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Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. is a French high-performance luxury automobiles manufacturer and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with its head office and assembly plant in Molsheim, Alsace, France. Volkswagen purchased the Bugatti trademark in June 1998 and incorporated Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. in 1999. Bugatti presented several concept cars between 1998 and 2000 before commencing development of its first production model, the Veyron 16.4, delivering the first Veyron to a customer in 2005.

Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, founded in 1909 in the then-German city of Molsheim, Alsace by the Italian-born industrial designer Ettore Bugatti. The cars were known for their design beauty and for their many race victories. Famous Bugattis include the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 "Royale", the Type 57 "Atlantic" and the Type 55 sports car. The death of Ettore Bugatti in 1947 was the end for the marque, and the death of his son Jean Bugatti in 1939 ensured there was not a successor to lead the factory. Only around 8,000 cars were built. The company struggled financially, and one last model was built in the 1950s, before eventually being purchased for its airplane parts business in 1963. In the 1990s, an Italian entrepreneur revived it as a builder of limited production exclusive sports cars. Today, the name is owned by the Volkswagen Group.

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Historical Bugattis

Bugatti Type 13 (1910-1920)

1910 Bugatti Type 13
1910 Bugatti Type 13
1920 Bugatti Type 13
1920 Bugatti Type 13
The Type 13 was the first true Bugatti car. Production of the Type 13 and later Types 15, 17, 22, and 23, began with the company's founding in 1910 and lasted through 1920 with 435 units produced. Most road cars used an eight-valve engine, though five Type 13 racers had 16-valve heads, some of the first ever produced. The road cars became known as pur-sang ("thoroughbred") in keeping with Ettore Bugatti's feelings for his designs. The car was brought back after World War I with a multi-valve engine to bring fame to the marque at Brescia. The production Brescia tourer also brought in much-needed cash.

Bugatti Type 18 (1912-1914)

1913 Bugatti Type 18
1913 Bugatti Type 18
The Bugatti Type 18, also called the Garros, is an automobile produced from 1912 through 1914. Produced shortly after the start of the business, the design was something of a relic. It had much in common with the cars Ettore Bugatti had designed for Deutz Gasmotoren Fabrik but with the radiator of the Type 13. Only 6 or 7 units were built.

Bugatti Type 30 (1922-1926)

1922 Bugatti Type 30 Torpedo
1922 Bugatti Type 30 Torpedo
Produced from 1922 through 1926, the Type 30 used the 2 L (121 in³) engine of the Type 29 racer. It shared its chassis (including the axles and gearbox) with the Type 13 "Brescia". This engine went on to be used in the cut-cost Type 35A and Type 38. About 600 were built from late 1922 through 1926 in varying specifications.

Bugatti Type 35 (1924-1929)

1924 Bugatti Type 35
1924 Bugatti Type 35
The Type 35 was the most successful of the Bugatti racing models. Its version of the Bugatti arch-shaped radiator that had evolved from the more architectural one of the Bugatti Type 13 Brescia, was to become the one that the marque is most known for though even in the ranks of the various Type 35s there were variations on the theme. The Type 35 was phenomenally successful, winning over 1,000 races in its time. It took the Grand Prix World Championship in 1926 after winning 351 races and setting 47 records in the two prior years. At its height, Type 35s averaged 14 race wins per week. Bugatti won the Targa Florio for five consecutive years, from 1925 through 1929, with the Type 35.

Bugatti Type 38 (1926-1927)

1926 Bugatti Type 38
1926 Bugatti Type 38
The Type 38 was produced in 1926 and 1927. It used the 2 L (121 in³) engine from the Type 35A "Tecla". The supercharger from the Type 37A was later fitted, making the Type 38A. Its gearbox and brakes were later used in the Type 40, while its radiator and axles were shared with the Type 43. 385 units were produced, 39 of which were supercharged 38As.

Bugatti Type 40 (1926-1930)

1928 Bugatti Type 40
1928 Bugatti Type 40
The Type 40, introduced in 1926 and produced through 1930, used the 3-valve 1.5 L (91 in³) engine first used in some Type 37s. It was an enclosed tourer or (as the Type 40A) small roadster. About 830 were built. The Type 40A shared its block with the Type 40 and displaced 1.6 L (99 in³). All 40 Type 40As were built in 1930.

Bugatti Type 41 Royale (1927-1933)

1926 Bugatti Type 41 Royale
1926 Bugatti Type 41 Royale
The Bugatti Type 41, better known as the Royale, is a large luxury car built from 1927 to 1933 with a 169.3 in wheelbase and 21 feet overall length. It weighs approximately 7,000 pounds and uses a 778 cubic inch straight-eight engine. For comparison, against the modern Rolls-Royce Phantom (produced from 2003 onward), the Royale is about 20% longer, and more than 25% heavier. This makes the Royale one of the largest cars in the world

Bugatti Type 43 (1927-1931)

1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport
1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport
Another evolution of the basic 8 platform, the Type 43 borrowed the supercharged 2.3 L (138 in) engine from the Type 35B and combined it with the basic chassis of the Type 38. The engine produced about 120 hp, bringing the little car to 60 mph in less than 12 seconds.

