Bugatti Benoist by Samuel Marquez Arango, Italy

2017: Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.


Samuel Marquez Arango
Torino, Italy
IED Torino

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Samuel always had a passion for cars. After graduating high school, he began studying Industrial Design in Colombia but decided to move to Italy to pursue his dream of becoming a car designer.

In 2030 cars will be smaller, lighter, lower and faster. Racers will become one with the race. Named after historical Bugatti Leman racer and war hero Robert Benoist, the Bugatti Benoit uses revolutionary materials such as carbon nanotubes and aerogel to create the lightest and fastest driving race-car even in the toughest hairpins.

The driver lays in the prone position in order to become one with the race track while at the same time lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity as much as possible. The idea of the Benoist is using the least amount of body panels making the lightweight Bugatti go as fast as possible and reduce the braking in corners.

Thanks to the active aerodynamic flaps and inclining wheels, the car can corner harder and faster than the competition. Even though the Benoist is more of an exoskeleton with wheels for the driver, it still maintains an evident family feeling with the historical racers and road cars of the French automaker.

Bugatti takes pride in making the ultimate cars and this would be the ultimate LMP1 racer.