For newer car enthusiast, the idea of Bugatti may be relegated to their more recent models. However, Bugatti has more than just 2006 and beyond, but also a rich history involving everything one could imagine.
Throughout Bugatti's existence, they've endured several hardships. One of the biggest being World War Two and the subsequent death of Ettore Bugatti. After all this, Bugatti shut down in 1952. Although, it was later brought back in the late '80s and still maintains to this day.
Most Bugatti's sell for millions, and for apt reasons. Even though Bugatti hasn't produced that many models throughout the years, these ten appear to the greatest of their ever increasing lineup...
10 Bugatti Type 13
Great things often have small beginnings, and it would seem that Bugatti is not exempt from this apparent constant. With exceeding success in motor sports, Bugatti finally decided to create their first actual road car; named the Type 13.
The Type 13 was another victory for the company and became the catalyst for the following Bugatti 'Type' models. Eventually, the Type 13 got the nickname "Pur-Sang" (Roughly translated as "Pure Blooded"). This label was later attached to a Veyron 16.4 for an homage to the original.
9 Bugatti Royale
Not to be mistaken with 'Battle Royale,' the Bugatti Royale is much more high-class. During it's creation in the '30s, the Royale was a luxury car that was very big. So big, actually, that it's one of the biggest production cars in the entire world.
Sadly, though, the Bugatti Royale wasn't as high selling as the corporation had intended. Even though they planned on making much more, Bugatti only made six and could barely sell half of them. The fact that the Great Depression was happening at the same time made it a horrible time to release the car.
Regardless, at least the Bugatti Royale is respected nowadays. So much so that, if they're ever on sale, they go for several millions.
8 Bugatti Divo
After Bugatti released the successor to the Veyron, the Chiron, they wanted to go a step further. Rather than introducing an even faster, more luxurious, version of their already new Chiron, Bugatti went with a track focused alternative. The Bugatti Divo.
The Divo shares a lot of components with it's big brother, the Chiron. Nonetheless, the biggest differences lie in weight, power output, and technology. As stated before, the Divo is much better on the track than the Chiron or Veyron. With this, though, comes compromise, since the Divo is much slower in terms of top speed.
7 Bugatti Type 35
Before Bugatti was topping charts in the 21st century, they were doing the same in the 20th. Instead of road cars, though, it was race cars. This isn't to say they didn't make great street-legal car (obviously). Anyhow, one of their most victorious cars was the Type 35: An open-wheeled legend.
The Type 35 was one of the most successful race cars in history. To illustrate this, the Type 35 won over 2,000 races while in competition. That's quite an impressive number, but nothing compared to the number for it's M.S.R.P., as a Type 35 usually sells for a ludicrous amount.
6 Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Sometimes, it feels like Bugatti just thinks, "Hey, lets see how much money we can sell one car for?" The answer to this question seems to be an ever evolving one, since Bugatti constantly release special one-off models for a higher and higher price each time. The latest instant of this is the €16,700,000 Bugatti La Voiture Noire.
This price tag is only reasonable for those with an unreasonable amount of wealth. Though, the La Voiture Noire is undoubtedly prepossessing. And, like a lot of other new Bugatti special editions, it's an homage to the equally expensive Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. Which is a perfect segue into the next vehicle...
5 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
As mentioned previously, the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is incredibly expensive. So expensive, actually, that it rivals those of the Ferrari 250 GTO and McLaren F1 in the 'price' department.
The only other characteristics of the Type 57SC Atlantic that rival it's market value is the Atlantic's history, looks, and brand. It's a jaw-dropping vehicle from a time that has long passed; helping us to appreciate the effort, skill, and talent that went into making it. It seems that all of this was more than enough to set up the Type 57SC Atlantic as one of the world's most sought after cars. Even getting an homage in the form of the La Voiture Noire over 85 years later.
4 Bugatti Veyron Vitesse 'Rembrandt Edition'
Like the La Voiture Noire, the Veyron Vitesse 'Rembrandt Edition' is a salute to Bugatti's history. Except, unlike the La Voiture Noire, the Rembrandt Edition doesn't cost an absurd amount and is actually a tribute to Rembrandt Bugatti. An amazing artist who, sadly, died too young.
As far as any special differences from it's original model, the Veyron Vitesse, the Rembrandt Edition doesn't have anything serious. Same power figures and the same chassis. However, the Rembrandt Edition comes in a signature two-tone Rembrandt brown with some of Rembrandt's artwork pasted throughout.
Albeit, the Rembrandt Edition does not revolutionize anything. But, it's unique color and stunning Veyron shape is more than enough to win over countless enthusiasts.
3 Bugatti EB110 SS
During Bugatti's thirty-five year hiatus, they sat in corporate limbo; unaware of their potential fate. What managed to drag them out of this was, surprisingly, not a French company, but an Italian businessman. This particular man's name is Romano Artioli, who was later responsible for the manufacturing of the Bugatti EB110 SS.
The EB110 SS (Super Sport) was a powerful return to form for the historical brand. Its combination of Italian design and French history was a winning duo. Even Michael Schumacher bought one!
What really makes the Eb110 SS special, though, is the role it played in reviving Bugatti. Without this car and Romano Artioli intervention, its highly unlikely that we would ever see Bugatti in the same position it's in today.
2 Bugatti Chiron
To succeed the outlandishly successful Bugatti Veyron, Bugatti had to really work hard. As a result of this hard work, they came up with the Bugatti Chiron: A 1500 horsepower luxury hypercar with a top speed of over 260 miles-per-hour and a 0 to 60 of just 2.3 seconds.
Moreover, the Chiron is an absolute work of art. It maintains a similar shape and structure as the classic Veyron, but with some critical changes. The Chiron reps a cool set of L.E.D. headlights, sharp lines, a revamped interior, and an aggressive/angry look to it.
1 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Despite the fact that the Veyron wasn't the first Bugatti, it was certainly the first to be recognized by a modern audience. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was a truly groundbreaking piece of engineering for it's time. Mainly considering it broke almost every speed record for production level cars.
To add to it's speed, the Veyron also had a fine bit of luxury too. It's good looks and luxurious nature attracted almost every car lover as well. Now, whether you appreciate luxury, design, or speed, you can find the best of them all in just one car: The Bugatti Veyron.