Blue Steel: Krugger FD

Luxury London

7 February 2020

A former rally driver-turned-motorcycle enthusiast lends his design expertise to a four-wheeled project

7 February 2020 | Luxury London

To be a world champion of bespoke bike building is a niche but impressive accolade. Fred Krugger’s hand-built custom motorcycles have scored him no less than two titles at the annual World Custom Bike Building Championship’s (no, we didnt know it was a thing either). From two wheels to four, Krugger’s latest commission is three years in the making. The FD, named after clients François Fornieri and André Dupont, isn’t the craftsman’s first foray into cars, but it is certainly his most impressive.

Challenged to build something truly unique and resolutely Belgian in Krugger’s signature style, the designer merged Art Deco features with 1930s-style streamlining, harking back to early 20th-century racers with an undulating body, wooden trims and royal blue paintwork. Harbouring a six-litre Bentley Continental GT engine which has been tuned to produce 750hp, the open-top car has substantial power behind its wheels, considering it weighs just 1,250kg. The radical racer was unveiled at the Zoute Concours d’Elegance in Belgium last year, and was more recently on show as part of the Dream Car Exhibition at the Brussels Motor Show 2020 in January. 

The team intend to take the motor to the four Concours d’Elegance in France, Britain, Italy and the USA

For more information on Fred Krugger and the project, visit projetfd.krugger.be