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  Bugatti Type 50S Le Mans
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1931
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Jean Bugatti
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 30, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 4,972 cc / 303.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 86.0 mm (3.4 in) / 107.0 mm (4.2 in)
Compression 7.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Zenith Carburettors
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 270 bhp / 201 KW
BHP/Liter 54 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on ladder frame
Front suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
Rear suspension live axle, reversed quarter-elliptic leaf springs
Brakes cable operated drums, all-round
Gearbox 3 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 2,000 kilo / 4,409 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 3,500 mm (137.8 in) / 1,400 mm (55.1 in) / 1,400 mm (55.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.14 bhp / kg
Top Speed 200 km/h (124 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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