1932 Bugatti Type 50 Coupé Semi-Profilée


1932 Bugatti Type 50 Coupé Semi-Profilée

1932 Bugatti Type 50 Coupé Semi-Profilée

In 1931 Bugatti updated the Type 46 into the 50, and of all the bodies made for it, this Coupe Profilee sketched by Jean Bugatti himself was the most dramatic.

Aside from the body ,the biggest attraction to the Type 50 chassis was its engine which produced 225 bhp thanks to a large displacement and DOHC valve train that was basically borrowed from Miller.

Of the 65 chassis produced, the most revered was the Coupe Profilee, which was an older design that dated back to the Type 46. These cars influenced later Bugattis including the Ventoux series of Type 57s.

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In Detail

engineCast Iron Straight-8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationRoots-Type Supercharged
valvetrainDOHC, 2 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feed2 Zenith Carburetors
displacement4972 cc / 303.4 in³
bore86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke107 mm / 4.21 in
compression7.5:1
power167.8 kw / 225 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output45.25 bhp per litre
bhp/weight195.65 bhp per tonne
body / frameSteel Body over Wood on Steel Ladder Frameble
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesCable Operated Drums
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesCable Operated Drums
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 81.3 x 15.2 cm / 32.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 81.3 x 15.2 cm / 32.0 x 6.0 in
f suspensionRigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspensionLive Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
curb weight1150 kg / 2535 lbs
wheelbase3500 mm / 137.8 in
front track1400 mm / 55.1 in
rear track1400 mm / 55.1 in
transmission3-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~179 kph / 111.2 mph