2001 Engine Preview Page 8
Engines — By
the PMY staff
Diesels — Bugatti
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At the comparatively mundane end of the spectrum is a 62.4-liter V-12 rated at 1,500 hp at just 1600 rpm. (Comparable diesels are rated at 2400 to 2800 rpm.) This slow-turning nature, says Bugatti, results in longer life: "up to 8,000 hours before first overhaul and up to 20,000 hours between major overhaul." Features include dry-sump lubrication, right- or left-handed rotation, and a choice of left- or right-hand mounting of the turbochargers. Price: $225,000 each.
Too tame for you? How about one of Bugatti's radial engines? They're available as a 42-cylinder, 4,000-hp version with six blocks of seven cylinders displacing 147 liters, or a 56-cylinder (eight blocks of seven cylinders) model displacing 196 liters and rated at a healthy 5,320 hp. If either of these sparks your interest, don't forget your checkbook. The former lists for $765,000 and the latter for $900,000.
Bugatti (561) 330-0490. Fax: (561) 272-4285. www.bugattiyachts.com.
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This article originally appeared in the May 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.