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  Bugatti Type 57 S Torpedo Competition
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1935
Numbers built:1
Introduced at:1935 Paris Auto Salon
Price new:F 112,000
Designed by:Jean Bugatti
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 24, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Type 57 C 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 Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 240 bhp / 179 KW
BHP/Liter 74 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body magnesium alloy (electron)
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, de Ram hydraulic/friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, de Ram hydraulic/friction dampers
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)
Wheels (fr/r) 5.5 x 18 / 6 x 18

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
  • Octane (Issue 123)
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