Bugatti super sport car
Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles,
founded in 1909 in the then German city of Molsheim,
Alsace by Italian-born Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti cars were known for their design beauty and for their many race victories.
Famous Bugattis include the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 “Royale”, the Type 57 “Atlantic” and the Type 55 sports car.
Legend of Bugatti Automobiles
The death of Ettore Bugatti in 1947 proved to be the end for the marque,
and the death of his son Jean Bugatti in 1939 ensured there was not a successor to lead the factory.
No more than about 8,000 cars were made.
The company struggled financially, and released one last model in the 1950s,
before eventually being purchased for its airplane parts business in the 1960s.
In the 1990s, an Italian entrepreneur revived it as a builder of limited production exclusive sports cars.
Today, the name is owned by German automobile manufacturing group Volkswagen.
The company also enjoyed great success in early Grand Prix motor racing:
in 1929 a privately entered Bugatti won the first ever Monaco Grand Prix.
Racing success culminated with driver Jean-Pierre Wimille winning the 24 hours of Le Mans twice (in 1937 with Robert Benoist and 1939 with Pierre Veyron).
Bugatti cars were extremely successful in racing
The 1924 Bugattis Type 35 is probably the most successful racing car of all time, with over 2,000 wins.
The Type 35 was developed by Bugattis with master engineer and racing driver Jean Chassagne who also drove it in the car’s first ever Grand Prix in 1924 Lyon.
Bugattis swept to victory in the Targa Florio for five years straight from 1925 through 1929. Louis Chiron held the most podiums in Bugatti cars,
and the modern marque revival Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. named the 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron concept car in his honour.
But it was the final racing success at Le Mans that is most remembered Jean Pierre Wimille and Pierre Veyron won the 1939 race with just one car and modest resources.-info.justplay18.com
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