Passione Engadina 2022 famous Bugatti

Passione Engadina 2022 famous Bugatti

One of the most exclusive automotive events in the world, Passione Engadina celebrated Bugatti’s success this year with several events. Among them in particular a “Bugatti pavilion” that gathered 13 rare and very special icons in the heart of Saint-Moritz and the Julius Bär rally with a collection of Bugatti vehicles at the start to examine the mountain roads, through the Alpine passes of Bernina, Umbrail and Fuorn.

Passione Engadina, whose eleventh edition has just been completed, is a collection of rare classic cars from before 1992. By choosing Bugatti as a distinguished guest, Passione Engadina appealed to the roots of Ettore Bugatti, born in Milan into a family of artists. He then took several apprenticeships before setting up a company in his name in France. His artistic upbringing and natural talent for engineering led Ettore to build some of the most beautiful and innovative cars of all time, and his vision continues to inspire Bugatti today. As he liked to say: “if it’s comparable, it’s no longer Bugatti”.

The story of Ettore’s journey and the development of the brand has been told in a special exhibition right next to the famous Hotel Kulm in St. Moritz. The “Bugatti Pavilion” presented 13 cars, from the Type 1 Prinetti Stucchi – a motorized tricycle recognized as Ettore Bugatti’s first project – to the Bolide, a hyper sports car reserved for circuits, whose first delivery is scheduled for 2024.

Sponsored by Bugatti customers, the “Bugatti Pavilion”, which was open to the public until August 28, attracted more than 20,000 visitors. Here is the full list of cars on display:


Considered the first project designed by Ettore Bugatti, the Type 1 tricycle was created when he was only 17 years old and working at Prinetti Stucchi. Equipped with two single-cylinder De Dion engines, it is mounted on a Rochet-Schneider chassis.


Ettore’s first revolutionary project and the first car under the Bugatti brand. Its eight-valve four-cylinder engine contributes to the creation of a powerful and light car, which in motorsport will succeed in beating much larger and stronger competitors.


The Type 35 is known to be one of the most successful racing cars of all time, with a career record of over 2000 wins. The vehicle presented at the show is a Type 35 B, then driven by Louis Chiron – the driver who gave his name to the Bugatti model launched in 2016.


That Type 57 SC Atalanta considered one of the most valuable and iconic Bugatti cars ever created, combining a beautiful design with an extremely powerful supercharged engine and a low-slung sports chassis. Few cars produced before or since can match its combination of luxury, performance and elegance.


Built using technologies specific to motorsport, the Type 55 is also easy on the road. The engine and chassis are a further development of the Type 51 Grand Prix, specially designed for racing, especially Le Mans. The vehicle presented at this exhibition is the only Type 55 still in existence with Figoni bodywork.


The Type 59 symbolizes Ettore Bugatti’s eternal search for more performance. She participated in a number of important races. This Type 59 Sports remains the only Grand Prix car to have been converted into a sports car at the Molsheim factory. It exists today in an original state, practically intact, and is a perfect testimony to the time in which it flourished.


The Type 101 is one of the few cars developed after the Second World War. Each of the seven examples produced has a different body. The Type 101 Antem is one of the most iconic of the seven, with a less conservative design, characterized by a coupe-like body with futuristic lines.


With the revival of the Bugatti brand in 1991, a new model was launched to celebrate the 110thth Ettore Bugatti’s birthday: EB110. It completely revolutionizes the world of supercars with unprecedented performance. The vehicle on display in Saint-Moritz is the last EB110 to be officially delivered: an EB110 Super Sport, in yellow.


When the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport was launched, it once again pushed the boundaries of on-road automotive performance. With an output of 1,200 HP, a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 415 km/h, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport represented a marvel of engineering.


In tribute to a sensational record run in which the Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the very first production car to break the 300 mph (482.80 km/h) barrier, Bugatti presented its limited edition. Only 30 units were produced, each visually and technically inspired by the world record car.


Divo is the first Bugatti hyper sports car of the 21st centuryth century. Powered by the legendary 8.0-litre quad-turbo engine, this limited-edition high-performance sports car features an all-new exterior design inspired by the long tradition of Bugatti coachbuilding.


La Voiture Noire is a piece of automotive haute couture inspired by one of the most mysterious Bugatti ever. Only four models Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was built. They are considered to be the most iconic and beautiful ever. But the fourth, completely black Atlantic has been missing since the Second World War – The Black Car. This modern incarnation brings the speed, technology, luxury and aesthetics of a classic icon into a new era.


Bolide is the ultimate result of the search for the purest driving experience thanks to Bugatti’s revolutionary W16 engine. Freed from the constraints of road comfort and luxury, the track-reserved Bolide is lightweight and engineered for maximum downforce.

On Saturday 27 August, more than 130 vehicles – classic Italian cars and Bugatti icons – gathered at the Signalbahn car park in St. Moritz, ready to take the start of the Julius Bär rally, whose route winds through Switzerland and Italy on extraordinarily beautiful mountain roads and through the Bernina, Umbrail and Fuorn Alpine passes.

A number of previous Bugatti Grand Prix cars, including the Type 35, Type 51 and Type 59, crossed the starting line. Once dominant on motor racing circuits around the world, these engineering marvels now also delight their owners on the road, offering a pure distillation of Ettore Bugatti’s genius.

A collector also brought a particularly special example of the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, the car that held the ice speed record from 1995 to 2013. Even with regular road tires, the four-wheel drive Super Sport was able to set an FIA-approved speed of 296.3 km/h on a frozen lake in Finland.

Early on the morning of Sunday 28 August, Bugatti official driver Andy Wallace took to the nearby Samedan Airport, a spectacular airstrip located 1,707 meters above sea level, for a dynamic presentation of the Chiron Super Sport, backed by three customer cars: the perfect place to unleash the full power of the 1,600 HP 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine.

On Sunday 28 August, a first series of attempts against the mountain gathered the participants at the airport. Then another series of trials took place, for the first time, in the center of Saint-Moritz, located in the Dal Bagn. Later that day, the cars impressed the public at an exhibition in the Kulm Country Club, where prizes were awarded by an expert jury.

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