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  Bugatti Type 59/50B III
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1938
Numbers built:2 or 3
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 28, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Type 50B III Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy with steel liners block, bronze with aluminium closing plates head
Displacement 2,985 cc / 182.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 78.0 mm (3.1 in) / 78.0 mm (3.1 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Carburettor
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 275 bhp / 205 KW @ 4,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 92 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension solid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, De Ram friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, reversed quarter-elliptic leaf springs, De Ram friction dampers
Brakes cable-operated drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Length / Width / Height 4,160 mm (163.8 in) / 1,630 mm (64.2 in) / 1,220 mm (48 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,600 mm (102.4 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)

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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