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.

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Bugatti Says Good Bye To Chiron With Special Edition L'Ébé

Bugatti Says Good Bye To Chiron With Special Edition L’Ébé

With this Bugatti closes another era!

Named after the Monégasque driver Louis Chiron, the Bugatti Chiron was unveiled in 2016 as a replacement for the Veyron. It was the first production car to deliver 1,479 horsepower (1,500 PS), creating an entirely new sector of hyper sports car performance. The Chiron saw nine different variants, including Chiron Sport, Chiron Pur Sport and Chiron Super Sport, and as of January 2022 every Chiron unit has been sold.

The last three Chiron units to be delivered in Europe will be offered as a special edition. Named after L’Ébé Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti’s daughter and eldest child, the model will be limited to one Chiron and two Chiron Sport. Two of them were already delivered, and the last Chiron L’Ébé Sport will be delivered before the end of June 2022.

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Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport "Grand Prix" Edition Goes Live At Monaco

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport "Grand Prix" Edition Goes Live At Monaco

Yet another limited edition Bugatti leads us to wonder about the future of the company

Bugatti is one of the most famous names in the automotive world. The beautiful Type 31 and successful Type 50 are some of the most expensive cars on the planet. Then there was a bit of a gap and the EB110 SuperSport debuted to be one of the fastest cars on Earth. Nearly a decade later the Veyron was the fastest car on Earth, now the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the fastest car in the world. Now, there is a new version of the Chiron, known as the Chiron Pur Sport Grand Prix edition.

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The 12 Fastest Cars in the World Ranked

The 12 Fastest Cars in the World Ranked

Of all the cars in the world, only one has a verified top speed record above 300 mph

The first production car with a recorded speed was the 1894 Benz Velo that had a top speed of just 12 mph. Few verified records exist from that point until around 1950, when the Jaguar XK120 set a production car speed record of 124.6 mph (not to be confused with the tuned prototype that managed to hit 133 mph) From this point on, it became a trend for automotive publications to do their own top speed test. Even the venerable McLaren F1 was tested by Car & Driver, and in 2005 we got our first government-official speed record set by the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 and verified by German inspection officials in 2005. It was that moment when the official challenge between manufacturers kicked off, and since then there have only been a handful of cars up to breaking the record. This list covers the top 10 fastest cars in the world, ranked from slowest to fastest.

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It's Official: Bugatti Sucked at Developing Cars

It’s Official: Bugatti Sucked at Developing Cars

Bugatti’s full potential was never going to be reached under Volkswagen ownership, but Rimac has big plans for the hypercar company

When it comes to the automotive industry, Rimac’s acquisition of Bugatti is one of the most epic automotive marriages in recent history. Volkswagen owned the French hypercar manufacturer since 1998, but on November 2nd, 2021, the Croatian EV manufacturer, Rimac, officially took custodianship of Bugatti. While this is a great way for both car companies to move forward, Mate Rimac’s other goal for Bugatti is to assume much better control over the development costs, which is something Volkswagen did not manage very well at all.

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The Only Bugatti Bolide in Existence Made a Rare Public Appearance, and It Sounds Amazing!

The Only Bugatti Bolide in Existence Made a Rare Public Appearance, and It Sounds Amazing!

If you wondered what the Bugatti Bolide’s W-16 sounds like, this video is your definitive answer

With only 40 units set to be built, and a price tag of about $5 million, chances of seeing a Bugatti Bolide in real life are pretty thin. But those who just happened to be at the Concours d’Elegance at Villa D’Este in Lake Como, Italy got the chance to enjoy an amazing show. The finest machines on the planet were part of the event, and with the Bolide being one of the finest of them all, it had to be present! Needless to say it was a sight to behold.

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The 2022 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport "Vague de Lumière" Required A Five-Week Paint Job

The 2022 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport "Vague de Lumière" Required A Five-Week Paint Job

Just another reason to ask for extra money!

