Bugatti

You might be able to trace Bugatti’s history back to when it was originally founded in 1909, but until the Bugatti brand was acquired by Volkswagen in 1998, it had a very turbulent path that included the death of Jean Bugatti and a war-torn factory after World War 2. The company opened a new factor and continued on but continued to decline until Ettore Bugatti died in 1947. Just five years later, Bugatti ceased operation. This time was a vital period for the brand as it showed the world models like the Bugatti Type 13, Type 18, and Type 57SC. Bugatti was also rather successful at racing in this period as well.

The company almost bounced back in the mid-1950s when Roland Bugatti built the mid-engined Type 251 race car, but it wasn’t successful, and production was halted again. Over the next 20 years, Bugatti continued building airplane parts and was eventually sold to Hispano-Suiza, which was taken over by Snecma in 1968. That company acquired Messier and turned the Bugatti brand into Messier-Bugatti in the late 1970s. 10 years later, the Bugatti brand was acquired by another entity, and its name was changed to Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. This is the company that was responsible for the EB110 GT. However, by the time the EB110 was ready to hit the market, the world was in a recession, and the company was forced to cease operations yet again in 1995.

Finally, in 1998, the Volkswagen Group was able to acquire the Bugatti brand, at which point it was renamed Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. Since Volkswagen’s acquisition of the brand, it has been largely successful, but it all started with a number of concept vehicles – the EB118, EB218, and the 18/3 Chiron. It wasn’t until 2005 that the new Bugatti started producing regular-production vehicles, and that’s when we first laid eyes on the Veyron. 10 years later, the Chiron came into play, and the company is still developing models based on it, including the Divo and the La Voiture Noire. Under the leadership of VAG, it’s likely that Bugatti will remain successful throughout the foreseeable future.

Bugatti's New Timepiece Collection from Jacob & Co. Is a Bank Account's Nightmare

Bugatti’s New Timepiece Collection from Jacob & Co. Is a Bank Account’s Nightmare

There are luxury watches and then there’s Jacob & Co.’s Chiron Tourbillon

Bugatti is known as much for record-setting supercars as it is for establishing relationships with premium brands from other industries. Just recently, the French carmaker partnered with premium audio company Tidal Audio to create a new line of Royale home audio systems.

Not content with slapping its badge on these gargantuan speakers, Bugatti went ahead and reconnected with old-running mate Jacob & Co. to create a limited edition version of the latter’s already limited Chiron Tourbillon timepiece.

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Watch The Man Behind the McLaren P1 Pay Respect To the Bugatti Bolide

Watch The Man Behind the McLaren P1 Pay Respect To the Bugatti Bolide

You’re doing something right if you impress Frank Stephenson

When Frank Stephenson talks about car design, the prudent thing to do is to stop whatever you’re doing and listen to the man. After all, he is regarded as one of the best car designers of all time whose design portfolio includes the Ferrari F430, Maserati MC12, and just about every McLaren model that hit the market in the last decade.

Recently, Stephenson has taken on a new job as a YouTube personality, and, to everyone’s delight, his new gig involves critiquing vehicle designs from different manufacturers. Stephenson has already compiled an impressive library of videos, but his latest one just might be the most interesting of them all. In the latest episode of Supercar Designer, Frank Stephenson gives us his thoughts on the Bugatti Bolide.

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These Bugatti-Branded Speakers Redefine What High-End Audio Systems Can Be

These Bugatti-Branded Speakers Redefine What High-End Audio Systems Can Be

The Bugatti of speakers can now be said literally

Automakers have an affinity for high-end audio systems and if you’re one of these audio product manufacturers, you’d want to score a big fish to add legitimacy to your brand. Well, there’s no bigger fish in the auto world than Bugatti, and the French hypercar maker has found its audio soulmate in Tidal Audio.

Together, the two companies are launching a new line of premium audio products, beginning with Tidal Auto’s Royale range of speakers.

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Bugatti Just Put The La Voiture Noire On Christmas Display In Molsheim

Bugatti Just Put The La Voiture Noire On Christmas Display In Molsheim

Bugatti is getting into the holiday spirit with a public display of the La Voiture Noire

Christmas is just one week away and every city is already decorated with Christmas trees, fairy lights, and illuminated stars. However, due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic festivities aren’t as spectacular as they used to be, with most Christmas markets cancelled to limit the spread of the virus.

The city of Molsheim, home to Bugatti’s headquarters, had to do the same, so the French automaker stepped in to spread holiday cheer with the unique La Voiture Noire. The one-off supercar is now on exhibit in a glass container in the city center of Molsheim, right next to the decorated Christmas tree.

