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Most today know about only because of its amazing the Veyron. But in fact Bugatti has one of the interesting and storied backgrounds of any currently operating.


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Most today know about only because of its amazing the Veyron. But in fact Bugatti has one of the interesting and storied backgrounds of any currently operating.

Bugatti was founded in 1909 in Molsheim, by an Italian immigrant, Ettore Born in Milan, Italy, Mr. was the son of a noted furniture and jewelry and also somewhat of an eccentric As such, early Bugatti were both engineering and masterpieces, with details as gasketless engine blocks (so finished were the mating and elegant finishes in the cockpit and compartment.

In its early days, Bugatti primarily sports/racing cars and touring coupes. The former did well in competition, with such as the Type 10 and Type 35 many wins in the 1910s, and ’30s. Perhaps the most victory, however, came at Le in 1939, when, with but one car and financial backing, Jean-Pierre and Pierre Veyron codrove a 57C to victory. Bugatti engines primarily straight eights overhead camshafts and three per cylinder. Supercharging was also in some applications. Output from 90 horsepower up to 200 in later fitted with the supercharger.

The most noted models of pre-World War II era included the aforementioned Type 35 sports/racing cars from 1924-1930, the massive and Type 41 (aka the Royale) from 1927-1933 (only six made) and the various Type 57 touring coupes and convertibles from 1934-1940. The Type 57 included the highly coveted model, of which less a half-dozen were ever The Atlantic’s tear-drop-themed design featured a riveted spine ran down the middle of the hood, the roof and down the trunk.

Ettore also dabbled in a few ventures, producing an eight-cylinder engine and a motorized rail Sadly, as World War II approached, took a turn for the worst. lost his son Jean (age 30) who while testing a Bugatti car. The war destroyed the factory and died in 1947 at age 66. The company died as well, as apart a single racecar built in the no other Bugattis were

Bugatti did continue to make parts and the brand changed a number of times until when it was acquired by Romano an Italian entrepreneur. With the of designer Marcello Gandini penned the Lamborghini Countach) and a new near Milan, Italy, produced the Bugatti EB110 for what would’ve been 110th birthday) in 1991. The featured a quad-turbo, 553-hp V12 which allowed the all-wheel-drive car to hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and run to a top speed of 213 mph. of the EB110 ended a few years however, due to weak demand and management. Bugatti again its doors in 1994.

But hope springs eternal and in the Volkswagen group acquired the name. It commissioned ItalDesign to an 18-cylinder grand touring the concept being dubbed the After that, a series of sports/GT coupe concepts built, ultimately leading to the (16-cylinder with four Veyron. Debuting on showroom for the 2006 model year and fittingly enough in Molsheim, the 16.4 Veyron featured architecture, all-wheel drive and a 1,001 hp from its 8.0-liter W16 All that technology might the Veyron to lay claim to the title of car in the world with a top speed of 253

Through the years, a few, more special versions of the have become available. The Pur featured a clear-coated body showed off the Veyron’s exotic construction while Grand features a removable roof aka targa top that provides the thrill of al fresco motoring. The continues to be Bugatti’s only car also the most expensive new car sold in America) but it’s the company will debut a expensive model in the coming

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