Bugatti Royale

The world’s largest and most expensive old timer car was designed by Jean Bugatti in 1932. Bugatti Type 41 weights 4 tons and costs around 15 million $. This extreme luxury car has the most powerful engine which was ever installed in an automobile. It is also true that the Royale’s engine is as beautiful as powerful.

Inside the car, the appointments are made of the finest materials. The design was unusual in the ’30s. The Royale was beyond its age. The car is quite artistic with its incredibly long wheelbase and the fender curves which run 2/3rds the length of the body.
World War II did not help the Bugatti Royale. Jean Bugatti was killed in a car accident and Royale engines were bought up by the French government. 
More engines were used in French National Railway locomotives than in cars. Unfortunately none of these engines survived the war.
Six Royales still exist in various collections. The Bugatti T41 remains an automotive legend of all time.

Bugatti Royale
Bugatti Type 41
(“Royale”) 

  • Engine: 
    • 12.8 litres monoblock
    • 8-cylinder in line, 
    • 2 sparkplugs per cylinder
    • 1 carburettor Bugatti type
  • Power:
    • 260 bhp – 1700 rpm
  • Torque:
    • 200nm
  • Top speed:
    • 160 km/h
  • Brakes:
    • mechanical – cable operated
  • Transmission:
    • 3 forward, 1 reverse
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.3 m wheelbase, 1.6 m track
  • Wheels:
    • cast aluminium 

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