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  Bugatti is a French car manufacturer and was founded in 1909. The company was known for its engineering in automobiles and for the artistic designs with the Type 57SC Atlantic being a fine example. The manufacturer has also has a lot of success on the race track and won the Monaco GP in 1930 for the first time. The manufacturer went into financial trouble after the death of its owner and after the WWII and only after it was bought by Volkswagen did it come back into prominence.

Meet "the most important car."

We’ve covered our fair share of rare and historic classic cars here at TopSpeed, but this 1931 Voisin C20 MyLord takes the cake. Its level of beauty and class is only overshadowed by its rarity and appraised value. It is truly a gorgeous thing to behold.

Powered by an innovative sleeve-valve V-12 engine riding on an underslung chassis, the two-door coupe was built in France by automotive and aeronautics pioneer Gabriel Voisin who was more well-known for his achievements in the air than on the road. He did, however, start Avions Voisin, one of the world’s most prestigious automotive brands of the day.

The one-off MyLord was only a concept vehicle and never saw full production, making this example the only one in existence. It was treated to a full restoration before heading to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance auction block in 2010. One fortunate bidder took home the MyLord, leaving a $2,750,000 check in its place.

Click past the jump to learn more about the Voisin C20 MyLord Demi-Berline

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Earlier this year Flo Rida decided that a $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron is just not enough for him, so he decided to wrap in gold. Of course, this was basically just a grab for attention.

Now, from gold Flo Rida decided to go pink with his Veyron . This time it is for more than just attention, as the pink hue is to help raise awareness for breast cancer — October is the official month for breast cancer awareness for those that don’t know.

Along with the pink wrap, Flo Rida’s Veyron also dons the immediately recognizable pink ribbon — the official breast cancer awareness logo — on its hood, chromed wheels and some chrome insertions on the grille.

Last time around, we couldn’t help but laugh at the golden shimmer of Flo Rida’s rig, but this time around, we have to admit that he did this over-the-top wrap for a good cause: saving the ta-tas. Hat’s off to you, Mr. Rida...

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Bugatti Veyron.

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If you’re in the market for a hypercar that is a delicate balance of power and style, the Koenigsegg Agera R is likely near the top of your list. Of course, that’s only if you have a few million bucks in an off-shore account somewhere. Also \near the top of your list has to be the slightly more powerful Bugatti Veyron .

So, what if we take these two — a Veyron Vitesse and an Agera R — and we put them in a head-to-head, rolling-start race? Well, first of all, we would get to enjoy two mean-sounding hypercars, and we would also get to see which of the two is faster. Which do you think wins from a rolling start?

To help get a better idea of what we’re looking at, the Agera R is powered by a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine with twin turbochargers and with a total output of 1,140 horsepower. On the other hand, the Veyron Vitesse gets a W-16 engine that produces an output of 1,200 horsepower.

These numbers are a little too close to really make an educated guess, so have a look at the above video to find out.

The common response to hearing news like losing almost $6 million per Veyron sold is to make a well-crafted press release calling for an understanding of priorities.

But that’s not Bugatti ’s style.

What the French automaker does best it seems is to build special edition Veyrons , even if it costs them millions just to get one model on the road.

Recently, Bugatti took a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, dressed it up real nice, and aptly named it after one of the world’s fastest rising classical musicians. This, dear friends, is the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Lang Lang Edition.

The ode to the classical pianist is clearly evident just by looking at the Veyron’s two-tone, black and white finish, which was inspired by the colors of a concert grand piano.

Moving inside, the door panels of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse continue the color treatment with white leather covers coming with black contrast stitching, something Bugatti says should remind people of ‘note lines." Continuing the piano inspiration are the number of gold plates made available throughout the cabin, including the EB badge on the steering wheel, center clasp, and even the fuel filler cap.

Click past the jump to read about the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron 16.4

The Bugatti Veyron is one of the most expensive cars in the world. Apparently, it also comes with a hefty cost to the company itself.

According to figures released by BersteinResearch, the most powerful car in the world is also a money pit for Bugatti , costing the automaker as much as &euro4 million (about $5.4 million) in losses for every Veyron sold since 2005. That’s almost an unimaginable loss.

A more staggering number is the $3 billion Bugatti will most likely end up losing once all 450 Veyrons are produced and sold off. We don’t know anybody willing to lose that much money just to prove a technological point, but it appears that this is what Bugatti — and the Volkswagen Group — signed off on when it was decided to green light the production of the Veyron eight years ago.

Some things, it turns out, are more important than financial gains, and Bugatti is proving that once again after already announcing that a successor to the Veyron is going to arrive sooner than later.

Click past the jump to read more about the most powerful Bugatti of them all, the Veyron Super Sport

Source: Autocar UK
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Tucked inside the wealthy enclave of Santa Barbara, California is one of the most awe-inspiring collections of pre-war French automobiles ever assembled anywhere on earth — even inside France.

Just a few hours south of Monterey and Pebble Beach , the Mullins Automotive Museum is almost as exclusive as the cars inside. And for good reason: dozens of the cars in the collection are priceless and completely unique.

The Mullins museum has dozens of Bugatti ’s, including the all-time most-valuable car ever: the Type 57 Atlantique . This is too easy and common, so we will focus on some of the more obscure pieces in its priceless collection.

There are highlights are every turn, but we’ve assembled some of the most influential and visually breathtaking cars here in a list of Top Ten Coach-Built French Imports - between 1930 and 1950.

