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Bugatti Royale Phaeton - Cannonball 2018


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Built for this years Scale Cannonball Run (right here in the community builds).  The theme was In-Line Engines.

Bugatti Royale Phaeton.
12.7 litre Straight Eight with Javelin Engineering DOHC cylinder head and 14:71 Supercharger mounted on sheet metal manifold.
Double A-arm independent suspension front and rear with four wheel drive.
Trunk mounted long range fuel tank.
Tools, spare wheels, doughnuts and an espresso machine carried in the rear under the tonneau.
Navigation, communications and are updates by the navigators mobile phone (now THATs a major difference to when we started this.  In year two I scratch built a full on computer set up for my co-driver - now you can do it all on a smart phone).
Truck wheels and tyres are utilised due to the vehicles weight.

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Italeri 1/24 Bugatti Royale Coupe Napoleon.
Scratch built cylinder head, inlet manifold and exhausts.
Scratchbuilt gearbox.
AMT monster truck transfer case.
Scratchbuilt suspension using resin Ford 9" differentials.
Monogram High Roller Chevelle wheels and tyres.
Resin brake rotors and calipers.
Kit body cut down into a phaeton.
Tonneau from tissue and PVA
Seats from my parts boxes.
Eduard PE seatbelts.

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