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|4th May 2004, 20:36||#1|
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Whch is the costliest production car.
I dont know about today but Costliest car ever was Bugatti Type 41 Royale Sports Coupe.
Cost $15 mllion.
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Ettore Bugatti, the talented son of a family of artists from Milan, Italy, designed each legendary Bugatti car. Between 1909 and 1940, nearly 8,000 Bugattis - racing cars, sports cars, and luxury cars left his small factory. The most remarkable of all his cars was the Type 41 Royale. This car is six meters long with a wheelbase of 4.3 meters and a 12.7-liter, eight-cylinder engine. It has a three-speed gearbox, reaching 145 km/h in second gear. It took Ettore Bugatti almost two decades to perfect this car and it brought his company to the brink of ruin. Ettore had planned a series limited to only 25 cars exclusively for royals but only six were built. All six Royales remain and are, of course, very pricey.
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Why is the Bugatti badge an elephant? Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916), brother of the car's creator Ettore, was a sculptor best known for his animal works and human figures. The Jardin des Plantes wildlife park was near his home in France and Rembrandt spent a lot of time there studying animals such as elephants, panthers, emus, wolves, camels, vultures, and lions. Rembrandt also studied the Asian Elephants of the Antwerp Zoo from 1907-1909. Hence the silver elephant mascot was cast from one of Rembrandt's original sculptures.
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Experts estimate that of the 8,000 Bugatti cars originally built, about 2,000 still remain well-preserved today. Exhibitions, meetings, and car shows are put on by Bugatti clubs all around the world.
|5th May 2004, 04:42||#4|
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waste of momey. not street legal..and all other restrictions. pics r here
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