For most people, pre-war cars are a dark horse. Their outlandish looks, fragile technology and limited markets do not attract the average driver.

But believe me – once you have managed to get such a machine started, taken seat behind a wooden steering wheel and engaged first (crushing) gear, you´re blown away by a culmination of impressions. Intense sound, immediate handling, poor brakes. It´all about your senses. And full dedication…

This is a pattern I discovered when driving popular pre-war classics, like – say… – an Austin Seven or MG Midget. A Bugatti, however, is even more mind-blowing. Because a vehicle like this tiny Type 22, just shy of 100 years old, is nothing but a legend. Ettore himself must have known this car, for sure. And the precision, engineering beauty and fame of the brand are unrivaled in the car cosmos. To me, productions like these are really hard to beat – a true privilege.