Every car enthusiast in the world recognises the Bugatti Veyron, the supercar that redefined the genre. It posted performance times that made us gasp, alongside power outputs that astonished the industry.
Engineered without compromise, the Veyron proved that Volkswagen’s engineers were amongst the finest in the world. It’s the fastest, baddest, most powerful of them all, and has a delicacy of touch that stunned the experts. It’s a technological tour-de-force the like of which we will probably never see again.
The company was actually founded in 1909 in Italy by Ettore Bugatti. It was initially well known for creating high-end cars, but after Bugatti's death in 1939, it struggled and was soon shut down. Volkswagen bought the name in 1998 and set-up Bugatti Automobiles. A year later, the first concept was revealed. Later, the launch of the Veyron put Bugatti firmly back on the supercar road-map.