Transport and fighting vehicles by Andrew Panteleyev

Bugatti speed railcar ZZY 24408 is one of the first modern high speed trains in the world


Bugatti speed railcar ZZY 24408 from 1934

It was in 1932 that the Bugatti railcar (the Wagon Rapide WR, after the name of the manufacturer) was designed by Ettore Bugatti’s design office.

The railcar is powered by four gasoline engines, 8 cylinders in line of 12,750 cm3, an overhead camshaft, each supplied by two Zenith carburettors: the …