Everyone has been there. It’s time to buy a new car. But it can be difficult trying to decide what to get.
Should you choose a car you’re used to or try out something new and different?
If you’re looking for something new and exciting, a good choice might be a Bugatti. These vehicles have come onto the scene in the last few decades as one of the top supercar contenders. Keep reading to learn about the different types of Bugattis.
Bugatti began as a French car manufacturing company in 1909. It was founded in a city that was at the time a part of Germany but was reclaimed by France in 1919. To add to its rich diversity, it was founded by an Italian named Ettore Bugatti.
These early years of Bugatti were known for producing beautiful vehicles that also won many races. Shortly after the company and its founding city transferred to French control, Bugatti entered three cars in the 1919 Paris motor show.
Continuing to produce high-end cars for the next decade, Bugatti won the 1929 Monaco Grand Prix. The racing success of Bugatti vehicles would continue, even winning twice at one of the biggest races in the world, the 24 hours of Le Mans.
After these successes, Bugatti started designing and racing things like airplanes and trains with mixed results.
The company would continue to produce cars until Bugatti’s death in 1947. Since his son had died a few years earlier, there was no one to take over the company.
The brand Bugatti was revived in 1987 in Italy. In 1998, Volkswagen bought it and moved it back to France where it has continued to produce supercars.
Out of all types of Bugattis, this one may be the rarest. An instant collector’s item, the L’or Blanc, which translates to white gold, has sold for more than $2.5 million. What makes this vehicle unique is the addition of porcelain.
Porcelain from the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin makes this vehicle’s design one of the most beautiful in the world. However, its beauty belies a beast underneath in the engine.
Capable of reaching speeds upwards of 240 mph, the L’Or Blanc can produce more than 1,000 horsepower. It has a 16 cylinder engine and 4 turbochargers, hence the name 16.4.
One of the newest kinds of Bugattis, the Chiron started production in 2016. It is one of the highest-performing Bugatti models, with nearly 1,500 horsepower and a top speed of around 260 mph.
It also has a 16 cylinder engine with 4 turbochargers. In addition to its immense speed, the Chiron also combines beauty and comfort to make for one of the most well-rounded supercars on the market.
However, these features come with a price tag of $3 million. This may seem high, but no other car company can come close to Chiron’s combination of beauty, comfort, and speed.
Veyron 16.4 is one of the most popular models that Bugatti makes. It first came onto the market in 2005 and was quickly named car of the decade by the show Top Gear.
With a top speed of around 250 mph, the supersport version of this vehicle holds the world record for the fastest street-legal production car when it clocked in at 267.856 mph.
Even though the Veyron can’t match the incredible horsepower of the Chiron, it is still one of the best supercars on the market because it still retains the 16 cylinders and 4 turbochargers as well as the design beauty that Bugatti is known for.
This edition of the Veyron is not named directly for the famous Dutch painter of the 17th century. Instead, it commemorates the life of a member of the Bugatti family from the early days of the company.
True to his namesake, Rembrandt Bugatti was an artist and sculptor who died in 1916. In homage to him, the Rembrandt edition improves upon the already beautiful design of the Veyron with the addition of two-tone brown color.
With 1200 horsepower and a top speed of more than 250 mph, this special edition is no slouch when it comes to performance.
Even though the Divo is a regular production car as opposed to a special edition, very few of these vehicles were made. For this reason, they can be difficult to find, but they are worth the search.
Built to commemorate a driver from the early days of Bugatti racing named Albert Divo, this vehicle was made for racing. It has a lighter frame compared to most other Bugattis and was built for corners.
This lighter frame makes it even faster than the Chiron in acceleration, but the top speed is slightly reduced at around 235 mph.
When it comes to purchasing a Bugatti, the most expensive is currently the La Voiture Noire. Literally translating to the black car, La Voiture Noire takes the gorgeous design of the Chiron and adds a sleek black finish.
It also retains the incredible 1,500 horsepower of the Chiron, making it one of the best performance vehicles made by Bugatti.
This special edition became by far the most expensive vehicle sold by Bugatti when it sold for nearly $19 million in 2019.
Now that you know all about the different types of Bugattis, feel free to do some more research on your own to choose which one is best for you. If you are interested