Bugatti is a French luxury car brand founded by Italian-born Ettore Bugatti in 1909. The company’s success began in the 1920s, thanks to their high-performance racing cars. Bugatti became famous for their distinctive designs and advanced engineering, and many of their cars were considered works of art.
During World War II, the Bugatti factory was seized by the German army, and after the war, Ettore Bugatti died. The company struggled to regain its footing in the post-war years, and by the late 1950s, it was struggling financially.
In 1963, the brand was purchased by Hispano-Suiza, but it remained dormant until the 1980s when Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli revived it. Under Artioli’s leadership, Bugatti began producing sports cars, including the EB110, which was one of the fastest cars of its time.
However, financial difficulties forced Artioli to sell the company in the late 1990s. In 1998, the Volkswagen Group purchased Bugatti and invested heavily in the brand’s revival, resulting in the introduction of the Bugatti Veyron, which was the fastest production car in the world at the time.
Today, Bugatti continues to produce exceptional, high-performance cars, and their vehicles remain some of the most sought-after and expensive cars in the world.