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Type 35C

Bugatti Type 35C

1929 Bugatti Type 35C

Bugatti race cars have won more races than any other marque. Most of these victories can be attributed to the Type 35 which raced from 1924 through to 1930. In the 3 year span from 1924 on, Bugatti cars took 1045 victories. This was largely due to the accessibility of the car to both amateur & professional drivers.

In 1927 the Type 35B was followed by the 35C. The 35C was supercharged like the 35B, but featured a bore and stroke resembling the 1925 2-liter engine. Despite the decrease in displacement the horsepower rating remained largely unchanged.

The 35C also received a revised braking system & a larger radiator compared to the 35B.

Overall, the type 35 has an amazing road handling ability. It’s exceptionally rigid chassis provided for exceptional control and driver confidence.

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Specs & Performance

engine Roots Supercharged Inline-8
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain SOHC / 3 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed Vertical Solex Carb
displacement 1991 cc / 121.5 in³
bore 60 mm / 2.36 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.46 in
power 93.2 kw / 125.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 62.78 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 162.97 bhp per tonne
driven wheels RWD
front tires Dunlop 29×5.0
rear tires Dunlop 29×5.0e
front brakes Mechanical Drums
f brake size x 279 mm / x 11.0 in
rear brakes Mechanical Drums
r brake size x 279 mm / x 11.0 in
steering Worm & Wheel
f suspension Rigid Axle w/ Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Friction Dampers
r suspension Live Axle w/In-Swept, Reversed Quarter-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Friction Dampers
curb weight 767 kg / 1691 lbs
wheelbase 2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track 1245 mm / 49.0 in
rear track 1194 mm / 47.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
final drive 3.6, 3.86 or 4.15:1
top speed ~193.1 kph / 120 mph