Bugatti Diatto Avio 8C 1919 (LAST STOCK)

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Bugatti Diatto Avio 8C 1919 by Autocult

As two men met  

Ettore Bugatti launched his ‘Automobiles Ettore Bugatti’ on New Year’s 1910. The then well-known 26-year-old aircraft pilot and athlete Roland Garros was an early customer of Bugatti and both had a close friendship. Roland Garros planned to cross the Atlantic Ocean by plane in the early stages of World War I, after having already successfully crossed the Mediterranean Sea. He was able to win over Ettore Bugatti for his plan, and the car manufacturer offered his help for the realization of his ambitious project.   While the flying ace took care of the construction of the aircraft landing gear, Bugatti developed an engine for it. Around the same time, however, the idea of setting a luxury car on its wheels, which was supposed to outclass all the vehicles known at the time, matured in Bugatti’s head. As a drive for his car he went for a very powerful engine, a monstrous 8-cylinder in-line engine. Therefore he merged two 4-cylinder engines together and even increased the displacement. The result was a displacement of 14.5 liters, which developed the then immense power of 250 hp at 2,160 rpm.   The project of Roland Garros and his high-performance Aircraft suddenly became obsolete, as he died in an accident on October 5, 1918. Bugatti’s great engine survived the war and he quickly mounted the powerful 8-cylinder engine into a car, whose long, pointed rear end was probably a homage to aircraft construction.  

Description: Bugatti Diatto Avio 8C 1919
Catalogue#: ATC01013
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: GT & Sports Car Racing
Colour: -
Drivers: -
Sponsors: -
Dates: 1919
Race/Position: -
Release Date: June 2021
Weight: 450 grams
Comments: Limited edition of 333 pieces

About Autocult

A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.

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