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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1932
Numbers built:One-Off
Designed by:Billeter & Cartier
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 15, 2012
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 2,262 cc / 138 cu in
Bore / Stroke 60.0 mm (2.4 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Compression 7.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Zenith 48 K Carburettor
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 145 bhp / 108 KW
Torque 175 Nm / 129 ft lbs
BHP/Liter 64 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, quarter elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Brakes (fr/r) cable operated drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 800 kilo / 1,764 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,700 mm (185 in) / N/A / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,750 mm (108.3 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)
Wheels 19
Tyres 450 x 19

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 180 km/h (112 mph)

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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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