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  Bugatti Type 18 Grand Prix
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1912
Numbers built:7 (Five-litre Bugattis)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 30, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 5,027 cc / 306.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 100.0 mm (3.9 in) / 160.0 mm (6.3 in)
Valvetrain 3 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 100 bhp / 75 KW @ 2,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 20 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension live axle, twin semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, reversed quarter-elliptic leaf springs
Brakes rear drum brakes
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,247 kilo / 2,749 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,550 mm (100.4 in) / 1,251 mm (49.3 in) / 1,251 mm (49.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.08 bhp / kg
Top Speed 160 km/h (99 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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