[TAD12] Bugatti Ciel

TAD12 thesis | Bugatti Ciel


SAGAR Adka Shreedhara
SAGAR Adka Shreedhara
GIANLUCA Bezzecchi
GIANLUCA Bezzecchi
NICOLÒ Falzoni
NICOLÒ Falzoni

Bugatti CIEL

Our team faced the challenge to design a hybrid vehicle for 2050, that could travel by land and air. Considering the strong technical content of the project, we decided that Bugatti would be the perfect match, since the will to face great technical challenges runs deep in Bugatti history.

Overpopulation will be one of the main issues of 2050´s big cities. Thus, designed a very small vehicle with the ability to take off and fly for a short route. The hardest part of the challenge was to design a vehicle that looked unmistakably Bugatti even though it is completely different from the ones they usually create. To reach that goal, we aimed directly to Bugatti roots and basic values: lightness, semplicity, attention to detail. Our main inspiration was the iconic Type 35.

Ciel has unexpected shapes, but it immediately identifies as Bugatti, since it recalls aln the brand’s style elements. The Bugatti experience is not just on the surface: it continues in the interior that is tailored around the user like an haute couture dress. It has the same elegant purity of the masterpieces that built Bugatti fame worldwide.


Vehicles for hybrid environments

In the next 30 years we will see great socio-cultural changes, triggered by climate changes of which we are becoming increasingly aware. These changes will lead us to face old and new problems with a new awareness and a different look at the future of vehicles for the mobility of people. Standard vehicles, capable of traveling only on normal roads, may be inadequate to deal with congested traffic of large megacities and unstable environments that may be directly affected by climate change.

  • AIR | a vehicle capable of traveling on the road and flying at low altitudes to overcome natural obstacles and traffic jams
  • ON WATER | an amphibious vehicle capable of accommodating a family with a high level of comfort on both land and water
  • SUB WATER | a vehicle with a design capable of taking it underwater to a depth of 25 meters

Each vehicle was designed by linking it to a brand, chosen directly by the students for its consistency with the design objective with no direct involvement by the brand’s owner; brands from the world of consumer products and fashion were also chosen, and not only from the automotive world.