A brief overview of 2005 to 2019 Bugatti Hypercars evolution


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How about we take a quick look at how Bugatti Hypercars have evolved over the years starting from 2005 all through to 2019? Check out our brief overview here!

Our team here at Naijauto.com has been following the trends and evolution of the Bugatti Hypercars for quite some time now and this time around, we’ve decided to put forward a brief overview of the Bugatti Hypercars’ evolution from 2005 to 2019.

Ever since Volkswagen AG had become Bugatti’s parents, we have seen several modifications and models of the Bugatti Divo, Chiron, and Veyron. Below are the evolutions from 2005 to 2019:

2005 Veyron 16.4

It was after a series of trials concept cars that the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 was unveiled back in 2005.


The 2005 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 – a mesmerizing car when it was unveiled back in 2005

The car was named in honour of a renowned Bugatti company’s race car driver, development engineer, and test driver – Pierre Veyron. The letters “EB” featured in its name actually refers to “Ettore Bugatti” who is the Bugatti founder while the numbers “16.4” was included because the vehicle’s engine has 16 cylinders and 4 turbochargers inside.

2009 Veyron 16.4 (Grand Sport)

This was the Veyron 16.4’s roadster version.


Feel the heat of the 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

And “Grand Sport” is a name that reminds one of the two most beautiful Bugatti car models in the brand’s history which are: The “type 43” and “type 40” that dates back to the early 30s and late 20s. They were the first models of the brand that Jean and Ettore Bugatti gave the moniker “Grand Sport” in their names.

2010 Veyron 16.4 (Super Sport)

This version of the Bugatti Veyron was indeed a breakthrough as it set new speed records in the world for road cars with a 431.072 km/h when it was launched.


2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – the car that set a new world speed record in its time

The car had a 1,200 hp, a 1,500 Nm maximum torque, a 2.5 seconds acceleration from 0 -100 Km/h and a 415 km/h top speed officially.

2012 Veyron 16.4 (Grand Sports Vitesse)

This was the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport’s roadster version.


2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Vitesse - The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport’s roadster version

The word “Vitesse” featured in the name of this model is a French word that means “speed”. Up till now, this grand sport’s “Vitesse” remains the world’s most powerful and fastest roadster.

2012 Veyron (Grand Sports Venet)

This can best be described simply as an extraordinary work of art.


The 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sports Venet – an extraordinary work of art

This car is a one-of-a-kind model that Bugatti collaborated with Bernar Venet – a French artist to produce. Venet helped the Bugatti brand in creating an outstanding work of art with this car as it combines an Haute couture-style interior with artistic and alluring surface design.

2014 Veyron (Grand Sports Rembrandt)

This model was produced and named to pay homage to Ettore Bugatti’s brother – Rembrandt Bugatti.


2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sports Rembrandt – the Homage car

Rembrandt Bugatti is actually considered to be among the 20th century’s most famous sculptors.

2015 Veyron 16.4 (Grand Sports Vitesse) “La Finale”

This model is very peculiar because it is the 450th Veyron, the 150th Veyron roadster and the final Bugatti Veyron.


The 2015 Veyron 16.4 Grand Sports Vitesse “La Finale”

At the Motor show in Geneva, the owner didn’t mind as it was displayed alongside the 2005 first-ever Veyron production. When studied, it was calculated that Bugatti has made a total of 92 Grand Sport Vitesse models, 30 Super Sports models, 150 Grand sports models and 178 Veyron 16.4 models which altogether makes a total of 450.

2015 Vision (Gran Turismo Concept)

This is the single-seater one-of-a-kind model that costs around $5 million to $18 million (₦1.8 billion to ₦6.5 billion).


The 2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept that costs from ₦1.8 billion to ₦6.5 billion

This car was made for the PlayStation game called “Gran Turismo” and it is presently owned by the CSO and Chairman of Tillys – Hezy Shaked.

2016 Chiron

The Bugatti Veyron was succeeded by the Bugatti Chiron.


The Bugatti Chiron is a successor of the former renowned Bugatti Veyron

This 2-seater, a mid-engine sports car is actually based on the concept car – Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo.

2018 Chiron Sport

This car is mechanically identical to the 2016 Chiron.


The 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport – mechanically identical to the Chiron but different in many other ways

As similar as it is mechanically to the Chiron, it is 18Kg lighter because of its improved build quality which involved the extensive carbon fibre use as well as a stiffer suspension which was meant to the vehicle’s cornering ability. And it should be noted that this Chiron Sport is actually $400,000 (₦144 million) more expensive than an ordinary Chiron when the prices are compared.

2019 Divo

This Hypercar has been well built for corners as well as pure excite. The DIVO comes with greater downforce, heart-stopping acceleration and it is indeed a monumental driving machine. Only 40 units of this DIVO will be produced and interesting enough, they all already sold out way before its official unveiling.


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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
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