The Bugatti Royale was first introduced in 1927 remains to this day one of the largest cars ever produced. It measured about 21 feet in length and had a curb weight of 7,000 pounds, with Bugatti anticipating it as a car for royal parades—hence the name—and other similar occasions.
Someone just paid N29.3 million for this enormous car
The car was one of the major attractions of a Mecum auction held late last month in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, the Great Depression of the 1930s ultimately sealed the car’s fate, with just six examples being built in the end and only three of these actually finding buyers.
Incredibly, someone has actually built a modern-day replica of the Royale—complete with a carbon fiber body, according to Motor Authority. The car was one of the major attractions of a Mecum auction held late last month in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and its final bid came in at a shocking $147,500.
It features a custom frame and a V-12 engine measuring about 702 cubic inches. That’s 11.5 liters in engine capacity if you were wondering, and according to the seller it produces about 425 horsepower.
The engine is merged to a four-speed automatic transmission, which powers the rear wheels. Those wheels, if you were wondering again, are 24 inches wide.
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