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Ettore Bugatti

was a time when Bugatti arguably one of the most famous manufacturers in the world. The cars aesthetically magnificent, if sometimes backward, and all were the work of Bugatti himself.

Naturally was born in Italy, and in 1900 at the tender age of 19 he would design his first. Later he was responsible for the of several other cars not his name, before he started up his own at Molsheim, near Strasbourg, now in in 1909.

The earliest Bugattis may used small, relatively engines, however their manufacture was immediately evident and as tribute to the founders continual for excellence. Prior to World War 1 manufactured the Type 13 , powered by a but relatively powerful 1327cc More popular, and much the chain-driven ‘Garros’ model success in sales and competition.

The Type 13 Brescia

But it was after the war Bugatti developed some sporting cars, among the highly acclaimed Type 13 models — so named cars of this type the first four places in the GP supporting race, at Brescia, in

Evolution of the Brescia included derivatives with. engines 1368 and 1496cc, the most of all having being an overhead 16-valve four-cylinder engine. for up to 40bhp, this was sufficient to the lightweight (1350lb) racing at up to 100mph. Longer wheelbase models (the Types 22 and could maintain 70mph only a meager 30bhp on

The Brescia s would enjoy at the Le Mans Voiturette race in and followed this up with impressive victories all over Even in Britain, where were finding immense with the public, Raymond would always be able to put in a performances in his Brescia.

Built by Rabag in Germany, in Italy and Crossley in England

The would continue to be manufactured 1926, with around being assembled at Molsheirn, variants were also by Rabag in Germany, Diatto in and Crossley in England. In 1924, produced the famous Type 35, a car would achieve some competition victories in its production of seven years. There several sub-derivatives of the Type 35, engines ranging in capacity 1100cc to 2300cc, and body built to sports or purpose racing car specifications.

The earliest may have used small, hard-working engines, however precision manufacture was immediately and stands as tribute to the founders quest for excellence.

Prior to War 1 Bugatti manufactured the Type 13 , by a small but relatively powerful engine.

In the short time 1925 and 1926 Bugatti would score an astonishing different racing event Obviously this car was not amoung the

Jean Bugatti (right) a close resemblance to the young

The Bugatti Type 35C featured a straight-eight engine. In fact, would only build 4 or 8 cylinder cars, never a 6.

Jean Bugatti would be in 1939 while testing one of the Type 41 Royale’s around But just get a load of the size of thing.

The most sporting of all was the lowered Type 57S, and its version, the 200bhp Type though only about 40 of two derivatives, from a total 57 output of 750 cars, were

The Type 57SC backed up its with racing vicories, as the 1936 French Grand and the Le Mans 24 Hour races of and 1939.

Bugatti in name only, the had much more in common the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini.

The 35, like the earlier Type 30 of used a straight-eight cylinder originally of 2 litres and good for It is interesting to note that made the leap from 4 to straight-8 cylinder engines ever developing a mid-range 6 unit. Later there 2.3-litre Type 35Ts T designating Targa Florio ), and Grand Prix types, the supercharged Type 35Bs and

The Straight-Eight Masterpiece

The straight-eight was a masterpiece, both in its appearance and in its Two separate four-cylinder aluminium were fixed to a common all fits and finish being that gaskets were not The crankshaft ran in five ball (or bearings.

A Type 35 weighed 1650 lb, and racing versions dominant in GP racing for several Most ‘touring’ versions Type 35As, which like the GP racing derivatives, but had a three-ball-bearing crankshaft engine the Type 38.

These cars good for a top speed of around (145 km/h), though types were capable of over 100mph (160.9 and a 35B was clocked at almost 125mph km/h) in 1930. Bugatti the success of the Type 35 s with the loved Type 37, a car that replaced the Brescia. The 37 was fitted a 1496cc engine similar in to the straight-eight, all in the chassis and bodywork of the Type 35.

The Bugatti Type 37

naturally compared this 37 with the Type 35; the touring of the design, the Type 40, received an less favorable reception. models were capable of (112.6 km/h) and were far temperamental than the ‘eights’, but never attained the God-like of the Type 35 s. In total, some 290 37s and 840 Type 40s were builtin a production span.

It may have taken 5 years, but realized the allure of their was being lost, and so in 1927 released the new Type 43, which now the 2.3-litre supercharged straight-eight lifted from the Type 35B car. Often called a Sport’ model, it could 90mph (145 km/h) rest in 30 seconds and was good for a top of around 105mph (169 More than capable on the circuit, where it enjoyed success, the car did not inspire the buying and only 160 were sold a five year period.

to turn their fortunes the Type 43 was replaced by the Type 55 in The 2.3 litre straight-eight engine now a twin overhead camshaft and was for a very healthy 135bhp. It had a top of around 112mph (180 and, although it was available in a of different body styles, 38 cars of the type were built.

