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  Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1933 - 1936
Numbers built:At least six
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 25, 2014
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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
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Zenith Carburettors
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 250 bhp / 187 KW @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 77 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension solid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, de Ram shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, radius arms, reversed quarter-elliptic leaf springs, de Ram shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-wheel
Brakes (fr/r) cable operated drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 748 kilo / 1,649 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,744 mm (147.4 in) / N/A / 823 mm (32.4 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,597 mm (102.2 in) / 1,251 mm (49.3 in) / 1,251 mm (49.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.33 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1934 Belgian Grand Prix (Rene Dreyfus)

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
  • Classic & Sports Car (November, 2008)
  • (August, 2009)
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