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Bugatti Typ 41 Royale specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 3000 kg (6614 lbs)
Dimensions 6.35 m (250 in) long, 2.03 m (80 in) wide
Wheelbase 4.30 m (169 in)
Introduced 1932
Origin country France
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Powertrain specs

Engine type V8
Displacement 12.7 l (775 ci)
Power 304 ps (300 bhp / 224 kw) @ 3000 rpm
Power / liter 24 ps (24 hp)
Power / weight 101 ps (100 bhp) / t
Transmission 3-gears manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Fangio Man: Never, but as much as I would love to drive this car, I think that parking it would be a very daunting task. The closest I can come to that is when I had my Pontiac Grand Prix, it leaked power steering fluid, sometimes it would be completely empty and I had to park it in a parking space at work (we have the worst parking lot in the world) I had to manhandle the steering wheel. XD


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Fangio Man  7y ago

@Shaggy
When did you park a 4.3 meters long, 3 ton car without power steering the last time? :D


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Fangio Man: Your guess is probably more accurate, I'll bet it's a nightmare to try to park.


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Fangio Man  7y ago

"The hood makes up half the length of the car!"

Let's say 2/3. XD


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Shaggy  8y ago

The hood makes up half the length of the car!


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Fangio Man  8y ago

Bigger blind spot than a truck. :D


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Shaggy  8y ago

That's a really long hood. 8O


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Super8  8y ago

Scrooge Mcduck car ;)


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Fangio Man: It weighs 6,600 LBS, about as much as a 3/4 ton pick-up truck!


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Fangio Man  8y ago

@Shaggy
I saw one of these in Sinsheim. I still can not believe... :D


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Fangio Man: Awesome car, the open front and closed rear cabin remind me of a V16 Cadillac. That 12.7 liter, 775 C.I V8 has got to be one of the largest automobile engines ever built. Can anyone say big block? :D


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Fangio Man  8y ago

With the Royale Bugatti wanted to create a luxury car for high ranking persons. It was intended for kings and emperors and correspondingly high were the standards applied by Bugatti in its design. Its engine was based on the prototype of an aircraft engine which had been developed by him in 1923, commissioned by the French government. The huge 8-cylinder engine had a capacity of 12.7 liters and thus was the largest unit of its time intended foar a series automobile. Cylinder and crankcas were integrated in one block. And although this gave tremendous stability to the engine in spite of the enormous combustion pressure, grinding the valves, a frequently necessary routine at that time, required to dismantle the engine and to desassemble it completely.
There can be no doubt that with the Royale Bugatti had once more succeeded in writing automobile history. But from a financial point of view this monumental vehicle was a failure. With a price three time that of a Rolls-Royce he had distanced himself too far from economical realities that were marked by the world economic crisis. It was not until 1932 that the first car was delivered, and in the end but three specimen altogether found a buyer. The prototype as well as the other specimen which had been produced were sold to collectors after the war.