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  Auto Union Type B
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1935
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Dr. Ing. h. c. Ferdinand Porsche
Predecessor:Auto Union Type A
Successor:Auto Union Type C
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 07, 2006
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Engine
Configuration 45º V16
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block, light alloy head
Displacement 4,950 cc / 302.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 72.5 mm (2.9 in) / 75.0 mm (3 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Solex Carburettors
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 375 bhp / 280 KW @ 4,700 rpm
Torque 648 Nm / 478 ft lbs @ 3,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 76 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on chrome molybdenum tubular frame
Front suspension trailing links, torsion bars, friction dampers
Rear suspension swing axle, torsion bars, friction dampers
Steering worm and rocker
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 750 kilo / 1,654 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,920 mm (154.3 in) / N/A / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,885 mm (113.6 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in) / 420 mm (16.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.5 bhp / kg
Top Speed 290 km/h (180 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1935 Italian Grand Prix (Hans Stuck)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Grand Prix Car, by Laurence Pomeroy
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