the links above to make the jump, and you can see the Chiron in action via the video below.
Bugatti’s long-awaited successor to Veyron hypercar was probably the star of a packed 2016 Geneva Motorshow. Costing almost $2million the new Bugatti Chiron is set to be the fastest and most expensive car in the world. And it’s also gorgeous, which is perhaps something the Veyron could never be called.
No sooner had the new Chiron been revealed under the spotlights in Geneva than supercar-building legend Firas Abu-Jaber started work on an incredible LEGO version. Two weeks later his Chrion replica is complete, and we have the very first pictures exclusively to share here.
The Chiron’s full gallery of images will be available to view on the 18th March 2016 via Firas’ Flickr and MOCpages accounts, and until then you can remind yourself of some of his greatest hits, and his Master MOCer interview via the links above.
A special thanks to Firas Abu-Jaber for these exclusive images of his new Bugatti Chiron, and we’ll see you on his Flickr and MOCpages galleries for the full reveal on the 18th!
…Long Live the King. Manufacturing of the the world’s fastest production car ceased last year, and with Bugatti now readying a replacement we thought we’d take a look back at the car that re-wrote the rulebook on speed…
The Bugatti Veyron was launched by the VW empire back in 2005, when the group decided to showcase their engineering talents by designing a car to meet some outrageous targets: 1000bhp. 250mph. And in car that anyone (with very deep pockets) could drive.
Signed-off in 2001 the Veyron arrived four years later, powered by an eight-litre quad-turbo W16 engine making 1001bhp, all-wheel-drive, and with an all-important top speed of 253mph. Now, after 10 years and what felt like hundreds of special editions, the sun has finally set on the world’s first 250mph+ hypercar, thus clearing the way for the new Bugatti Chiron that is due to be unveiled later this year.
The final Veyrons produced power well in excess of the original car’s 1001bhp, and hold the current record for the world’s fastest production car at 267.7mph. This fantastic recreation of one of those later cars comes from pipasseyoyo of Brickshelf, and whilst it probably won’t do 267.7mph (no matter how hard you push it) it does feature some brilliant engineering in its own right, with all-wheel-drive, a W16 engine, working steering, adjustable suspension, a 6-speed gearbox, an adjustable spoiler, and opening doors, trunk and hood all featuring.
There’s lots more to see of pipasseyoyo’s beautiful Technic supercar on Brickshelf, including high quality images of the chassis, drivetrain, suspension and interior, plus you can see more in the excellent (music aside) video below.
Long before Bugatti formed part of the Volkswagen empire, before Veyrons, before EB110s and before their products were simply trophies of the super-rich, they made cars like this.
Only sixty-five examples of the breathtakingly beautiful Type 50T were produced between 1931 and 1933, and unlike today’s Veyron, all original Bugatti’s were built to do one thing; go racing.
Sadly the outbreak of war, the destruction of the Bugatti factory, and the tragic loss of Ettore Bugatti’s son in their Le Mans winning Type 57C ‘Tank’ racing car conspired to end Ettore’s incredible story, but these early cars live on as the most sought-after and expensive vehicles in the world today.
This beautiful recreation of the 1933 Type 50 was found on Brickshelf. It’s been built by marthart, and it features engineering inside as lovely as it looks on the outside: Remote controlled steering and drive, working lights, leaf-sprung suspension, opening doors, hood and trunk and a 4-speed-gearbox are all included. There’s an extensive gallery available to view on Brickshelf – click the link above to take a look.