Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. is a French automaker, which specializes in high-performance luxury automobiles and pertains to Volkswagen AG. Its headquarters is located in Molsheim, Alsace, France. more
The most important thing in the creation of Bugatti cars is their design, which is very original and stands out from the rest of the cars.
Bugatti’s logo, which you can see at any company’s photo or poster, is a red oval in a white frame with 60 red dots. The word “Bugatti” and Ettore Bugatti’s initials “EB” are located in the middle of the oval. The red dots symbolize either pearls, which signify the exclusivity of the brand, or safety wires.
The company was founded in 1909 by Italian automobile designer Ettore Bugatti. Since the first days of its creation, the brand stood out among others because of the good combination of engineering and artistic design.
In 1919, Bugatti took part in 15th Paris motor show and presented three cars, the most legendary of which was “Type 13”. Since 1929, Bugatti cars took part in numerous races. The culmination of the car success was in 1937 and 1939, when Robert Benoist and Pierre Veyron won the 24 hours of Le Mans.
In 1930s, the company worked at the creation of the plane (Bugatti Model 100) and motorised railcar (Autorail Bugatti). In 1939, Ettore Bugatti’s son died while testing a Type 57 tank-bodied race car near the plant.
After the death of Ettore Bugatti in 1947, the company started to decline. In 1987, Italian businessman Romano Artioli bought Bugatti and named it Bugatti Automobili S.p.A.. Artioli built a new factory and released several new cars, but the plant stopped its work in 1995 because of poor economic conditions.
In 1998, the brand was bought by Volkswagen. The company started to develop and just the same year presented concept car the EB118. In 2005, it presented its first regular-production vehicle, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4.