Bugatti car models.
The Bugatti cars are some of the most exotic and unique cars ever made.
From older models to the lastest 21st century high tech versions, they are rare and desired by car enthusiasts the world over.
Bugatti was founded around 1909. They produced sports cars, racing cars and special edition vehicles.
The company was founded by Ettore Bugatti, who was both an award winning artist and an engineer too. He was also a silversmith and a producer / designer of furniture.
The first car produced was named the Type 10. It was literally built in the basement of his home.
Various other Type-series autos were made in the following years, such as Type 13, 15 and 17.
After WWI, in 1919, they settled in France.
Bugatti continued to build race cars. In 1924, at the European Grand Prix, one of their Type 29 cars took eighth place in the first stage of the race. In the second stage of the race, Bugatti cars were first through fourth.
After WWII, the company was unable to continue. In war torn Europe, there was little or no demand for sports cars or race cars.
Sadly, in 1947, the brilliant man who started it all, Ettore Bugatti, passed away.
In 1949 Roland Bugatti pruduced a prototype - the Type 451 with a V12 engine, attempting to start the company up once again.
While much of the car was still similar to 1930s technology, the V12 could rival even Ferrari's own engine designs.
It was evident that over the years, there was not enough capitol to produce such a car.
Bugatti was sold to Hispanu-Suiza around 1963, who immediatley stopped production of any cars from then on. (Hispanu-Suiza made aircraft parts and engines at the time).
The Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli acquired Bugatti, the brand itself, in 1987.
In 1992 the Bugatti EB110 was born.
Around 1998 Bugatti was bought by Volkswagen, and remains a subsidary of VW so far.
In 2005 a new Bugatti was born with what is now considered one of the most important cars ever designed.
The Bugatti Veyron could surpass 200 mph - even though it was a mass produced fully compliant street legal automobile.
The car has over 1000 horsepower.
The car is named for legendary (1930s) race car driver Pierre Veyron.
The famous Guinness Book of Records has named the Bugatti Veyron the fastest mass produced car for public roads.