Bugatti Cars are best fit for Royalty!
Bugatti cars are the stuff of dreams and very expensive dreams i must say because they are the most expensive sports cars in the world. Costing about $2million. They are not only expensive but they are the fastest cars in the world.
These are cars built for elegance prestige and all those bourgeois people who are either considered as dukes duchesses,queens,kings or one of those sheiks who own oil fields. What am trying to say that these cars are not for the average joe who has got a 9-5 job and depends on the monthly salary to pay bills.
These are cars that if you were to buy,maintenance and servicing could run the budget for one of the states in the U.S.. For example a set of tires for the bugatti veyron costs $25000 and servicing them costs $70000. One can buy like 3 Golf GTI's and still have change to go for a holiday in the carribean. Anyway my point is that these cars are brutally expensive and also very performance oriented.
Bugatti cars are some of the most exclusive cars in the world, as well as some of the fastest. The company was founded by Ettore Bugatti, an Italian, who founded it in 1909 in Alsace, France but back then it was in Germany.
The Bugatti cars are known for their level of detail in its engineering and for the artistic way in which the designs are executed, given the artistic nature of Ettore's family (his father, Carlo Bugatti (1856–1940), was an important Art Nouveau furniture and jewelry designer).
Bugatti cars are as much works of art as they are mechanical creations. Engine blocks were hand scraped to ensure that the surfaces were so flat that gaskets were not required for sealing, many of the exposed surfaces of the engine compartment featured Guilloché (engine turned) finishes on them, and safety wires threaded through almost every fastener in intricately laced patterns.Rather than bolt the springs to the axles as most manufacturers did, Bugatti car axles were forged such that the spring passed though a carefully sized opening in the axle, a much more elegant solution requiring fewer parts.
Bugatti cars enjoyed great success in early Grand Prix motor racing, winning the first ever Monaco Grand Prix. The company's success culminated with driver Jean-Pierre Wimille winning the 24 hours of Le Mans twice (in 1937 with Robert Benoist and 1939 with Pierre Veyron).
Only a few examples of each of Ettore Bugatti's vehicles were ever produced, the most famous being the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the "Royale", the Type 57 "Atlantic" and the Type 55 sports car.Throughout the production run of approximately 7,900 cars (of which about 2,000 still exist), each Bugatti model was designated with the prefix T for Type, which referred to the chassis and drive train.
Bugatti cars were extremely successful in racing, with many thousands of victories in just a few decades. One model which was very successful was Bugatti Type 35 with 2000 wins from about 1925 through til 1929. One of the most iconic drivers who won with Bugatti cars was Louis Chiron and he was remembered with a concept car named after him, the Bugatti chiron.
But it was the final racing success at Le Mans that is most remembered—Jean-Pierre Wimille and Pierre Veyron won the 1939 race with just one car and meagre resources.
On 11 August 1939, Jean Bugatti the son and co-founder of Bugatti cars died at the age of 30 while testing a Type 57 tank-bodied race car near the Molsheim factory. Subsequently the company's fortunes began to decline. World War II ruined the factory in Molsheim, and the company lost control of the property. During the war, Bugatti planned a new factory at Levallois in Paris and designed a series of new cars. Ettore Bugatti died on 21 August 1947.
After World War II, many European car companies struggled to survive. Rather than declare bankruptcy, Bugatti closed its doors.
In 1987 a new company called Bugatti Automobili SpA was formed in Italy by a man called Romano Artioli, producing the 3,499 cc Bugatti EB110 in 1991. By 1995 Bugatti was facing financial crisis and it closed yet again.In 1997 German manufacturer Dauer Racing bought the EB110 license and they produced another 5 more EB110 SS units. One of the most famous owners of Bugatti EB110 was Michael Schumacher who bought it in 1994 and crashed in it that very same year.
In 1998 Volkswagen bought the rights to produce Bugatti cars under the Bugatti name and ever since the company has continued to produce the most astronomically expensive sports cars but also legendary.
Some of the Bugatti cars which are famous are:
Bugatti EB 110
This car was unveiled on September 15, 1991 exactly 110 years after Ettore Bugatti's birth.
The car has a 60-valve, quad-turbo V12 powering all four wheels through a six-speed gearbox. The 3.5 L (3499 cc) engine has a bore of 81 mm (3.2 in) and a stroke of 56.6 mm (2.23 in) and is capable of 553 hp (412 kW; 561 PS) at 8000 rpm.Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 3.4 seconds, and the GT has a top speed of 213 mph (343 km/h).