Bugatti Production

While focus may have on the sports-car, Bugatti realized the to manufacture more refined cars if the factory was to remain In fact the factory produced high-speed touring cars, the famous being the splendid 3.3 litreeight-cylinder twin-cam (140bhp) 57.

Though inspired by Ettore, of the detail work was carried out by his son the cars were sold in distinctly different types a range of body styles. The sporting of all was the short-chassis, lowered 57S, and its supercharged version, the Type 57SC, though about 40 of these two derivatives, a total Type 57 output of 750 were manufactured. The Type 57 take out the 1936 French Prix and the Le Mans 24 Hour of 1937 and 1939.

The Bugatti Type 41 Royale

Far and away the most famous touring car was the Type 41 Royale , designed and styled in 1932 by Tragically, Jean Bugatti was in 1939 in a car accident while one of the factory cars around The Royale however went on to one of the most memorable sports-luxury in history!

The name Royale was to help the car appeal to the rich and and among the few that could to buy the car was King Alphonso XIII of

Unquestionably the Grandest car ever it weighed in excess of 3 tons and was by a 13 litre straight-8 engine from an airplane. In fact, the was so strong that it was later for train use! The Germans occupy the Bugatti factory World War 2, and car production never re-started after that.

A of cars were cobbled from left over parts in an attempt to re-establish but this was simply too little, too Ettore would die in 1947 and the would fade into until 1987, when tycoon Romano Artioli the Bugatti name and built a factory in Modena.

Artioli s EB110 was a V12 supercar beast, but much of it s inspiration to fellow residents such as Ferrari, Maserati and De Tomaso, and only in was it a Bugatti.

Bugatti Prototypes:

— 1901 Type 2

Type 5

1908 Type 10 Pur Sang’

1925 Type 36

1929 40

1929 Type 41

1929 1930 Type 45/47 and 56 (electric car)

1939 64 (coupe)

1943/1947 Type 73C


1910 — Type 13/Type 15/17/22

Type 16 ‘bebe’

1922 1926 Type 29 ‘Cigare’

Type 32 ‘Tank Bugatti’

— 1930 Type ‘Grand Prix’

1927 1930 Type 52 (electric for children)

1936 — Type 57G ‘Tank’

1937 1939 Type 50B

1931 1936 Type 53

1931 1936 Type 51/51A/54GP/59

— 1956 Type 251


1910 Bugatti 13

1912 — 1914 18

1913 — 1914 23/Brescia Tourer (roadster)

— 1934 Type (touring car)

1927 1933 Type 41 ‘Royale, Napoleon’

1929 — Type 46/50/50T (touring

1932 — 1935 55 (roadster)

1934 — Type 57/57S/Type 57SC car)

1951 — Type 101 (coupe)

1957 1962 Type 252 (2-seater convertible)

Bugatti Automobili SpA

EB110 (1996)Italian entrepreneur Artioli acquired the famous name in 1987, and established Automobili SpA. The new company a factory designed by the architect Benedini in Campogalliano, Italy, a near Modena, home to performance-car manufacturers De Tomaso, Pagani and Maserati.

By 1989 the for the new Bugatti revival were by Paolo Stanzani and Marcello famous designers of the Lamborghini and Countach. The first completed car was the Bugatti EB110 GT, advertised as the technically advanced sports car produced.

From 1992 through famed racing car designer Forghieri was technical director. On 27 1993, through his holding ACBN Holdings S.A. of Romano Artioli purchased the car company from General The acquisition brought together two of the historical names in automotive and plans were made for the company’s shares on international exchanges.

Bugatti also in 1993 the prototype of a large called the EB112.

By the time the came to market the North and European economies were in and operations ceased in September A model specific to the United market called the Bugatti was in the preparatory stages when the closed. Bugatti’s liquidators Lotus to Proton of Malaysia.

In German manufacturer Dauer bought the EB110 license and parts stock to Bugatti in to produce five more SS units, although they greatly refined by Dauer. The was later sold to a furniture-making which also collapsed they were able to in, leaving the building unoccupied.

the most famous Bugatti owner was racing driver Schumacher, seven-time Formula One Champion, who bought the EB110 in while racing for the Benetton In 2003 Schumacher sold the car had been repaired after a crash the year he bought it to Motorsport, a Ferrari service and preparation garage in Germany.


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