When it came out in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron simply redefined what was possible in automotive engineering. Nearly 10 years later, the iconic Veyron is finally nearing the light at the end of the tunnel.
To celebrate, Bugatti has created more one-off versions of the 1200-horsepower goliath than we can keep track of, but the latest and most interesting tribute comes far away from the supercar’s assembly line in France.
Autonet Magz reports that a workshop in Boyolali, Central Java, Indonesia has created a 1:1 replica of the legendary Bugatti completely out of wood. Fashioned from teak, the Veyron has a fully detailed interior, complete with a functioning steering wheel, gear shifter, and pedals.
Eko Lukistyanto, the owner of the shop, was commissioned to build the Bugatti for a German customer, and the whole project will cost only 40 Million Indonesian Rupiah, or $3,320. It looks absolutely stunning, with the different tones of tropical hardwood highlighting the cars curves.
Lukistyanto’s shop clearly has a knack for wooden recreations, as his workers have created scale replicas of motorbikes, pedicabs, and even a Mercedes-Benz 300SL over the years.
In the end, the recreation of Bugatti’s masterpiece in such a simple material is a fitting tribute. As motoring tech continues to streamline and powertrains become more efficient, eventually there will be a time when the Veyron’s massive, insatiable stature is seen as a relic, a last stand of an unrelenting automotive ideal.
Sad as it may be, in the coming years, there simply won’t be room for a $2 million supercar that can drink 26 gallons of fuel in 12 minutes or burn up $42,000 worth of tires in just 15.
When the alloys rust, and fuel runs dry, only the raw materials will remain. Now, to find some varnish …
(Photos via Autonet Magz)