Unlike most cars that started with entrepreneurs, the Bugatti line of vehicles started with an artist. Carlo Bugatti began as an award-winning furniture designer, artist, and silversmith. After taking the silver in the 1900 Paris World Fair for furniture design, Bugatti decided to bring his art into the automotive world.
Bugatti created some of the most amazing race cars. The type 35 was phenomenally successful, winning over 1,000 races in its time. Over the years, Bugatti would find themselves to be the recipient of many awards and prizes. The unique styling of the Bugatti automobile continued to allow it to win event after event.
Bugatti almost lost it all in the 1960s when the founders passed away. However, in 1998, Volkswagen saw the value of the brand and purchased it.
The Veyron, which is built in its original headquarters in Molsheim France, is the fastest production car in existence. It is also the most powerful and expensive production car in the world.
In the year 2000, Bugatti decided to honor Italian racing star Pierre Veyron. With the 8 L mid-engine, 16 cylinder 630 hp W engine, which was enough show honor and then some to its namesake. The Veyron was the most powerful production car if it’s time.
The beauty of making a Bugatti Veyron
The beauty of the Bugatti Veyron is that each car is its own work of art. The designers work meticulously on each vehicle. The personal design elements are evident in each one made.
Each vehicle is individually cut out of carbon fiber and stored in a specially sealed location until production. The vehicles are all created and produced by hand.
Each part is carefully inspected by an individual craftsman for quality and fit as well as production.
All imperfections are investigated and inspected by highly trained professionals. If anything is found, that vehicle must go through an additional inspection.
There is no time restraint in this process, and each component must be absolutely flawless before leaving the factory.
Much like a tailor’s fitting an elegant suit, each component must match with the remainder of the vehicle. The fit must be perfect before it moves to its next station. Even the carbon fiber weave pattern must match before moving along.
The color, design, and features of the Bugatti are each meticulously and individually looked at before production. Each and every part of the Bugatti Veyron is personalized. from the color to the texture. And many owners desire to showcase the carbon fiber finish of the vehicle.
The design originates from the very first Bugatti, with plans and functionality for the future to come. In the early years of racing cars, each car represented the color of their country. With the case Bugatti, the color blue is pertinent to their history.