2010 Bugatii Royale to be revealed in Frankfurt
Bugatti may have some big plans for the long-rumored sedan, which include a first showing at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. 4WheelsNews is reporting the slow economy hasn’t stopped Bugatti from it’s sedan plans, but instead it actually may help Bugatti repeat history.
The new sedan is expected to be called the Royale and will possibly be limited to six units, just like the original. Ettore Bugatti intended to build twenty-five examples of his Type 41 (Royale), but the Great Depression limited production to less than one per year over the 1927 to 1933 run. So if this rumor is true, Bugatti may be once again introducing an ultra-exclusive sedan in a time when few will be able to afford it. The new Royale will likely borrow a version of the W16 engine from the Veyron, and it could be the world most expensive car considering the price should be well north of the Veyron’s $1.5 million retail price.
This kind of news always gets us excited, but we also have to be a little cautious. Earlier this year we were expecting something big from Bugatti at the Geneva Motor Show, and all we got was the Bleu Centenaire.