Bugatti Models

Bugatti Models

A legendary brand with a strong motorsport pedigree, Bugatti’s story began in 1909. The company quickly became known both for the level of detail of its engineering in its automobiles and for the artistic flair in which the designs were executed. Amongst many examples, rather than bolt the springs to the axles as most manufacturers did, Ettore Bugatti's axles were forged such that the spring passed through a carefully sized opening in the axle, resulting a much more elegant solution requiring fewer parts. According to Bugatti, "weight was the enemy". He famously described his arch competitor Bentley's cars as "the world's fastest lorries" for focusing on durability.

Bugatti enjoyed great success in early Grand Prix motor racing, including victory in the first ever Monaco Grand Prix, the 1926 Grand Prix World Manufacturers’ Championship and winning the Targa Florio for five years consecutively between 1925 and 1929. Bugatti arguably reached their peak between 1937 and 1939, winning Le Mans twice. After this, Bugatti’s fortunes began to change for the worse. Ettore’s son Jean died testing the very car that had won Le Mans only a few weeks later. A few days after that, the Second World War began, in which Ettore was forced to sell his factory to German entrepreneur Hans Trippel. Ettore himself died in 1947.

Ettore’s death proved fatal to the Bugatti marque, which could only manage to survive until 1952. It was revived by Volkswagen in 1998 after a previous attempt in 1987 by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli. Backed by the financial muscle of the German powerhouse, Bugatti’s first production car was the legendary 1,001bhp Veyron in 2005. Powered by a 8-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers, the Veyron took the world by storm and between 2005-2007 and 2010-2017, the Veyron was the fastest production car in the world. Bugatti continued to produce the car (in various editions) until 2015. Its successor, the 1500bhp Chiron, is the fastest, most powerful and exclusive production sports car in Bugatti’s history.

Amalgam is proud to have been a supply partner to Bugatti since 2005, starting with the Veyron 16.4 and going on to model every Veyron variant through to the more recent Chiron. Many of these bespoke models have been presented to Bugatti clients, or are beautifully displayed at the Bugatti HQ in Molsheim. Our deep affinity with Ettore and Jean Bugatti’s design ethos has moved us to model many of the most important classic Bugattis too. There are many more of the world’s most important classics that we plan to immortalise in due course, a mission we will continue with in the years ahead.

Share
Bugatti 57SC Atlantic (1936) ‘La Voiture Noire’

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic (1936) ‘La Voiture Noire’ 1:8 SCALE

One of the most iconic Bugatti cars from the original Bugatti era, the Type 57SC Atlantic featured flowing coupé lines with a pronounced dorsal seam running from the front to the back end of the...

£11,150.00

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic (1938) 'The Lord Rothschild'

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic (1938) 'The Lord Rothschild' 1:8 SCALE

Chassis No. 57374 One of the most iconic Bugatti cars from the original Bugatti era, the Type 57SC Atlantic featured flowing coupé lines with a pronounced dorsal seam running from the front to the back...

£11,150.00

Bugatti Chiron Engine and Gearbox

Bugatti Chiron Engine and Gearbox 1:4 SCALE

The Chiron, named after the Monaco-born racer Louis Chiron was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. With a power unit sporting 16 cylinders, four turbochargers and capable of developing a staggering 1,500...

£8,550.00

Bugatti EB110 - 1994 Le Mans

Bugatti EB110 - 1994 Le Mans 1:8 SCALE

With plans being put in place from 1989, the EB110GT was presented to the public in Paris in 1991 on the day that would have marked Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday, hence the car’s name. The...

£9,670.00

Bugatti Type 35T - 1926 Targa Florio Winner

Bugatti Type 35T - 1926 Targa Florio Winner 1:8 SCALE

Quite simply the most successful racing Bugatti of all time, the Bugatti Type 35 took the Grand Prix World Championship in 1926 after winning 351 races and setting 47 records in 1924 and 1925. The...

£9,670.00

Bugatti Type 57G "Tank" - 1937 Le Mans Winner

Bugatti Type 57G "Tank" - 1937 Le Mans Winner 1:8 SCALE

Only three Type 57 Tanks were ever produced, the first of which disappeared shortly after its introduction at the Paris Auto Salon in 1936, never to be seen again. This model is based upon the...

£11,150.00

Bugatti Type 57SC Gangloff Cabriolet

Bugatti Type 57SC Gangloff Cabriolet 1:8 SCALE

One of just three examples made in period, this Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic was ordered by Frenchman, Mr Philippe Levy, in this wonderfully art deco-appropriate colour scheme. Levy commissioned a one-off body for the 57SC...

£11,150.00

Bugatti Veyron (2005)

Bugatti Veyron (2005) 1:8 SCALE

The Bugatti Veyron has a legendary status in the motoring community. Initially a technical experiment for the now Volkswagen-owned Bugatti company, it transformed the motoring landscape forever and rejuvenated the Bugatti brand to no end,...

£9,260.00

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse - White Edition

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse - White Edition 1:8 SCALE

A TRULY UNIQUE OFFERING – only one in existence! We are very excited to offer this exceptional and very exclusive Bugatti model, developed as a unique one-off edition for Bugatti Designer and Artist Etienne Salome....

£11,495.00

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport - Chrome Edition

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport - Chrome Edition 1:8 SCALE

A TRULY UNIQUE OFFERING – only one in existence! We are very excited to offer this exceptional and very exclusive Bugatti model, developed as a unique one-off edition for Bugatti Designer and Artist Etienne Salome....

£11,495.00

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport (2009)

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport (2009) 1:8 SCALE

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport was the roadster version of the ‘standard Veyron’ and was equipped with a transparent roof, taking the experience of open-top driving into a new dimension. With the roof up,...

£9,260.00

Model Parts Display – Bugatti Type 59 Pre-order

Model Parts Display – Bugatti Type 59 1:8 SCALE

The Type 59 was Bugatti’s final race car of the 1930s. Built for the new ’750 kg’ regulations that would come into effect in 1934, its enlarged 3.3 litre straight-eight engine was dual purpose: to...

£9,670.00