There are road cars and there are race cars. The boundaries between them can often seem quite narrow, even porous at times, but the Bugatti Veyron
is a perfect example of a car that belongs firmly in the former category, and not the latter. That wasn't always the case, though, for Bugatti
. In its heyday under the leadership of founder Ettore Bugatti, the marque was one of the most successful in pre-war grand prix racing. The Type 59, however, was its last factory-built grand prix racecar.