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In a role that spanned 19 years, Bugatti design director Achim Anscheidt has announced his retirement, though he will remain with the brand as an advisor to company CEO Mate Rimac. During his design career at Bugatti, Anscheidt had a lot of influence on the brand's supercars. He worked on numerous special editions of the Veyron, along with the Chiron, Divo, Centiodieci, La Voiture Noire, Bolide, and Mistral, as well as the Atlantic and 16C Galibier concepts.


While Anscheidt will be handing it over to Frank Heyl, who has served as a designer for the automaker since 2008, he did work on the incoming Chiron successor ahead of his retirement. The new Bugatti, which will do away with the company's legendary 6.0 liter W16 engine in favor of a new hybrid powertrain, is set to arrive in 2024, with deliveries starting in 2026.




Achim Anscheidt was initially a motorcycle stunt rider, but he eventually decided to attend a design school in California, followed by a brief stint at Porsche during the 1990s. By the time he landed his career at Bugatti in 2004, the brand had already finalized the design of the Veyron, though he contributed greatly to the special editions that followed, including the Grand Sport Vitesse, Super Sport, and L'Or Blanc. Since then, Anscheidt has been involved in the design of nearly every project that followed, from the iconic Chiron supercar to the ill-fated Galibier grand tourer.


"When I first arrived at Bugatti, I was inspired to make the famous Bugatti patrons of the past proud – especially Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean. I wanted to develop modern day Bugatti into a crowning jewel of brand perception and unique automotive excellence," Anscheidt said. "I will be forever grateful for having been a part of this incredible developing Bugatti journey. The best is still to come, and I’m truly thankful to all who supported the brand and our design department to help us evolve the brand to a place where I know Ettore and Jean would be proud."



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Jul 24, 2023
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Bugatti Design Director Achim Anscheidt Is Retiring After 19 Years At The Company

He worked on many of Bugatti's modern-day creations, including the Chiron and Bolide.

In a role that spanned 19 years, Bugatti design director Achim Anscheidt has announced his retirement, though he will remain with the brand as an advisor to company CEO Mate Rimac. During his design career at Bugatti, Anscheidt had a lot of influence on the brand's supercars. He worked on numerous special editions of the Veyron, along with the Chiron, Divo, Centiodieci, La Voiture Noire, Bolide, and Mistral, as well as the Atlantic and 16C Galibier concepts.


While Anscheidt will be handing it over to Frank Heyl, who has served as a designer for the automaker since 2008, he did work on the incoming Chiron successor ahead of his retirement. The new Bugatti, which will do away with the company's legendary 6.0 liter W16 engine in favor of a new hybrid powertrain, is set to arrive in 2024, with deliveries starting in 2026.




Achim Anscheidt was initially a motorcycle stunt rider, but he eventually decided to attend a design school in California, followed by a brief stint at Porsche during the 1990s. By the time he landed his career at Bugatti in 2004, the brand had already finalized the design of the Veyron, though he contributed greatly to the special editions that followed, including the Grand Sport Vitesse, Super Sport, and L'Or Blanc. Since then, Anscheidt has been involved in the design of nearly every project that followed, from the iconic Chiron supercar to the ill-fated Galibier grand tourer.


"When I first arrived at Bugatti, I was inspired to make the famous Bugatti patrons of the past proud – especially Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean. I wanted to develop modern day Bugatti into a crowning jewel of brand perception and unique automotive excellence," Anscheidt said. "I will be forever grateful for having been a part of this incredible developing Bugatti journey. The best is still to come, and I’m truly thankful to all who supported the brand and our design department to help us evolve the brand to a place where I know Ettore and Jean would be proud."



Are you excited for Bugatti's next chapter?

Image Credits: Bugatti

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Bugatti Design Director Achim Anscheidt Is Retiring After 19 Years At The Company

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