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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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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Bugatti Should Really Consider Building a Front-Engined Coupe

Bugatti Should Really Consider Building a Front-Engined Coupe

A Front-Engine Bugatti May Be What The Carmaker Needs to Spice Things Up a Bit

Rimac is now a major shareholder in Bugatti, with 55 percent being owned by Rimac Automobili and 45 percent owned by Porsche. With this, new opportunities are being presented for both companies. Rimac will benefit from Bugatti’s expertise in building hypercars, while future Bugatti products will make good use of Rimac’s high-performance electric drivetrains. We already know that a V-8 hybrid version based on the Chiron is being planned, but what if Bugatti, under Rimac, come up with a new model, and what if it’s front-engined?

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Bugatti Announces "Sur Mesure" Division With The Launch Of The Chiron Pur Sport 'Grand Prix' Edition

Bugatti Announces "Sur Mesure" Division With The Launch Of The Chiron Pur Sport ’Grand Prix’ Edition

When treating customers like loyalty isn’t enough, you make a new customization program called Sur Mesure

In its 112 years on the market, Bugatti has been known for offering three important things: heritage, innovation and the finest craftsmanship. Its cars were always special in one way or another and always offered never-before-seen levels of personalization.

Today however, Bugatti announced it will take one step forward with the launch of a new bespoke customization program: "Sur Mesure". The name itself - "sur mesure" is the French word for tailored - describes what the program will be all about: offering even more customizable supercars.

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How Much Power Does The Bugatti Chiron Really Make?

How Much Power Does The Bugatti Chiron Really Make?

The Chiron is actually a lot more impressive than you think!

With 1,479 horsepower under the hood, the Bugatti Chiron is far from being the most powerful supercar in the world. In fact, when compared to supercars like Lotus Evija (1,972 horsepower), Rimac Nevera (1,914 horsepower) or even the Hennessey Venom F5 (1,817 horsepower) you could say that the Chiron lost the battle. Still, it is on the top list of the most powerful, fastest supercars in the world. But, does it really deliver the amount of power claimed by Bugatti?

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Bugatti Divo Races Chiron And Veyron SS In Forza Horizon 5

Bugatti Divo Races Chiron And Veyron SS In Forza Horizon 5

What happens when you put more than 4,000 horsepower on the same race track? Lots of fun, this is what happens!

Forza Horizon 5 launched on November 9, 2021 and, as it was to be expected, we already have a lot of gameplay video. While there are of course a lot to choose from, one of our favorites puts the new Bugatti Divo against the Chiron and the Veyron SS. A race everyone dreams about having in real life too, don’t you think?

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Veyron vs Chiron; the ultimate Bugatti showdown

Veyron vs Chiron; the ultimate Bugatti showdown

If you’ve always wondered as to how much faster the Chiron is as opposed to the Veyron, here’s your answer

We all know that the Bugatti Chiron is fast when compared to its predecessor, the Veyron. But by how much? Well, to find out, James who runs TheStardman Youtube Channel pits his Veyron against Bugatti’s latest hypercar, in a one-mile, multi-million dollar showdown.

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A Bugatti SUV Might Be On The Cards As Mate Rimac Is Considering Other Body Styles For The French Marque

A Bugatti SUV Might Be On The Cards As Mate Rimac Is Considering Other Body Styles For The French Marque

In an interview with MotorTrend, Rimac said that he wants the prestigious French automaker in a new direction

In a recent interview with MotorTrend, Mate Rimac gave us an idea about the future path of the renowned French automaker, Bugatti. According to Rimac, one thing is for certain: it will be distinct from what has been seen thus far.

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2024 Bugatti Bolide - The Track-only Hypercar Will Enter Production And Arrive In 2024

2024 Bugatti Bolide - The Track-only Hypercar Will Enter Production And Arrive In 2024

The production-spec Bolide will make 1,578 horses, a lot less than the concept, and is limited to just 40 examples

Bugatti has announced a new extreme version of the Chiron. They did so at Quail, at this year’s prestigious Monterey Car Week. Dubbed the Bolide, it is a car with a name that is as cliché as its design. "But didn’t Bugatti take the wraps off of the Bolide last year?" Well, you’re right. However, the Bolide Super sports car you saw last October was just a concept, and Bugatti has now decided to put the Bolide into production.

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North Americans Just Can't Get Enough Bugatti It Seems

North Americans Just Can’t Get Enough Bugatti It Seems

North America is now Bugatti’s biggest market, knocking Europe down a peg and hinting at a new sales record in 2021

Historically, Bugatti’s biggest market has been Europe, which really isn’t surprising for a French automaker with a German parent company – Volkswagen AG. This year, however, things have changed, and – as it turns out – North Americans really, really like Bugatti these days. So much so, that North America is now the region leading sales for Bugatti.

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Bugatti Merges with Rimac to Become Bugatti - Rimac, Riding on the Back of Porsche

Bugatti Merges with Rimac to Become Bugatti - Rimac, Riding on the Back of Porsche

With this merger, Bugatti’s future and legacy are intact

We have been following this story (Bugatti-Rimac merger) for a while now at TopSpeed and the day has finally come. Porsche and Rimac , the Croatian EV performance automaker, have agreed to form a joint venture that will include Volkswagen’s high-performance marque; Bugatti .

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The Bugatti Chiron is Fast, But Is It F1 Race Car Fast?

The Bugatti Chiron is Fast, But Is It F1 Race Car Fast?

Red Bull F1 Race Car vs Bugatti Chiron - which one is actually faster?

CarWow is synonymous with holding some pretty spectacular drag races on its channel. But the race that they set up this weekend has to be one of the best ones ever. They just dropped a new video of a Formula 1 Red Bull racing car from 2011 take on one of today’s ultimate road cars, a Bugatti Chiron.

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Bugatti Goes Sensor Crazy To Ensure The Chiron Super Sport Can Easily Hit 273 MPH

Bugatti Goes Sensor Crazy To Ensure The Chiron Super Sport Can Easily Hit 273 MPH

Bugatti is using 100 different sensors to measure and record data as it makes the final adjustments to the Chiron Super Sport

We can all agree that the Bugatti Chiron and all of its derivatives are engineering feats. The Chiron has been around for a while and has pretty much set the benchmark for the luxury hypercar. However, the even more insane Chiron SuperSport is now in its final stages of development and engineers are working to perfect the recipe. The Chiron’s incredible hardware, be it the suspension, chassis, engine, or aerodynamics, all work together to achieve maximum efficiency. In order for them to perfectly work together, engineers are enhancing the software suite of the mighty Chiron.

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Volkswagen Debates Bugatti's Fate As the Pressure of Electrification Rises

Volkswagen Debates Bugatti’s Fate As the Pressure of Electrification Rises

Bugatti might become a Hyper EV carmaker under Rimac’s ownership, but a deal needs to be made first!

Recently, a new consortium offered close to $9.2 billion in order to buy Lamborghini off VAG. Theoffer was turned down and a new offer was made. That offer, too, was apparently turned down, but that doesn’t mean the German concern is not in the midst of deciding what to do with its assets. Bugatti has enjoyed a good run under VAG ownership and the French manufacturer continues to come up with limited editions based on the Chiron. With that being said, it appears not all is as good as it looks on the outside. Volkswagen Audi Group is currently debating on whether Bugatti should continue to be a part of the company’s portfolio or not and a certain Croatian manufacturer might take the opportunity.

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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!