Atalante 57S

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Discover the Atalante 57S deLaChapelle
in its coupe and convertible versions.

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The Bugatti Type 57 first appeared at the Salon de Paris in October 1933, next to the Types 46, 50 and 55, which were already in production.

Jean Bugatti had a major influence on this model, refining it to the point that it showed a marked superiority over the many sofisticated motor cars of the thirties.

Incorporating many entirely new parts, this car marked an important step forward in the history of Bugatti, to such an extent that it became for several years the sole product of the Molsheim company.

The Type 57 was at first fitted with "standard" bodies, all four-seaters, and appeared in various guises : the "Galibier" saloon, the "Stelvio" cabriolet or the "Ventoux" coach.

At the Salon de Paris in 1935, Jean Bugatti, veritable genius creator of the marque's most beautiful cars such as the mythical "Esders" Roadster on the Royale chassis, and the famous Type 55 Roadster, presented a two-seater coupé baptised "Atalante".

The Atalante body was built onto the standard Type 57 chassis as well as onto the rarer short wheelbase, lowered suspension Type 57s, with or without supercharger. Exceptionally elegant and built in very small numbers by Bugatti, the Atalante 57s will for future generations always be a car that is as exclusive as it is refined.

And it is this version, the almost mythical 57s, that we wished to revive. Like the Type 55 Roadster produced in small numbers in our workshops since 1978, we have recreated this nostalgic automobile redolent of all the elegance and charm of the 30s and always respecting the traditions and spirit of Bugatti.