Bugatti Type 44 (1927-1930)

1927 Bugatti Type 44 Dual Cowl Torpedo Sport Phaeton. Body by Lavocat & Marsaud
1927 Bugatti Type 44 Dual Cowl Torpedo Sport Phaeton. Body by Lavocat & Marsaud
The Type 44 was the widest-production variant of this range, with 1,095 known. A larger and sometimes enclosed tourer, it used a new 3-valve SOHC 3 L (182 in³) engine derived from the Type 43's unit. It was built from late 1927 through 1930.

Bugatti Type 46/50 (1930s)

1930 Bugatti Type 46
1930 Bugatti Type 46
The Bugatti Type 46 and later Type 50 were large enclosed touring cars and along with the Type 50B racing version, were all produced in the 1930s. Their relative ubiquity and numbers, combined with their styling caused them to sometimes receive the appellation of being a Molsheim Buick.

The Type 46 was a large car, weighing 2500 lb and riding on a 138 in wheelbase. 400 units were produced from the end of 1929 through 1936. The three speed gearbox was in unit with the live rear axle, resulting in high unsprung weight, and a relatively harsh ride. Despite this, the model was a favorite of Le Patron, and it remained in production longer than might have been expected

Bugatti Type 49 (1930-1934)

1930 Bugatti Type 49 Saloon
1930 Bugatti Type 49 Saloon
The Bugatti Type 49 was an enclosed touring car similar to the earlier Type 44. Produced from 1930 through 1934, about 470 units were built. The Type 49 was the last of the early 8-cylinder Bugatti line which began with the Type 30, though its gearbox would later be reused on the Type 55. The Type 49 featured a straight-8 engine of 3.3 L (198 in³) displacement. Bore and stroke were 72 mm by 100 mm and three valves per cylinder were used with a single overhead camshaft.

Bugatti Type 55 (1932-1935)

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

Bugatti Type 55 (1932-1935)

The Bugatti Type 55 is a sports car produced by Bugatti from 1932-1935. It is a road-going version of the Type 51 Grand Prix car. A roadster, it had a 108.3 in wheelbase and 1800 lb weight. The Type 55 was introduced at the 1931 Paris Motor Show and that particular car, chassis 55201, was subsequently purchased by the Duke of Tremoille. It was available starting in 1932 and was produced until 1935, with the last car being delivered on July 30th of that year. 38 cars were produced in total. The majority of Type 55s had factory bodywork designed by Jean Bugatti, with 16 of the 38 wearing 2-seater roadster bodies and another 7 wearing coupe bodies,

Bugatti Type 57D (1934-1940)

1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante
The Bugatti Type 57D and later variants (including the famous Atlantic and Atalante) was an entirely new design created by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore. Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940, with a total of 710 examples produced.

Bugatti Type 101 (1952-1954)

1954 Bugatti Type 101C
1954 Bugatti Type 101C
Bugatti model Type 101 belongs to grand tourer class. Represents the "S (sport cars)" market segment. The car was offered with notchback coupe, convertible body shapes between the years 1952 and 1954. Cars were equipped with engines of 198.3 cui displacement, delivering 133 - 185 hp of power.

In the 1980s the Bugatti brand was brought back as Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. in Italy. The company produced the EB110 in the 1990s, which put Bugatti back on the modern super-car scene. The company was then bought by Volkswagen at the end of the 20th century.
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Bugatti EB 110 (1991-1995)

Bugatti EB 110 1991
Bugatti EB 110 1991
Bugatti EB 110 1992
Bugatti EB 110 1992
Bugatti EB 110 1993
Bugatti EB 110 1993
Bugatti EB 110 1994
Bugatti EB 110 1994
Bugatti EB 110 1995
Bugatti EB 110 1995
The Bugatti EB 110 is a mid-engine sports car produced by Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. from 1991 to 1995, when the company was liquidated. It was the only production model made by Romano Artioli's Italian incarnation of Bugatti.

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Bugatti Veyron (2005-2015)

2006 Bugatti Veyron
2006 Bugatti Veyron
2007 Bugatti Veyron
2007 Bugatti Veyron
2010 Bugatti Veyron
2010 Bugatti Veyron
2014 Bugatti Veyron
2014 Bugatti Veyron
2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined sports car, designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti. It was named after the racing driver Pierre Veyron. The original version has a top speed of 407 km/h (253 mph). It was named Car of the Decade and best car award (2000–2009) by the BBC television programme Top Gear. The standard Bugatti Veyron also won Top Gear's Best Car Driven All Year award in 2005.

Bugatti Chiron (2016-present)

2016 Bugatti Chiron
2016 Bugatti Chiron
2017 Bugatti Chiron
2017 Bugatti Chiron
2018 Bugatti Chiron
2018 Bugatti Chiron
2019 Bugatti Chiron
2019 Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined two-seater sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron. The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016. The car is based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

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