Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., France

Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., France



1909; 108 years ago
Ettore Bugatti

Molsheim, Alsace, France


The Bugatti is a French automobile manufacturer company founded since 1909 by Italian- born “Ettore Bugatti”. The company headquartered situated in Molsheim, Alsace, France.

The Bugatti was well known for its attractive and charming design beauty. The Famous Bugattis include the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 "Royale", the Type 57 "Atlantic" and the Type 55 sports car.

In 1947, after death of Ettore Bugatti proved to be the end for the marque, and the death of his son Jean Bugatti since 1939 ensured there was not a heritor to lead the factory. No more than about 8,000 cars were produced. The company struggled economically and financially, and it issued one last model in the 1950s, before finally being purchased for its airplane parts business in the 1960s.


Under Ettore Bugatti

The Company founder “Ettore Bugatti was born in Milan, Italy, and in 1909 the automobile company bears his name and it was part of the German Empire from 1871 to 1919. The company was known both for the level of detail of in automobiles engineering.


Racing Success :

Since 1929, the Bugatti group was celebrated grand success in early Grand Prix Motor Racing, and it won the first ever Monaco Grand Prix show. The company also enjoyed its great success in early Grand Prix motor racing. The Bugatti Type 35 is completely most successful racing car of all time, with over 2,000 wins since 1924. The Type 35 was established by Bugatti with master engineer and racing driver “Jean Chassagne” who also drive its car’s first ever Grand Prix in 1924 Lyon.


Aero plane racing :

aero plane racing the Ettore Bugatti got involved in the creation of a racer airplane since 1930, hoping to beat the Germans in the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize.


Railcar :

Ettore Bugatti also designed a successful mechanical railcar, the Autorail Bugatti.


Family tragedy :

The death of Ettore Bugatti's son, Jean Bugatti, on 11 August 1939 noticeable the turning point in the company's future. Jean died while testing a Type 57 tank-bodied race car near the Molsheim factory.


Bugatti Design :

The vehicle Bugatti focused on design, the engine blocks were hand scraped to ensure that the surfaces were so flat that gaskets were not necessary for sealing, many of the uncovered surfaces of the engine compartment featured guilloche (engine turned) finish on them, and safety wires had been threaded by almost every bolt in complex with spike patterns.


Attempts at revival :

The company tried to a comeback under Roland Bugatti in the mid-1950s with the mid-engined Type 251 race car. It designed with help from Gioacchino Colombo, the car failed to perform from its expectations and the company's efforts for automobile production were stopped. In the 1960s, Virgil Exner designed a Bugatti as part of his "Revival Cars" project. A demonstrate model of this car was actually created by Ghia using the last Bugatti Type 101 chassis, and was present in the 1965 Turin Motor Show.



Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. (1998–present) :

Pre-Veyron :

Volkswagen AG got the Bugatti brand since1998. Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. commissioned Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign to produce Bugatti Automobiles’ first model vehicle, the EB118, a coupe that issued since 1998 Paris Auto Show. The EB118 concept featured a 408-kilowatt (555 PS, 547 bhp), W-18 engine.


Veyron Generation :

The Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S started from 2005 to 2015 manufacturing its first regular-production vehicle, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (the 1001 BHP super car with an 8-litre W-16 engine with 4- turbochargers) in September 2005 at the Bugatti Molsheim, France assembly "studio”. On 23 February 2015, Bugatti sold its last Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the name was La Finale.


Chiron Generation :

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined, 2-seater sports car, created by Achim Anscheidt, developed as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron since 2016. The Chiron was first appeared on March 1, 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show.


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