Bugatti’s fortunes took a turn for the worse during World War II, and the company was forced to close its doors in 1940. The company remained dormant for several decades, but in the 1990s, the Bugatti name was revived by Italian businessman Romano Artioli.
In 1991, the Bugatti EB110 was introduced, which was the first car to bear the Bugatti name in over 50 years. The EB110 was a technologically advanced supercar, with a top speed of 213 mph and a price tag of over $500,000.
However, Artioli’s Bugatti Automobili SpA went bankrupt in 1995, the brand and rights were purchased by Volkswagen Group in 1998. Under Volkswagen’s ownership, Bugatti has produced some of the most iconic and powerful cars in the world, including the Bugatti Veyron and the Bugatti Chiron.