Bugatti’s "Sur Meme" customization program is responsible for making sure that no two models leaving the Molsheim Atelier is the same. For example, the first Chiron Super Sport delivered a few weeks ago featured a bespoke "Vagues de Lumière" paintwork. Now, is time for the Chiron Pur Sport to receive the same treatment. Of course, while the name of the paint is the same, the look of the two supercars is completely different.

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The First Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Delivered Features "Vagues de Lumière" Paintwork

The First Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Delivered Features "Vagues de Lumière" Paintwork

Well, that’s one way to a unique supercar even more special

The Chiron Super Sport was announced back in June 2021 as a more comfortable, daily driver version of the Super Sport 300+. The model is limited to only nine units, and, despite its €3.2 million sticker price, all units have been spoken for in a matter of minutes after the official launch.

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You Think Dealer Markups in America Are Bad? This Non-Existent Bugatti Centodieci is Ridonkulous

You Think Dealer Markups in America Are Bad? This Non-Existent Bugatti Centodieci is Ridonkulous

If you’re paying almost $10 million for a car, what’s another $4.5 million, right?

Despite the recent press coverage of insane dealer markups on cars like the Chevy C8 Corvette, Ford Bronco, and Ford Mach-E, it’s been going on for a long time. Back in 2018, Kia dealers were marking up the Stinger for at least $10,000 over MSRP and back in 2016, the Acura NSX was subject to a similar “market adjustment.” Now, a Japanese dealer is proving to the world that no matter what a car’s base price is, there’s always room for markup – even if it starts out deep in the seven-figure range.

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Bugatti Has A New Engine in Development, and it's Possible Thanks to Electrification

Bugatti Has A New Engine in Development, and it’s Possible Thanks to Electrification

Mate Rimac has confirmed that Bugatti has a new engine in the works, and it’s coming in the next new Bugatti

Now that Bugatti is under the control of Rimac and its founder Mate Rimac, things within the company are starting to accelerate. But what does Rimac actually have in store for Bugatti? Will the company dig deep into electrification right away or will there be a transition? And the Chiron is in its final production phase and due for replacement, so will its successor be all-electric? Well, Mate Rimac has answers, and thanks to an interview with Automotive News Europe, we have a small idea of what we can expect.

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Bugatti And Asprey London Have Teamed Up To Create a One-Off La Voiture Noire Sculpture

Bugatti And Asprey London Have Teamed Up To Create a One-Off La Voiture Noire Sculpture

An epic collaboration between Bugatti and Asprey London to spawn a one-off sculpture, based on the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, followed by a limited-production series

When it comes to cars, it doesn’t get much more exclusive than a Bugatti. Anything that has the French hypercar manufacturer’s badge on it, is the ultimate flex, even if it is not drivable. This is exactly the case with this epic collaboration between Bugatti and famous designer and manufacturer of Jewelry, Asprey London.

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Czech Millionaire Does 259 MPH With Bugatti Chiron At Autobahn, But German Authorities Aren't Happy

Czech Millionaire Does 259 MPH With Bugatti Chiron At Autobahn, But German Authorities Aren’t Happy

It’s still a public road, after all

The Bugatti Chiron is a hypercar that, in all honesty, has more performance than anyone will ever be capable of fully extracting in any public road around the world. Yet a Czech millionaire named Radim Passer tried to do such a stunt with his Chiron at the German Autobahn.

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A Wooden Rolls Royce Boat Tail Is The Best Gift A Father Can Give His Son

A Wooden Rolls Royce Boat Tail Is The Best Gift A Father Can Give His Son

This father deserves the "Father of the year award" for building a fully functional wooden Rolls Royce Boat Tail for his kid

Having an awesome dad is one of the best gifts you can get in life, and the video below is a perfect example of that. It comes from the YouTube channel ND Woodworking Art and is Part 2 of an amazing Rolls Royce Boat Tail replica, Văn Đạo built for his son. This is not the first car model, featured on this channel, but it is the latest project of the Vietnamese fabricator, and the attention to detail is astonishing.

