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Type 57 S Vanden Plas Drophead Coupe
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  Bugatti Type 57 S Vanden Plas Drophead Coupe
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1936 - 1938
Numbers built:41 (all versions)
Designed by:Vanden Plas
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast iron block and head
Displacement 3,257 cc / 198.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 72.0 mm (2.8 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Stromberg UUR2 Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 170 bhp / 127 KW @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 52 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on cross-braced frame
Front suspension beam axle, semi-elliptic springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, quarter-elliptic springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,550 kilo / 3,417 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,980 mm (117.3 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.11 bhp / kg
Top Speed 210 km/h (130 mph)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Bugatti Magnum, by Hugh Conway with Maurice Sauzay
  • Bugatti - le Pur Sang des Automobiles, by Hugh Conway
  • Grand Marques Bugatti, by Hugh Conway
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