If you’re looking at this 4×4 Bugatti Chiron Terracross concept and going “something doesn’t feel right here”, it’s completely intentional. The Chiron, a beast made for perfect roads and luxurious metropolises, set against a rugged terrain with those massive tires just feels unnatural… but there’s a beauty in its unnatural design. Created by Rafał Czaniecki as a mere pandemic project, the Bugatti Chiron Terracross concept is a dystopian beauty made for a world where futuristic cybercities and wastelands coexist.
Off the bat, the Terracross isn’t your average Chiron. It comes with a few upgrades that are more than apparent when you look at the automobile. Right off the bat, you’ll notice its outlandish wheels and suspension, which make sense given its all-terrain nature, but create a ground-clearance that’s completely unusual for a Bugatti. The headlight and taillights are altered too, with a honeycomb-ish pattern that’s also found on the car’s exhausts, the wheel design, as well as on the large, outward-extending fenders. Among other noteworthy upgrades are the massive bumper guards on the front and back of the car, along with foglights on the top, space for a carry-case, and a place to mount your step knee.
The Terracross is a complete deviation from Bugatti’s luxury supercar DNA, while it still manages to retain the Bugatti elements like the horseshoe radiator and the C-shaped rear pillar. It’s an interesting experiment that I hope, for the sake of humanity, doesn’t become a norm – because a post-apocalyptic world where an all-terrain Chiron is a necessity isn’t really the kind of world I want to live in. That being said, Rafał Czaniecki’s pandemic pet-project surely yielded an extremely eye-catching car!
Designer: Rafał Czaniecki