The Type 57 Aravis was Bugatti’s factory-designed two-seat Cabriolet named after French mountain range in Savoie and Haute-Savoie.
Execution of the Aravis bodystyle was limited to just Gangloff and Letourneur & Marchand. Each bodied around five examples to the Aravis style and another was created by Albert D’Ieteren.
The Aravis befitted from all the Type 57 engineering, development and upgrades throughout production. It used the twin-overhead camshaft 3.3-litre inline-8 which was good for 135 bhp in standard form.
Chassis arrangements included Rudge Witworth wire wheels, fifteen inch drum brakes and an uncluttered chassis having good strength. As with most Bugatti designs the Type 57 was relatively simple in design, but the result of complicated craftsmanship.