Hailing from a family of artists and having acquired technical skills of designing and manufacturing cars by his own talents, Ettore Bugatti set up a small factory in France in the year 1909. He went on to invent a wide variety of high performance and good looking cars for the next 30 years from that very place. Not confining to making cars, the factory was making engines, machine tools, railway rolling stock and many other products for the industrial and automobile purposes.
Everything that came out of their workshop was known for an uncompromising design integrity amalgamated with simple and logical use of materials. Hence, Bugatti had built a mark of its own, both in design and quality.
Bugatti had earlier targeted on making trains, ships and planes apart from cars. In 1933, Ettore came up with an innovative railcar that was widely accepted as the replacement to the heavy steam locomotive owing to it being clean, light, comfortable and fast. The speeds as high as 196 Kilometres per hour was achieved in 1934.