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Bugatti Should Put This Incredible Concept Car Into Production as Tribute To The iconic Type 35

Bugatti Should Put This Incredible Concept Car Into Production as Tribute To The iconic Type 35

The Bugatti 35 Type D is a modern interpretation of the iconic Type 35 and it’s plain gorgeous

Bugatti hasn’t built many vehicles back in its glory days, but nearly all of them benefit from iconic status. And that’s why Bugatti has created so many limited-edition Veyron and Chiron versions that pay tribute to those legends from the past.

However, Bugatti has mostly overlooked the Type 35, its most successful racing model. German company Uedelhoven Studios hasn’t and its modern take on the Type 35 is so spectacular that Bugatti should put it into production.

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Here's How the Bugatti Bolide's Dimple Aero Device Works

Here’s How the Bugatti Bolide’s Dimple Aero Device Works

Hint: like a golf ball

Developed around Bugatti’s 8-liter quad-turbo W-16 engine, the Bolide ditches street credibility and wears track-only clothing. And not just any sort of clothing, but the latest and fanciest aero technology, with a big part being played by the dimple air scoop.

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Lamborghini and Bugatti's Future in Electrification Hangs In The Balance Between Desire and Necessity

Lamborghini and Bugatti’s Future in Electrification Hangs In The Balance Between Desire and Necessity

Is it easy for the brands to give up on internal combustion engines, which is something that they are known for?

The automotive scene is constantly evolving since the dawn of cars. However, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that at the moment, we are in the midst of a paradigm shift from internal combustion engines to electric-powered vehicles.

TopGear recently spoke to Stephan Winkelmann, the head of Lamborghini and Bugatti, who didn’t give out any details other than saying that the brands will try to keep the combustion engine for as long as possible. Well, at least there’s hope.

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Bugatti Just Revealed the Real Bolide Concept Car in Video, But We're Not Convinced

Bugatti Just Revealed the Real Bolide Concept Car in Video, But We’re Not Convinced

We want to see the Bolide shredding tires on a circuit

A modern Bugatti that’s lightweight? As weird as it might sound, it exists and it’s called the Bolide. However, you can’t drive it on the road and apparently, Bugatti can’t drive it either- or at least they won’t show that to us, although the French hypercar company insists the prototype is drivable.

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This In-Depth Analysis of the Bugatti Bolide's Aerodynamics Will Enlighten You

This In-Depth Analysis of the Bugatti Bolide’s Aerodynamics Will Enlighten You

The Bugatti Bolide’s performance numbers seem a bit over the top and this video explains why

The recently unveiled Bugatti Bolide is arguably the coolest and most radical creation from the French brand. But it’s also controversial. On top of being just an experimental prototype that won’t make it into production, it also comes with a few extreme performance figures based on Bugatti’s very own simulations. Since the Bolide won’t be tested in the real world, these figures will never be more than speculative. And many people, including the YouTuber Kile.Engineers, are questioning Bugatti’s claims.

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You Can Now Drag Race The Bugatti Bolide in CSR Racing 2

You Can Now Drag Race The Bugatti Bolide in CSR Racing 2

Drive the incredible Bugatti Bolide on your mobile device in CSR Racing 2!

Bugatti unveiled the spectacular Bolide in October 2020 as its lightest, quickest, and most powerful creation to date. But the Bolide is described as an "experimental study," which means it’s a prototype or concept car that won’t go into production. We might not even see it in the metal anytime soon, but you can now drag race it in the CSR Racing 2 mobile game.

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2020 Bugatti Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel”

2020 Bugatti Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel”

Here to celebrate Bugatti’s connections with aviation and legendary pilots

Few people know that Ettore Bugatti sometimes found inspiration in aviation and he even designed aircraft engines back in 1915, a hobby that culminated in 1937 with a full aircraft design mean to break speed records.

The brand itself has worked with race drivers that had a love affair with flying, including the likes of Albert Divo, Robert Benoist, Meo Costantini, and even Roland Garros drove a Bugatti Type 18. The Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel” (French for legends of the sky) is here to celebrate that bond.

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Bugatti Prepares The Antidote To All Other Track-Only Hypercars

Bugatti Prepares The Antidote To All Other Track-Only Hypercars

This is Bugatti’s most insane creation to date and is merely two days away from being unveiled but we’ve seen it already

Just as we’re coming to terms - yes, it does take a while - with the idea that Rimac owns Bugatti, news came of a mysterious, low-slung beast that’s making the ground shake around Circuit Paul Ricard in France. To our amazement, said beast featured a horseshoe at the tip of its fascia and then it all came together: Bugatti is really preparing something hot for us and we’ve got to see it a few days ahead of the official debut on October 28th.

UPDATE!! Bugatti has revealed the 1,800-Horsepower Bolide - be sure to check out our latest coverage here!

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