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What is the Least Expensive Bugatti?

Bugatti is the producer of extremely limited and powerful cars, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the brand’s cheapest model – the Bugatti Chiron – carries a seven-figure price tag of around $3,000,000. The Bugatti Divo, a more focused version of the Chiron sold out in one day and brought in $5.8 million each for the Bugatti brand. The most expensive model is the La Voiture Noire with it’s $19 million price tag – that’s about $12.5 million before taxes.

What is the Sportiest Bugatti?

All three of Bugatti’s models are as sporty as they come, but most consider the Divo to be the sportiest as it was designed with track focus in mind. Kind in mind, however, that Bugatti only built 40 examples of the Divo, all of which were sold out within 24 hours of its introduction.

What is the Most Popular Bugatti?

The most popular Bugatti today is the Chiron, which is also the entry-level Bugatti and the only one on sale today. The Divo was only produced in 40 examples and sold out immediately. The La Voiture Noire was a one-off. One could argue that the Divo was more popular because of how quickly it sold out but, at the same time, one could argue that the Veyron (no longer in production) is the most popular as it is considered by some to be the greatest supercar ever built.

What is the Most Expensive Bugatti?

With only one model currently on sale, the most expensive Bugatti is officially the Bugatti Chiron. However, the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive Bugatti in history with a price tag of $12.5 million before taxes and some $19 million after taxes. Needless to say, the person that commissioned the La Voiture Noire wasn’t worried about haggling on price.

What is the Fastest Bugatti?

All Bugatti cars a fast but the fastest model to date is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which could hit 62 mph (100 kph) in 2.4 seconds and had a top speed of 267.658 mph. This made it the fastest production car in the world for a period of time. The fastest car in Bugatti’s current lineup is the Chiron. It can hit 62 mph in 2.5 seconds and has a limited top speed of 261 mph. There are many that believe the Chiron can top the Veyron easily, but Bugatti isn’t eager to prove this and has forgone an official top speed run.

Bugatti Model Performance Specifications
Bugatti Veyron Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Bugatti Chiron Bugatti Divo Bugatti La Voire Noire
Engine 8.0-Liter W-16 8.0-Liter W-16 8.0-Liter W-16 8.0-Liter W-16 8.0-Liter W-16
Horsepower 987 Horsepower 1,184 Horsepower 1,479 Horsepower 1,479 Horsepower 1,479 Horsepower
Torque 922 LB-FT 1,106 LB-FT 1,180 LB-FT 1,180 LB-FT 1,180 LB-FT
0-60 mph 2.4 Seconds 2.4 Seconds 2.5 Seconds 2.5 Seconds 2.4 Seconds
Top Speed 253.81 MPH 267.856 MPH 261 MPH (limited) 236 MPH 260 MPH

To date, there are only two vehicles that have ever topped the Veyron, and those are the Hennessey Venom GT at 270 mph and the Koenigsegg Agera RS at 278 mph. The SSC Tuatara is said to be capable of going beyond 300 mph, but it has yet to be proven, and Hennessey claims that the Venom F5 can hit 301 mph, but that hasn’t been proven yet either.

Are Bugatti Cars Reliable?

There is no real study of how reliable Bugatti vehicles are, and that’s not surprising because everything Bugatti builds is considered a “limited” model. Even the base-model Bugatti – the Chiron – is limited to just 500 examples. The Divo is limited to just 40, and the La Voiture Noire was sold as a one-off that we’ll probably never see again until the current owner decides it’s time to sell for a profit. For what it’s worth, every Bugatti is hand-built (even the Chiron) and repairing anything to the engine requires delivery back to Bugatti as the car needs to be split in half to access most of the mechanicals. If you’re thinking about buying one, keep in mind that even basic maintenance is cheap, with an oil change setting you back some $21,000!