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 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 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.

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Bugatti Just Teased Its New EV - This Is How We Know

Bugatti Just Teased Its New EV - This Is How We Know

Bugatti is about to unveil a new supercar, but what is it?

Bugatti is preparing to unveil a brand-new vehicle. The French company just posted a teaser photo on its social media accounts. The picture shows four red LED bars arranged like a flattened letter X and comes with the caption "What if...?" The mysterious teaser confirms previous rumors that Bugatti will reveal a new car in October 2020. But what is it?

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This Time Lapse of a Homemade Bugatti Is Mind Boggling

This Time Lapse of a Homemade Bugatti Is Mind Boggling

What do you do when the car of your dreams is a one-off worth millions? You build a replica yourself, obviously

The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is as much a car as it is a mirage. Born to be raced by gamers in the smash Playstation title Gran Turismo 6, joining many other ’Vision Gran Turismo’ creations from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, BMW, Nissan, or Citroen, the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo somehow transcended the world of gaming when Bugatti actually decided to build a running and driving example of it.

With there only being one of these ludicrous-looking,

Chiron

inspired hypercars out there, crafty mechanic Jack Lee and his team had to make one from scratch and, amazingly, that’s exactly what went down.

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Hope For A Second Bugatti Model Is All But Lost

Hope For A Second Bugatti Model Is All But Lost

Despite Being On Track for a Record Year, Bugatti Is Going Nowhere New

Rumors of Bugatti’s plans to launch a second model alongside the Chiron have now been put to rest, company president Stephan Winkelmann revealed. The decision isn’t surprising given that Volkswagen Group executives are scheduled to meet in November to discuss the fate of Bugatti, which could be sold off to Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac.

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Uh-Oh! Lamborghini, Bugatti, and Ducati Future Lies Under Doubt

Uh-Oh! Lamborghini, Bugatti, and Ducati Future Lies Under Doubt

Volkswagen needs to find a way to electrify these brands without losing money

Earlier this month we heard rumors that the Volkswagen Group wants to transfer the Bugatti brand to Croatian company Rimac Automibili. The transaction would turn Bugatti into an EV company, but it would also give Porsche access to Rimac’s high-performance electric drivetrain.

The same report claimed that Volkswagen is also considering selling Lamborghini and Ducati. Now, Volkswagen confirmed that at least three brands are under review and a decision about their future will be taken in a management board meeting in November. The group is currently discussing the future of Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Ducati.

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Bugatti Could Reveal a Rimac-Powered Electric Hypercar In October 2020

Bugatti Could Reveal a Rimac-Powered Electric Hypercar In October 2020

Bugatti is going all-electric and the first model could have close to 2,000 horsepower

Following rumors that the Volkswagen Group will sell the Bugatti brand to Croatian electric carmaker Rimac, it has now surfaced that the French brand will unveil a Rimac-powered hypercar in October 2020.

Bugatti’s first electric vehicle will be heavily inspired by the Vision Le Mans concept. Rumors also claim that it will be a track-only model and that it will be built in extremely limited numbers or might be a one-off.

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Bugatti Could Soon Be Sold Off to Rimac

Bugatti Could Soon Be Sold Off to Rimac

Bugatti could change ownership after more than 20 years; Bentley and Lambo could leave VW too

Revived in 1987 by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli, Bugatti was acquired by the Volkswagen Group in 1998. Under German ownership, the French brand introduced the Veyron and the Chiron, as well as a handful of one-off supercars, all powered by massive W-16 engines with more than 1,000 horsepower. Come 2020 and Bugatti could be sold off, and rumor has it the French company may end up with Rimac Automobili, the Croatian firm that produces electric supercars, drivetrains, and battery systems.

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This Bugatti Type 35 Hot Rod Render Dances On the Border of Blasphemy

This Bugatti Type 35 Hot Rod Render Dances On the Border of Blasphemy

Here’s something to make Ettore Bugatti roll in his grave

One of the most successful racing cars ever just got a digital makeover that will make purists cover their eyes and run away screaming. We, however, decided to meet the creation with an open mind, something we advise you to do as well. That said, meet the Bugatti Type 35 that got a hefty American twist.

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The Bugatti Divo Is As Easy to Drive as a Volkswagen Golf

The Bugatti Divo Is As Easy to Drive as a Volkswagen Golf

There’s way more to the Bugatti Divo than a blistering price tag

Bugatti was pretty blunt in describing the Divo, claiming the Chiron-based derivative was, in fact, tailored specifically for the corners. And while we might know everything Bugatti wanted us to know about the Divo, nothing compares to the good ol’ driving impressions.

TopGear drove the $5.8-million Bugatti Divo and found some interesting stuff, including the way the Divo handles at low speeds, around the city.

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Accelerating in the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Will Make You Giggle Like a Little Girl

Accelerating in the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Will Make You Giggle Like a Little Girl

Yes, we’d love to have a go as much as you do!

