World Record For Fastest Production Car

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You might be familiar with the car company Bugatti, now owned by Volkswagen. Their Bugatti Veyron Super Sport holds the Guinness World Record for Fastest Production Car. The Bugatti brand has a long history, beginning in 1909 with “Automobiles Ettore Bugatti,” a company founded by Ettore Bugatti. Ettore Bugatti was born in Italy in 1881 to a family of artists. Bugatti began to establish himself as a car designer as early as 1901, when his Bugatti Type 2 car won a gold medal at the International Breeding and Sport Exhibition in Milan, Italy. Bugatti carried on his family’s artistic legacy in the design of his race cars, which became renowned for their speed, power, and elegant design. But he didn’t just make cars. The Bugatti 100p In 1938,…show more content…
Here is a quote about De Monge’s design philosophy from an article in the Air and Space Magazine: “De Monge left no written record of the thinking that went into the airplane (though he made some intriguing remarks during an interview conducted late in his life, while he was working as an automotive engineer in the United States). But [Scotty] Wilson is convinced that de Monge adhered to the design philosophy espoused by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the beloved French author and World War II P-38 pilot: ‘Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.’” An example of this philosophy was the removal of a conventional canopy (the glass enclosure around the pilot). Most fighter aircraft at the time were built with the engine in the nose just behind the propeller. To allow the pilot to see past the engine, these fighters were built with raised canopies that sat on top of the fuselage. But having these extra bulges increases drag. Bugatti got around this by putting the pilot in the nose of the aircraft, and moving the engines. The engines were put behind the pilot and a system of drive shafts powered the propellers. After the designs were mostly finalized, construction began. The airplane was built in Paris in the second floor of a furniture shop. The frame and skin of the airplane were made almost entirely out of wood, despite the difficulties involved with shaping wood into rounded shapes. Usually, body

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