In 1909, an Italian man by the name of Ettore Bugatti founded a company that one day would produce very expensive high-performance vehicles under the “Bugatti” name. Well, it is now 2009 and the Molsheim automaker is celebrating its hundredth birthday.
According to new reports, Bugatti is working on a special-edition Veyron for its 100th birthday that will make its debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show next week. Known as the Centenaire, the special-edition Bugatti Veyron is expected to get custom styling and a neck-snapping 1,350-hp (an increase of 349-hp over the base Veyron).
Top speed is rumored to come in at 425 km/h (264 mph). Is the Centenaire Veyron real? We’ll find out early next week.