Step n°7 : Assembly site Bugatti

Private property. No visits.

In 1998, the Volkswagen Group acquired all rights to the Automobiles Bugatti brand. The following year, in 1999, the company Bugatti Automobiles SAS was founded in Molsheim-Dorlisheim. In 2001, the first prototype of the Bugatti Veyron was built.

The name was given to this iconic car in honour of Bugatti driver Pierre Veyron. Pierre Veyron teamed up with Jean-Pierre Wimille to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1939. It was in this same car that Ettore’s son Jean Bugatti lost his life during a test drive between the villages of Duttlenheim and Entzheim. He was only thirty years old at the time.

In 2005, once the production shop was built, the assembly of the first Veyron could begin.

Ten years later, in March 2015, the last Veyron sporting the chassis number 450, the Grand Sport Vitesse aptly named “La finale” was exhibited.


Thanks to Bugatti SAS, nostalgic Bugatti fans were able to witness the rebirth of the legendary brand.

The Volkswagen Group, which acquired the Bugatti brand, remains true to its spirit, developing high-performance cars.

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