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Bugatti was founded in 1909 in Molsheim, France, by Ettore Bugatti, an Italian man described as an eccentric genius. The original company is legendary for producing some of the most exclusive cars in the world as well as some of the fastest.

Bugatti cars were extremely successful in racing, with many thousands of victories in just a few decades. The little Bugatti Type 10 swept the top four positions at its first race. The 1924 Bugatti Type 35 is probably the most successful racing car of all time, with over 2,000 wins. Bugattis swept to victory in the Targa Florio for five years straight from 1925 through 1929. The company's success culminated with driver Jean-Pierre Wimille winning the 24 hours of Le Mans twice in 1937 and 1939.

The original Bugatti brand failed with the coming of World War II, like many high-end marques of the time. The death of Ettore's son Jean was also a contributory factor. The company struggled financially and released one last model in the 1950s before eventually being purchased for its airplane parts business in the 1960s.

Today the name is owned by Volkswagen Group who have revived it as a builder of very limited production sports cars. In late 2005 the Bugatti Veyron entered production. It has a 16-cylinder quad-turbocharged motor with DIN rated 736 kilowatts (1,001 PS), maximum speed of 408.47 kilometres per hour (253.81 mph), 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 2.5 seconds. According to Car and Driver, the Veyron's fuel consumption at 253 mph was 78 L/100 km. At full throttle, its 100 litres (22.0 imp gal; 26.4 US gal) fuel tank would empty in just 12 minutes 46 seconds. After 15 minutes at a continuous 253 mph, the tires would melt.

Bugatti official site
 
1934 - Type 59
1931 - Type 51 / 53 / 54
1922 - Type 13