Anniversary: ​​Bugatti History Tour – Motorlegend.com

To celebrate two anniversaries linked to the Atelier in Molsheim and the Fabbrica Blu in Campogalliano, Italy, two Bugatti super-sports cars have taken to the road to link these sites which have played an important role in the history of the brand.

Bugatti is celebrating this year the 30th anniversary of the Fabbrica Blu (the Blue Factory) in Campogalliano, a place that in the early 90s gave birth to the Bugatti EB110 and symbolized the rebirth of the brand under the leadership of the entrepreneur Romano Artioli. And 2020 is also the year of the 15th anniversary of the Atelier de Molsheim, where the Veyron and Chiron models have been assembled since 2005.

To celebrate these important events in the history of the brand today more than this centenary, a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and a Bugatti Chiron Sport left Campogalliano, near Modena, and crossed Italy (via Verona and Bolzano), Austria and Germany to reach France via St. Anton am Arlberg, Lake Constance, Singen, then Donaueschingen towards Offenburg.

The two models covered a little less than 1000 km to reach the Château de Molsheim located 25 km south-west of Strasbourg, where in 1909 Ettore Bugatti decided to found his company, and from which the models came out. Bugatti (intermittently) until 1956.

If the Chiron entered in this Bugatti History Tour is a “classic” example of the Chiron Sport model, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse which accompanied it on this road trip has a more original history, since it This is the car credited with the world speed record in 2013.

The French Roadster powered by a 16-cylinder 8.0-liter unit of 1,200 hp, achieved a peak speed that year at 408.84 km / h, the highest speed recorded to date for a Roadster model approved for road use. Of the 150 Veyron Roadster models produced by the French manufacturer, 92 examples were Vitesse models and 8 of them were World Record Car (WRC) editions. Needless to say, this limited edition offered at a price of 1.99 million euros each (300,000 € more than the “basic” Vitesse model), was an immediate success.

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