Year: 2004

This was the final phase of testing. Bugatti built 11 prototypes that were extremely close to production maturity and tested them for a total of about 60,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) under the hardest of conditions. An example of testing was when engineers would see how the car would react to braking from 155 mph to 50 mph, then back to 155 five times in a row. The goal was to create a car that was as close to a street-legal racecar, while maintaing comfort and luxury, as possible.