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Chateau St. Jean, the old and the new portal for Bugatti customers

Visit with us Ettore Bugatti's home, Chateau St. Jean, near Molsheim, France. Automotive Intelligence was there and brought some photos of the marvelous environment.

Take me there

Entrance from the street

The start was made by the EB 118 study, which was shown at the Paris Motor Show 1998. The EB118 was produced by Giorgetto Giugiaro / ItalDesign contracted by Volkswagen and has been further developed to make this unmistakable four door saloon.

Bugatti 118 Concept

This engine, which was developed by Volkswagen, has three rows of 6-cylinder banks which are joined in a "W" form. With a capacity of 6.3 litres, the direct injection engine has an output of 408 kW / 555 bhp at 6,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Newton metres (Nm) at 4,000 rpm.

The model name Bugatti EB 218 refers to the 18-cylinder engine, the first of its kind to be used in a passenger vehicle.

Bugatti EB 218

At the 1999 Frankfurt International Motor show, Volkswagen presented the new study Bugatti 18/3 Chiron. The EB18-3 was produced by Giorgetto Giugiaro / ItalDesign under contract of Volkswagen.

Bugatti EB 18/3 Chiron

The Bugatti tradition of successful sports cars is reflected in the name chosen for this design study, which commemorates the former Bugatti factory driver Pierre Veyron. A Frenchman, he achieved numerous racing successes for this historic marque, culminating in victory in the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1939.

Bugatti EB 18/4 Veyron

Hartmut Warkuß, head of Volkswagen's "Center of Excellence Design", and his team have successfully reinterpreted the traditional values of Bugatti and created a sports car whose very appearance promises enormous power. The designers have thus displayed their profound understanding of the essence of the Bugatti marque.

The Bugatti EB 16·4 "Veyron" design study has particularly daring styling.

Bugatti 16-4 Veyron

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