Bugatti at Mille Miglia 2019 - Day 4
"I am honored to be part of this year's Mille Miglia, and since 1927 the Mille Miglia has been the most demanding classic car race in Europe," explains Herbert Diess.
"In honor of Bugatti's 110th birthday, I drove a Bugatti Type 35B , a true racing machine.
The "most beautiful race in the world" ended with the participation of over 450 cars - including 22 Bugattis -, with drivers of many different nationalities, with many success stories and with many departures.
A Bugatti Type 40 was able to climb the podium with the 3rd place of the Mille Miglia 2019.
The results, however, were secondary to the elegance of the competing automobiles and the fascination of the hundreds of thousands of spectators along the thousand-mile route.
The fascination for sports cars is deeply rooted in Italian culture, especially in the so-called "Motor Valley" region, which was crossed in the last leg of the Mille Miglia.
Here not only Lamborghini or Ferrari are settled, but also almost ten years of Bugatti history anchored.
Close to Modena, in Campogalliano, Romano Artioli made the legendary Bugatti EB110 until 1995, before the French hyper-sports car manufacturer returned to his home country in Molsheim.