With the Bugatti Chiron being the replacement of the Veyron, everyone thought its purpose would be to become the world’s fastest road car. Bugatti initially refused to put the Chiron through its paces but then it did and we all witnessed the first +300 mph run from a road car. Now, you too can own a Chiron capable of reaching close to ludicrous speed, as shown by Carwow’s Mat Watson.

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Take A Fun Walk Around the Very First Bugatti Divo Produced with Shmee

Take A Fun Walk Around the Very First Bugatti Divo Produced with Shmee

Shmee Just Became One of a Handful of People that Will Get to Lay Hands on the Very First Bugatti Divo

YouTube’s Shmee150 needs no introduction. He started out as a supercar vlogger in 2010 and it just a few years he gained a massive following and became a supercar collector, now owning desirable cars like the Ford GT, McLaren Senna, Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, and a McLaren 675LT Spider. On top of having a cool garage filled with rare cars, he also gets to get up close and personal with exclusive cars most of us may never see in the metal. In his latest YouTube video, he’s getting a close look at the Bugatti Divo. And not just any Divo, but the very first, chassis no. 1 customer car.

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Bugatti's Second Model Put on Hold Because the Dirty VAG Needs Money

Bugatti’s Second Model Put on Hold Because the Dirty VAG Needs Money

Well, don’t expect to see a Bugatti Gran tourer anytime soon

News of a second Bugatti model isn’t new – rumors have been circulating forever. Back in September 2019, for example, we heard that Bugatti was planning to make an SUV of sorts. A month later, we found out that the Galibier name could make a comeback as an electric sedan, just to be followed up by news that Bugatti was considering a “daily driver.” The problem is that everything Bugatti does has to be approved by the people over at VAG and, as it turns out, the company needs the money so, despite selling 250 examples of the Chiron and taking payments for another 150, Bugatti has to shelve its plans for a second model. Thanks, dirty VAG.

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What in the World is this Strange Bugatti Chiron Test Mule Doing on the Road?

What in the World is this Strange Bugatti Chiron Test Mule Doing on the Road?

Bugatti may be testing a new Chiron, but we don’t know what it is yet

Introduced in 2016, the Bugatti Chiron has already spawned eight variations ranging from simple special-edition models to unique cars like the La Voiture Noire. But the supercar firm isn’t planning to stop just yet, and a new test mule spotted by our paparazzi proves just that. We don’t know what it is yet, but we’re looking at three different scenarios.

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Bugatti Could Be Neck Deep In Building a One-Off Chiron Roadster

Bugatti Could Be Neck Deep In Building a One-Off Chiron Roadster

The Bugatti Chiron Roadster could be a one-off supercar priced at more than $10 million

Unlike the Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron has yet to spawn a targa version. The Chiron is already four years into its life cycle and it seems a bit unlikely that Bugatti will build a roadster, but a new report claims that the French firm is developing one as we speak. But unlike the Veyron Grand Sport, the Chiron roadster will be a one-off model.

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Jacob&Co Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ - Or How to Spend $580k On a Watch

Jacob&Co Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ - Or How to Spend $580k On a Watch

$580,000 could get you a whole lot of uber-cool vintage cars or this Bugatti-inspired watch

Supercar-inspired watches? Yeah, we’ve seen our fair share of those. You’d also think that this fad would go away at some point, but apparently, there are plenty of rich people willing to pay a fortune on a watch that matches their garage speed demon.

For those, luxury companies such as Geneva-based Jacob&Co are happy to create the most outlandish timepieces inspired by actual hypercars. And that’s how we can tell you more about the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+-inspired Twin Turbo Furious watch.

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If the Bugatti EB110 Was Front-Engined, It Would Look Like a Corvette

If the Bugatti EB110 Was Front-Engined, It Would Look Like a Corvette

We’re still waiting for GM to make a quad-turbo Corvette

The Bugatti EB110 was one of the wildest supercars to come out of the ’90s. The use of not one, not, two, but four turbochargers never made any sense but, under the leadership of Romano Artioli, it got made anyway to mark the 110th birthday of Ettore Bugatti.

It was luxurious on the inside and, just like in the case of its peers from McLaren or Ferrari, that ludicrous engine sat behind the driver. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if Don Panoz had revived Bugatti instead? Yasid Design writes alternative history.

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Behold the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Giving the Bilster Berg The Business

Behold the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Giving the Bilster Berg The Business

Witness the Chiron’s split personality as it leaves behind that Trailer Queen persona

Bugatti, the maker of the fastest road-legal car, has just about had it with people yammering on about how its multi-million-dollar products are merely trailer queens good only for the occasional highway blast that otherwise only sit pretty in front of a Michelin-starred restaurant or high-end hotel. To prove the Chiron is also at home on a track, Bugatti rented the entire 2.6-mile-long Bilster Berg track and this is what went down.

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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!