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Romans International are the UK's leading supercar dealers and we specialise in the Bugatti Veyron for sale with an extensive range of other performance cars for sale as well. As Bugatti dealers, Romans have been privileged to stock several examples of this wonderful supercar that has rewritten history in it's short lifespan.
The French car company Bugatti was founded by the Italian-born Ettore Bugatti, as a manufacturer of high-performance automobiles of exceptional quality and detail in 1909 in Molsheim, Alsace in France.
Bugatti dealers have a long history of manufacturing performance and luxury cars. Bugatti is loved for it's style and elegance, are also well known for their historic racing pedigree too, as Ettore Bugatti took part in his first race in 1899 and was hooked on his pursuit for design and racing excellence.
Ettore Bugatti, a brilliant engineer of his time, introduced many features, developments and design modifications not seen on cars in that period and, like the manufacturers of today, much of his technical development was done on the race track.
The Bugatti company enjoyed many great racing successes over the years, especially through the 1920s and 1930s in races like winning the first ever Monaco Grand Prix, the Voiturettes Grand Prix, Targa Florio, plus the Grands Prix of France, Italy, Spain, Monaco, Germany, Czechoslovakian Belgium and the formidable 24 hours of Le Mans. Bugatti’s main rivals during these time periods would have been Bentley Motors, Scuderia Ferrari, Auto Union (now known as Audi) and Daimler-Benz.
The small Bugatti Type 10 was so successful it achieved the top four positions at its first race. Then, in 1924, the Bugatti Type 35, which is regarded as Bugatti’s most successful racing car of all time, saw it notch up over 2,000 race wins. From 1925 – 1929, Italy’s Targa Florio race saw the Bugatti Type 35 wine five straight victories consecutively by Bugatti racing car legend Louis Chiron, who held the most podiums in Bugatti cars. To mark this achievement in the 21st Century, Bugatti remembered him by dedicating a special model: the Bugatti 18/3 Chiron which was named in his honor.
The race that certainly went down in history was Bugatti’s final racing success at Le Mans in 1939, with the two man driver team of Jean-Pierre Wimille and Pierre Veyron, who won the race with one car and extremely limited resources compared to their competitors.
The Bugatti Veyron was conceived with this fantastic victory in mind, as well as the essence and spirit of Ettore Bugatti, with his attention to detail and supreme technical advancements in automotive design.
Today, Bugatti Automobiles is owned by Volkswagen AG and, since 1998 and later, the company returned to Molsheim, Alsace in France, as it wanted the next generation of the legendary brand of luxury cars to be produced at the original home of Bugatti.
The new chapter in the Bugatti legacy started in 1998 with the development of the formidable and uncompromising vehicle that would be true to the values, tradition and styling, with both performance and technical sophistication which was founded by Ettore Bugatti. In October 2005, the Bugatti Veyron was unveiled to the world’s press on the Italian island of Sicily.
Since then, the multi award winning Bugatti Veyron for sale has become the ultimate car from that decade, not to mention breaking multiple world speed records since then, with some of its incarnations.
So far, the range of models produced by Bugatti includes the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, the Veyron Fbg par Hermès, Veyron 16.4 Super Sport and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which was premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012.
The Grand Sport Vitesse is currently the fastest and most powerful production roadster ever. It features a W16 engine (16 cylinders), with four turbo chargers and intercoolers, up-rated transmission, which now sees this phenomenal car with 1184bhp at the driver’s disposal, that’s an almost 200bhp increase in power from the original Bugatti Veyron 16.4.
No official performance figures have been released currently for the Grand Sport Vitesse, but with the aforementioned power figures, it’s expected to top the Super Sport’s land speed record at 267.81 mph.
But remember, a Bugatti Veyron is not all about speed and power, it also represents elegant design and state of the art technology at you fingertips, whilst driving a piece of automotive history; the legend of Ettore Bugatti and his beautiful cars lives on.
What’s next from Bugatti? Well, they are expected to bring out more special models from the Bugatti Veyron range, similar to that of the one-of-a-kind ‘porcelain-trimmed’ Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc, as well as many other themed cars.
Also, the much talked about Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept four-door saloon is still rumoured to be go into production and be available for sometime in 2015, so keep an eye on the Romans International news page for all the up to date cars news from the world of performance and luxury cars.
If you are interested in a Bugatti Veyron for sale or one of the forthcoming Bugatti models, then contact Romans International. We are one of the top dealerships for performance and luxury cars in the UK and can offer you unparalleled service and advice. Feel free to speak to us about any make or model we have in stock or possibly a particular make or model which we can assist in sourcing for you. Simply call us on 0844 249 5186 for further details.