In 1909 Ettore Bugatti founded the eponymous Bugatti car manufacturing business. Much of the design was done by the man himself, and he specialized in high-performance cars that were exclusive and built in small quantities, with many going on to become race cars with famous wins under their belt.
Famously, the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, as well as the Type 41 and the Type 55 sports car are sports cars that are well-known the world over.
Ettore Bugatti’s death in 1947 and the previous death of his son and heir Jean Bugatti in 1939 sounded a death knell for the manufacturer when only eight thousand cars or so had been created. One more model was released soon after, but eventually, the company conceded defeat.
The company was bought separately from the Bugatti brand for manufacturing airplane parts, sold to Hispano-Suiza in 1963.
Italian Romano Artioli acquired the Bugatti brand in 1987 with racing car designer Mauro Forghieri as Bugatti's technical director from 1992 through 1994. Despite some spirited attempts, they could not manage a full revival of the brand and failed by 1995.
The Bugatti brand is now owned by theworld-famous car company, Volkswagen as a brand of super luxury, exclusive range of cars.
In India, only one car is to be released under the Bugatti brand, the Veyron 16.4. Moreover, Bugatti is only looking to sell a very limited number of cars in order to keep the brand exclusive.
Just like the cars, Bugatti’s finance branch is small and exclusive. Instead of pre-made offers, Bugatti financing operates like a boutique where you can arrange for bespoke plans
With a small but quality network of dealers all over the world, it isn’t hard to find a dealer who can create an excellent finance plan for buying a Bugatti supercar.
Individualised service means that the Bugatti Financial Services Customer Concierge team is on board to answer your questions even after you are finished buying your car and just need to put in the final touches.
Bugatti has partners in only a handful of places all over the world. There are office groupings, in the 'Far East,' the ‘Middle East,' 'North America' and 'Europe.'
Exclusive Offers: Since Bugatti finds offers tailored to each client, the finance plans are always perfect. Their clientele is always a small and select group, and they offer every courtesy to the client. They sell only a handful of cars in each country, prizing quality over quantity, and their clients can appreciate the personalized nature of their interaction with the brand.
Bugatti Certified: Each Bugatti is naturally certified as authentic, and over the years Bugatti Certified helps keep them so.
Bugatti's Flying Doctors: Amongst the services Bugatti offers to its select clientele, the 'flying doctors' are one of the most remarkable. These are experienced and highly qualified engineers and technicians who are available at all times to answer calls from customers in questions related to their Bugatti supercar. Personalised solutions for every problem.
The only make and model up for offer in India is the Veyron 16.4, but it is a beauty. The Bugatti Veyron is a marvel of modern engineering and holds its head high as the flagship product from Bugatti.
Launched in 2005, it was the dream of Volkswagen head Ferdinand Piech that led to the development of this marvel. One variant, the Super Sport which had a total production line of only 30 units, has intermittently held holds the Guinness World Record title for the 'World's Fastest Production Car.'
Named after Pierre Veyron, a development engineer and company racer who was feted for winning the 1939 Le Mans race, the ‘EB’ is part of the branding, referring to Ettore Bugatti himself. The sixteen cylinders and four turbochargers of the engine explain the ’16.4’ of the name.
In plain numbers, the Veyron is remarkable. The car accelerates from zero to hundred in under three seconds and has a top speed of over 400 km per hour. Indeed, it is the first car ever to achieve the latter benchmark.
The design of the Veyron is clearly different from other commercial cars, closer to racing sports cars than even conventional on-road sports cars. Multiple scoops and winglets combined with hidden flaps to reduce drag on the car. Also notable are the center line and horseshoe-shaped titanium radiator grille which are callbacks to the original models from the 1920s and the streamlined underside.
The rear broad section features a retractable imposing spoiler with an exposed engine to assist cooling and projecting wings. The front silhouette is striking with horizontal headlamps and a radiator.
Despite the obvious ambition behind the design, the fact that it was meant for on-road use was not forgotten. The interiors are comfortable, and the console is originally designed to be both simple and clean. There is a power reserve gauge, but the technology readouts have been kept simple with design innovation mainly aimed at the body and engine.
The Famous Engine
In its standard form, the engine produces 987bhp and 1250Nm of torque while in the Veyron Super Sport, it comes up to 1184bhp and 1500Nm of torque
The Veyron has an 8.0-litre 16 cylinder engine with a unique arrangement of a cylinder in a W configuration. The engine is aspirated by four turbochargers which gives the Veryon the final part of its name. An all-wheel drive is in use withthe Haldex Traction system and a seven-speed DSG sequential gearbox unit.
The car can reach 100kmph from a standstill in just 2.46 seconds while 200 km per hour is achieved in just 7.3 seconds and 300 km per hour is achieved in 16.7 seconds.
The Veyron requires a special key to activate top speeds beyond 343 km per hour. This key enables the car to reach speeds of upto 407kmper hour in the regular version and even higher in the Veyron Super Sport.
Carbon dioxide emissions reach an unfortunate 999 gm per km in urban settings, and fuel consumption under the same conditions is about 42 l which is to be expected with such a powerful engine.