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  Bugatti Type 57 G Tank
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1936
Numbers built:3 or 4
Designed by:Jean Bugatti
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 24, 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
Bore / Stroke 72.0 mm (2.8 in) / 100.0 mm (3.9 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Stromberg UUR2 Carburettor
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 175 bhp / 131 KW @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 54 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel ladder frame
Suspension (fr/r) solid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, telescopic shock-absorbers
Brakes (fr/r) cable operated drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,980 mm (117.3 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in) / 1,350 mm (53.1 in)

Performance figures
Top Speed 220 km/h (137 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1936 French Grand Prix (Jean-Pierre Wimille / Raymond Sommer in 57335)
1937 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jean-Pierre Wimille / Robert Benoist in 57335)

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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