Five pre-production prototypes with aluminum chassis were built, followed by eight with composite chassis. Following these, it is believed that only 95 GT and 31 SS production models were constructed.
In 1992, a lighter and more powerful model with 603 hp (450 kW; 611 PS) at 8250 rpm, the EB110 SS (SuperSport) was introduced. This car is capable of 216 mph (348 km/h) and 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds.
Bugatti type 101
In order to restart Bugatti, a new car was needed for the 1950s. The result was the 1951 Type 101. Six Type 101 chassis were built after an initial converted Type 57 chassis prototype. At least two more Type 57s were also converted to Type 101 specifications, making a total of nine Type 101 cars produced.
Bugatti Type 57
Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940, with a total of 710 examples produced. Most Type 57s used a twin-cam 3257 cc engine based on that of the Type 49 but heavily modified by Jean Bugatti. Unlike the chain-drive twin-cam engines of the Type 50 and 51, the 57's engine used gears to transmit power from the crankshaft.
Bugatti Type 73C
Begun in 1943 and completed in 1947 after the war, the Type 73C was to be a comeback for Bugatti cars. The Type 73C used a new 1.5 L (1488 cc/90 in³) straight-4 engine with 4 valves per cylinder and a twin overhead camshaft. This was a new design with a 76 mm bore and 95 mm stroke, wet cylinder liners, a detachable cylinder head, and a single cast iron exhaust manifold
Bugatti Type 13
Considered by most to be first true production vehicle, this model eventually morphed into various other types up to 23. Production of the Type 13 ran well into the 1920s, with 16 valve engines being introduced into this and all ‘Brescia’ types after WWI.
Bugatti Type 32
commonly called the Tank de Tours, was a streamlined racing car built in 1923. Four examples were made, each with a 2.0 L (1991 cc/121 in³) straight-8 engine based on that in the Type 30. "The Tank" finished third in the ACF Grand Prix that year. This was the first Bugatti to be fitted with roller-bearing big ends in order to improve the bottom-end reliability.The Type 32 also broke new ground (for a racing Bug) by using a three-speed and reverse transaxle unit, the exceptionally short wheelbase and long straight-8 engine making a conventional gearbox difficult to accommodate. It also heralded an embrionic hydraulic front brake actuation.
Bugatti type 43
The Type 43 was noted at the time as the world's first 100 mph (161 km/h) production car, in fact, it could hit 110 mph (177 km/h) when most fast cars could only reach 70 mph (113 km/h). 160 of these "Grand Sport" cars were made from 1927 through 1931, with a Type 43A roadster appearing that year and lasting through 1932.It had a supercharged 2.3l which produced 120 hp (89 kW), bringing the little car to 60 mph (97 km/h) in less than 12 seconds.
Bugatti type 35
The Type 35 was the most successful of the Bugatti racing cars.The Type 35 was phenomenally successful, winning over 1,000 races in its time. It took the Grand Prix World Championship in 1926 after winning 351 races and setting 47 records in the two prior years. At its height, Type 35s averaged 14 race wins per week.
Bugatti organized the Targa Florio as a special spotlight for this car, and it claimed victory there for five consecutive years, from 1925 through 1929.
Bugatti type 41
The Bugatti Type 41, better known as the Royale, was a large luxury car which weighed equivalent to a large modern commercial pickup truck, such as a Ford Super Duty F-450, but it is about 10% longer. When compared to the modern Rolls-Royce Phantom, it is about 20% longer, and more than 25% heavier.
Ettore Bugatti planned to build twenty-five of these cars, and sell them to royalty. But even European royalty was not buying such things during the Great Depression, and Bugatti was able to sell only three of the six made. Today a Bugatti Royale is both one of the largest and rarest cars in the world.
Bugatti type 55
The Bugatti Type 55 was a road-going version of the Type 54 Grand Prix car. 38 examples were produced from 1932 through 1935. Power came from the Type 51's 2.3 L (2262 cc/138 in³) straight-8 engine. This 2-valve DOHC unit produced 130 hp (96 kW) and could rev to 5000 rpm. The car's 4-speed manual transmission came from the Type 49 touring car.
since its launch in 2005 it was an instant headliner as being the most expensive car and also the fastest production car. However, it was beaten by the ssc ultimate aero tt but just for a small period and regained its title as the world's fastest production car by the supersport version which has 1200 horsepower as compared to the original veyron which has 1000hp. The supersport version went from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and reached a speed of 267.85 mph.
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