This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. To commemorate the occasion, a Bugatti Type 41 Royale and other rare exotic cars will be on display. Just six examples of the Type 41 Royale were created, including the prototype. The show began on July 10th and will continue through July 14th.
A very special guest will be attending the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year: a 1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royale drenched in blue
The one on display at the show will be a blue 1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royale. With just six in the world, each example is one of a kind. Ettore Bugatti initially intended to do a production run of 25 Royales, though neither the European nor US economies would allow for that goal. This one is chassis No. 41111 and was personally designed by Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean. Even back in its time, its selling price was exorbitant at $130,000! All six examples of the Type 41 still exist today.
The Bugatti Type 41 is a stretched-out luxury coach of epic proportions. It tips the scales at nearly 7,000 lbs curb weight and produces 290 horsepower, which was an impressive stable at that time.
The Bugatti Type 41 Royale at a glance:
- The exclusive cars were created from 1926-1932
- They feature a rather unique 3-speed manual transmission with final drive
- Top speed is approximately 100 miles per hour
- This is not a speedster—it takes around 18 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour in a Type 41
It will be interesting to see if Bugatti hires more bodyguards to ensure the crowds do not damage the rare car. They took that approach in New York this year, making headlines by hiring security staff while other brands hired supermodels to show off!
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