This list could also have been called the "unpronounceables" because their names are quite complicated to say out loud. Doing so is a real treat, however, especially in the case of the all-star Hispano-Suiza H6C Xenia. This gorgeous coupe has some of the most otherworldly styling ever seen then or since.

Winner of Best in Show at Goodwood 2009, this Hispano-Suiza features sliding side doors, a rounded fuselage design, and bespoke luggage that looks like a million bucks.

Click past the jump for all ten of these stunners: including a number of Bugatti ’s, Avoins Voisin and the first hard-top cabrio: the 1938 Peugeot 402L Cabriolet Metallique Decouvrable.

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean Bugatti" Edition

A few months ago, it was rumored that Bugatti would come to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with a successor for the current Veyron. Instead, the company decided to reveal a new special-edition Veyron built as a tribute to Jean Bugatti .

Still, Bugatti is in the works to add a new supercar to its lineup, and Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, president of Bugatti, offered the first details on it. According to him, the new model "will not be a successor of the Veyron because you cannot succeed the Veyron." The new model will be indeed a new "super sports car," but completely different to the Veyron. This basically means that it’ll be a replacement, not a successor...

The new model until Bugatti has finished building the models that it has on order. According to Schreiber, once the last Veyrons are built, which will take about two years, the Veyron’s book is closed and will not open again.

Click past the jump to read more about the future Bugatti Veyron.

Source: Drive
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Do you remember the teaser image posted by Bugatti on its Facebook account the other days? We were hoping it was showing the successor for the current Veyron supercar , but unfortunately the car teased there is just a new special edition Veyron from the "Bugatti Legends" series. Guess we didn’t read far enough between the lines...

The first of the "Legend" lineup was unveiled at Pebble Beach in August, and it paid tribute to Bugatti Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille . The second special edition will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and pays tribute to Jean Bugatti, the eldest son of Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti, and former designer and test driver for Bugatti.

The new Veyron Jean Bugatti edition was inspired by the Type 57SC Atlantic — the best model ever designed by Jean Bugatti. This special edition is constructed entirely from jet black, clear-coated carbon fiber, and it features platinum insertions on the staple Bugatti horseshoe on the front grille and the EB logo on the rear. It sits on black, diamond-cut alloy wheels.

For the interior, Bugatti is offering the same beige and brown tones used in the original Type 57SC Atlantic: the seats, instrument panel, steering wheel, dash panel, center console, door trim panels and windscreen cross member are chocolate brown, while Bugatti added contrasting beige on the center console, foot well, outer door trim panels and handle recesses.

Just like any other Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, this special model carries an 8.0-liter, W-16 engine that cranks out 1,200 horsepower and 1,500 Nm (1,106 pound-feet) torque at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm. This power affords it a 0-to-100 km/h (0-to-62 mph) sprint of just 2.6 seconds.

This special edition is limited to only three units, and each carries a price tag of €2.28 million (about $3 million at the current exchange rates).

Click past the jump to read more about Jean Bugatti.

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Bugatti just posted a pretty interesting teaser image on its Facebook page. This image reveals nearly nothing, and Bugatti is being rather tight lipped about it all. The only thing that Bugatti let us know is that we will see it in full next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show via a blurb under the image that reads "The next #Bugatti #Legend is about to be revealed at the Frankfurt Motorshow #IAA Who could it be?"

Yes indeed, who could it be? Lets do some math to find out. Just the other day we reported that any thought of producing the 16C Galibier was axed, so unless the Bugatti boss was just trying to throw our scent, we do not expect this to be the Super Sedan .

A second model that circulated around the rumor wire was the SuperVeyron Veyron , which was rumored to deliver up to 1,600 horsepower, but that was given the axe treatment even before the Galibier.

The only option this leave us is the successor to the Veyron, which Bugatti officials have confirmed is already in the works. Now, whether it will carry the "Veyron" name badge or some variant of it remained to be seen. In reference to what will be in Frankfurt, our assumption is that, given the successor isn’t expected for a few years, that this is simply a concept of that model.

Of course we are not 100 percent certain, so we are not ready to hedge our bets just yet, because Bugatti is famous for releasing random special edition Veyrons , and this very well could be one.

Click past the jump to read more about the now-eliminated 1,600 horsepower SuperVeyron.

Bugatti 16 C Galibier

The "on-again, off-again" state of the Bugatti Galibier has changed more times in recent years than Taylor Swift’s relationship status on Facebook.

It’s a pity because the Galibier was actually a pretty tantalizing super sedan that complemented the more performance-oriented Veyron supercar nicely.

But after years of waffling on its future, Bugatti’s current CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer may have finally put the final nail on the Galibier’s coffin.

Speaking to Motor Trend, Dürheimer bared his thoughts on the future of the Galibier and apparently, the super sedan doesn’t have much of a future anymore, at least as far as a production model is concerned. The new Bugatti CEO, who was actually the engineering brains behind the Veyron, expressed concern regarding the company’s capability in supporting two expensive models. The business case to handle two expensive models doesn’t add up given Bugatti’s current setup, and with the Veyron expected to receive a long-overdue replacement, something had to be sacrificed.

And that something appears to be the Galibier.

We don’t like it any more than a lot of people do, but you know what they say, "business is business".

Click past the jump to read about the Bugatti Galibier

Source: Motor Trend

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