One of the most beautiful cars of this mini-series was Round Bugatti 41 Royale Weinberger Cabriolet built on chassis number 41121 on order famous at that time in Germany, Dr. Josef Fuchs. To finalize the creation of the car had bodywork Studio of the Munich Ludwig Weinberger who made the chassis of the Bugatti is in a perfect body type “convertible”.
After coming to power of Hitler, Dr. Fuchs was forced to move to Switzerland a year later he, along with a priceless vehicle crossed in Shanghai, and then to Canada. In the winter of 1937/38 year Fuchs Bugatti thrice crossed the North American continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back, traveling with about 34 000 km. However in new York the unexpected cold “frees up” the engine block (as you know, the antifreeze has spread in the automotive industry much later). To fix the giant motor was impossible, and to sell faulty convertible. Had Fuchs put the car up for auction, having received for it in the end… $ 350!
In 1943 Round Bugatti 41 Royale Weinberger Cabriolet was discovered in the junkyard, and sent for restoration, which ended in 1947. Today this car is in the Henry Ford Museum.
By the way, today in the collections of various collections and museums are all six Bugatti 41 Royale Round. However, not even six, but seven — another Round of 41 was built by the factory drawings in Belfast in 1965.
But let us return in the 30-ies of the last century and observe the further activities of Ettore Bugatti. This period can be called the heyday of the enterprise. In 1930 began the production of mass car Round 44 and almost at the same time — Round 46 Petit Royale (“the little king”), representing the reduced Round Bugatti 41 Royale. Next year, production was running Round 43 — road version racing Round 35b and the third — Round, 50, variant of Petit Royale with the new engine. The latter was produced in two versions — explore with stretch, and sport — with a shortened wheelbase and a more powerful engine with the compressor.
In 1931 started production of the most unusual cars by Bugatti — electric Baby 52 Round, representing a reduced copy of the racing Round 35. The first such machine, which developed a speed of 20 km/h was made, Bugatti only for the youngest son Roland. However, the popularity of this toy was unexpectedly quite high — many wealthy buyers of “adult” machines have expressed a desire to buy an electric car for their children and grandchildren. In the end Round 52 Baby was launched into serial production there were made about 500 of these electric cars.
From 1931 to 1934 the firm has released a powerful racing car Round 54 inline 8-cylinder engine capacity of 300 HP — in the first year of its production the car took the third place on Gran Prix. By the way, this car has set the speed record for the time — 210 km/h!
Round Bugatti 57 Atlantic
This appearance has acquired a racing car Bugatti 35 Round after work in body shops
The company Ettore Bugatti produced not only cars, but also comfortable and high-speed motorwagon. Composed of them two – and three-carriage trains, develops a speed of up to 196 km/h, equipped with two or four 8-cylinder 260-horsepower motors, designed for machines of the “Royal” series
In 1934 began production of the Bugatti 57 Round with a 150-horsepower engine, which successfully combines sporty dynamics and luxury prestige cars. These machines are produced in several modifications, the Type 57s with a 190-horsepower engine, the maximum speed which has reached 189 km/h, was lower and shorter than the prototype, and Round 57sc with a 200-horsepower compressor motor speeds up to 200 km/h.
In 1936, the attention of the sports community drew Round cars Bugatti 57 Tank — car with the “aerodynamic” bodywork took first place in the race Grand Prix of France at Le Mans “tanks” were the winners of the race with the best result in average speed of 137 km/h. One of the “tanks” has also set a speed record for his class of 218 km/h.
In 1939 there was an even more powerful car 57-series — Bugatti Round 57s45 with a 200-horsepower engine with a displacement of 3,257 liters, which won about 20 victories, including at Le Mans. However, they were marred by the death of Jean Bugatti, son and longtime assistant of the great designer who made a considerable contribution to the development and creation of the car company. Returning from the races at Le Mans, Jean flew off the road to avoid a collision with the drunk cyclist.
The last car built before the Second world war became a Round of the 64 — car flip-up doors — it was made in a single copy.
In the postwar years, luxury cars, production of which has specialized firm Bugatti, was the Europeans can not afford. In 1947, at the automobile exhibition in Paris was shown a new model of the Bugatti Round 73 with a 4-cylinder liter engine. However, in August of the same year the great Maestro died, and his family was not able to bring this car to the series. In the early 1950-ies was made another attempt to release the car under the famous brand is Bugatti Round was 101, representing a modified Round 57. However, the machine was outdated in design and winning design.
In 1963 the company was transferred to the company Hispano-Suiza, launched the production of aircraft equipment. Well, Bugatti…
…Bugatti continued to exist in the virtual (as they say now) the world. So, in 1964 the famous Italian firm Ghiа created a showpiece Bugatti car Round 101с. And in 1989, in Italy, a new company called Bugatti, which is the example of the great predecessor undertook the creation of super-expensive and super-fast sports cars. However, the great success of these machines had.
Today the brand with the Bugatti brand cars are produced by Volkswagen. In pictures — 14.4 supercar EB Veyron to reach speeds up to 300 km/h
In 1993, the famous trade mark enterprises acquired by Volkswagen. The first car with the Bugatti brand was fiberglass ЕВ118 with a body of type “compartment”. The development of the external appearance of the car was entrusted to Fabrizio Ju-Jaro, the well-known stylist company ItalDesign.
In 2000, Volkswagen presented to the public next supercar called the Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron price of $ 1 400 000, equipped with 16 cylinder engine producing 1001 HP On the test car was accelerated to a quite “airplane” speed 407 km/h, and the testers claimed that this speed is not a limit for the supercar.
Serial production of the vehicle would be completed tentatively in 2010, when it will be made of 300-copy — the fact that such exclusive cars like the Veyron, it is impossible to produce in large quantities. Remember that “Royal car” Ettore Bugatti was only six…