The following series of pictures by Luis Duarte offers a close look at the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, France. This automobile factory turns out to be Chteau Saint Jean, where people manufacture some legend, exclusive and fastest cars in the world.
The seat of Bugatti Automobiles SAS was bought by founder Ettore Bugatti in the late 1920s. The company terrain was built in 1857. The founder Ettore Bugatti decided not to live in the old chteau in order to keep the impressive background of elegant Bugatti models. The headquarter of Bugatti International SAS currently offers no visits.
It was a temporary gap during the World War II when the Bugatti plan had been closed down. Then, the place has undergone complete renovation and reconstruction after this period. The building now features as a modern office but succeeds in keeping its architectural integrity. The manufacturing area nowadays covers up just one part of the original building where 1,200 workers used to produce classic Bugatti models.
Bugatti Veyron Molsheim is captured in front of its factory - Chteau Saint Jean in Molsheim, Alsace, France.
Bugatti Veyron Molsheim is equipped with the key milestones for automotive industry in the 21st century.
The rear mid-engined Bugatti Veyron is named to be the fastest road-legal car in the world. It can reach the top speed of 431.07 km/h (267.85 mph).
The ample power is a dream for any luxury-class limousines. The constant speed can reach up to 250 km/h with only 270-280 HP.
On the test of Veyron, after reaching the speed of 253mph, presenter James May described the experience as "made my eyes water".
The car features wheelbase of 2,710 mm, overall length of 4,462mm, height of 1,204 mm and width of scrap car Huntingdon 1,998 mm. Each Bugatti Veyron has ten radiators.
The original structure, orangey and old factory gate remain unaltered until now. It was here in Chteau Saint Jean that both the greatest automobile and the Italian automobile pioneer reached the status of "legend".
The Bugatti Veyron is equipped with 8.0 litre W16 engine, 16-cylinder four-wheel drive.
From December 2010, the company began offering buyers to customize the color of exterior and interior.
The Bugatti Veyron is nearly completed in the factory. Needless to say, any visit to the manufacturing place is not allowed.
The car is named after Pierre Veyron - French racing driver who won the Le Mans championship in 1939 with a Bugatti Type 57SC. BBC had title the car as "Car of the Decade (2000-2009)"
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