Heard way too much about the prowess of Ferraris and Lamborghinis? Maybe you must give another European a chance. We introduce you to some of the marvels of engineering from the Bugatti stable. If your pride comes before money, you could even bid for these beauties at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
Bugatti’s most successful race car with over 1,000 wins in its time, the Type 35 also won the 1926 Grand Prix World Championship and dominated the gruelling Targa Florio open road race with five consecutive wins—from 1925 to 1929. The Type 35 is also the first to sport the iconic arch-shaped radiator that would later be known as the most recognised part of all Bugatti cars till date.
Type 57SC Atlantic
Probably one of the most recognisable of the Bugatti cars, the Atlantic was a coupé based on the Type 57. Only four of these were ever produced. The externally riveted aluminium body with the central fin is a legend among auto enthusiasts and is an inspiration for the Chiron hypercar. Three of the four original 57SC Atlantics remain today and one is parked with designer Ralph Lauren.
The Veyron marked the return of the Bugatti brand, with Volkswagen having bought over the rights to the name. Packed with an eight-litre W16 turbocharged engine, the Veyron was the fastest production car in the world. Synonymous with highest top speeds, it stayed in production for a decade, before making way for the Chiron now.