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Bugatti Type 57 (1934–1940)

Bugatti Type 57 (1934–1940) Bugatti Type 57 (1934–1940)

French maker Bugatti enjoyed considerable recognition for its gorgeous Type 57, shortly before World War II reached a fever pitch. Total of 710 were ultimately produced, for the end. They launched the first Type 57 in 1934. year and operated several modification on this model until its discontinuance in 1940. year.

Borrowed its power plant from the old Type 59 Grand Prix cars - the 3.3L delivering 135 hp, and the original variant was designed as a touring car. It benefited from a rather tall body construction and featured a horseshoe grille in its early years of production also. Model received several updates in the following years on both engine compartment - S and SC models with increased output ratings  and exterior design  revised braking system and  lowered chassis. Fitted with an Atlantic coupe bodywork and was considered one of the most beautiful cars of the pre-war era, it was later. Manufacturers during this time produced multi-purpose vehicles that could be driven to a race track, raced, and then driven home, also. However, the Bugatti Type 57, was solely a road-going vehicle and is considered the most celebrated of all non-racing Bugattis. The Type 57 was strictly a road-going vehicle, a racing version was created for the 1937 24-Hours of Le Mans race, even though. Won the race this vehicle, based on the Type 57S chassis and named the 57G. Also was victorious, a supercharged version was created for the 1939 Le Mans race. This is the legacy of the Bugatti heritage and the quality and innovative designs that were masterpieces in all respects truly.

The Type 57C entered the scene, a project headed by Jean Bugatti, the son of Ettore Bugatti, in 1934. year. While focusing on the values that had made Bugatti successful, the vehicle centered around refinement.Also three 'factory' bodies were available and consisted of the Ventoux, a two-window and four window version, the Atalante and the Stelvio. So, all of the Atalante bodies were produced and all were done in house. Than, the Atalante was named after peaks in the Alps and is one of the most exclusive bodystyles  produced by Bugatti, ever. Also be ordered with Galibier four-door bodies, the Type 57 could. The Galibier bodies had suicide-opening front doors with no pillar, earlier versions of the Galibier. Later versions had suicide-opening front doors and rear doors hung in the traditional fashion, as well. Would share a common pillar, the front and rear doors.

An indepenent front suspension to aide in the handling of the vehicle, Jean designed. This was not popular with Ettore Bugatti and had front axle installed the traditional Bugatti.

Was used to power this vehicle, a 3.3 liter, twin-cam, straight-eight engine. The engine could propel the vehicle to a speed of around 95 mph, even with the heavy saloon bodies.

Vehicle was given the designation 57C, a Roots-type supercharger was later added. Was quiet and provided between three to four pounds of boost pressure, the supercharger. Increased the horsepower rating to 175, the addition of the supercharger.

The Type 57S version was a sportier version of the Type 57, than the chassis was shorter, with the rear axle running through the frame, as well. Helped increase the performance of the car, was, a slightly tuned engine with higher compression and a dry sump lubrication. Replacing the Hartford Friction dampers, the front and rear axles received de Ram shock absorbers.

The Type 57SC was a combination of the 57C and 57S and the engine produced between 200 and 220 horsepower.

While testing a Type 57C tank-bodied racer near Molsheim, Jean Bugatti was killed, on August 11, 1939. Which inevitably meant that the race Jean was preparing the vehicle for would never be run because this was the same day as the start of the 2nd World War.

Among them is a rare gem which he acquired in 1988. it is a Bugatti 57SC Atlantic. It is worth a ridiculous 40 million dollar. The most expensive car in the world, the Atlantic that is in Lauren's ownership is officially.


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