It didn’t even intend to compete with other supercars, and that’s what makes it genius. The simple goal for Veyron engineers was to flex serious engineering muscle and expand the known limits of physical capabilities. It is what happens in the rare occasion that a company pushes its big bank aspirations aside and decides to contribute to humanity’s list of greatest hits
. In a time of great individualism, Volkswagen made a huge donation to the bank of human knowledge and everyone came out a winner. Within a single century, Bugatti had made the most successful racing car in the history of racing, died a painful and humiliating death, and then returned to life as the most formidable supercar in the world.