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  Auto Union Type C
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1936 - 1937
Designed by:Dr. Ing. h. c. Ferdinand Porsche
Predecessor:Auto Union Type B
Successor:Auto Union Type D
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 07, 2006
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Engine
Configuration 45º V16
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block, light alloy head
Displacement 6,006 cc / 366.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 75.0 mm (3 in) / 85.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 9.2:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Solex Carburettors
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 520 bhp / 388 KW @ 5,000 rpm
Torque 850 Nm / 627 ft lbs @ 2,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 87 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on chrome molybdenum tubular frame
Front suspension trailing links, torsion bars, friction dampers
Rear suspension swing axle, torsion bars, 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 3,920 mm (154.3 in) / 1,690 mm (66.5 in) / 889 mm (35 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,908 mm (114.5 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.69 bhp / kg
Top Speed 314 km/h (195 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1936 German Grand Prix (Bernd Rosemeyer)
1936 Swiss Grand Prix (Bernd Rosemeyer)
1936 Italian Grand Prix (Bernd Rosemeyer)
1937 Belgian Grand Prix (Rudolf Hasse)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Grand Prix Car, by Laurence Pomeroy
  • Road & Track (May, 1983)
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