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  Bugatti Type 54 Bachelier Roadster
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1931
Numbers built:at least 6
Designed by:Jean Bugatti
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 23, 2006
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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)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Zenith Carburettors
Aspiration Supercharger
Power 300 bhp / 224 KW @ 4,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 60 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension solid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, quarter elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Brakes (fr/r) cable operated drums
Gearbox 3 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,050 kilo / 2,315 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,750 mm (108.3 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.29 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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