Year: 1999

The 18/3 Chiron was named after Louis Chiron, who won the 1927 Grand Prix of France in a Bugatti Type 35, and was designed by Italdesign's Fabrizio Giugiaro and VW design's Hartmut Warkuss. It's the first car that has a true resemblance of what the future Veyron would look like. It's got a much lower and wider profile, open air door scoops, a retractable rear wing, and shows off the engine in the rear. That engine was taken from the 118 and 218 and had 18 cylinders and three turbos, as indicated by the numbers in the name.