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  Auto Union Type A
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1934
Numbers built:5
Designed by:Dr. Ing. h. c. Ferdinand Porsche
Successor:Auto Union Type B
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 22, 2009
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Engine
Configuration 45º V16
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block, light alloy head
Displacement 4,360 cc / 266.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 68.0 mm (2.7 in) / 75.0 mm (3 in)
Compression 7.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Solex Carburettors
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 295 bhp / 220 KW @ 4,500 rpm
Torque 530 Nm / 391 ft lbs @ 2,700 rpm
BHP/Liter 68 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on chrome molybdenum tubular frame
Front suspension trailing links, torsion bars, friction dampers
Rear suspension swing axle, transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, friction dampers
Steering worm and rocker
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 750 kilo / 1,654 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,500 mm (177.2 in) / N/A / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,840 mm (111.8 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.39 bhp / kg
Top Speed 275 km/h (171 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1934 German Grand Prix (Hans Stuck)
1934 Swiss Grand Prix (Hans Stuck)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Grand Prix Car, by Laurence Pomeroy
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