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1926-1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royale

1926-1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Specifications

The 1926-1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royales were ultra-exclusive cars. Get specifications for these fine automobiles.


Engine: sohc 1-8 prototype 898.6 cid/14,726 cc (4.92 × 5.91-in./125 × 150-mtm bore × stroke), output NA; “production” 778.8 cid/12,763 cc (4.92 × 5.11-in./125 × 130-mm), 200 bhp @ 1,700-2,000 rpm

Transmission: 3-speed manual in unit with final drive

Suspension, front: Tubular axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction/hydraulic dampers

Suspension, rear: Solid axle on dual inverted quarter-elliptic leaf springs, dual radius rods, friction/hydraulic dampers

Brakes: Cable-operated front/rear drums (integral with wheels)

Weight (lbs): 6,000-7,000, depending on body

Top speed (mph): 100

0-60 mpg (sec): est. 18.0

Production: 6, including prototype

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