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Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Bugatti's 900bhp sports plane is ready to fly for the first time, and we want a go
Ettore Bugatti had this great idea for a racing plane back in the 1930s. He decided it should have two 4.9-litre straight-eight engines producing 900bhp in total. It would fly at 500mph. It would be excellent.
Unfortunately WW2 got in the way, so the plane - named the 100P - got shelved and never reached the sky. But in 2009, a pair of Californians began working on a replica plane, and it's now finally ready for its maiden voyage, on 25 March.