Bugatti Type 41 Royale Coupe Napoleon 1927 for GTA 4
21 June 2013
The first Bugatti Type 41 with open body appeared in 1936, and supplied with 8-cylinder engine with a displacement of 12.7 litres and with no less impressive for those times with 300 horsepower. This motor was a larger standard engine Bugatti and in 20 years was considered to be the greatest for mass-produced cars. He had the 3 valves per cylinder powered overhead camshaft. Manual gear box was in the block with the rear axle. Axes were forged. In some instances, were mounted wheels with spokes made of piano wire. Ettore Bugatti (Ettore Bugatti) planned to build 25 such machines for the richest men of his time, including the King of Spain Alfonso XIII. But the great recession has confused these plans, and up to the year 1933 was able to gather only 6 cars with different bodies. Buyers for them, and it was difficult to find because the two cars remained in the Bugatti family. They all survived, having experienced various vicissitudes of life. Today, 4 of them are in private collections in the United States and the remainder in French national avtomuzee in Mulhouse.
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