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

   
engine Cast Iron Straight-8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Roots-Type Supercharged
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feed 2 Zenith Carburetors
displacement 4972 cc / 303.4 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke 107 mm / 4.21 in
compression 7.5:1
power 167.8 kw / 225 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output 45.25 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 195.65 bhp per tonne
body / frame Steel Body over Wood on Steel Ladder Frameble
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Cable Operated Drums
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Cable Operated Drums
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 81.3 x 15.2 cm / 32.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 81.3 x 15.2 cm / 32.0 x 6.0 in
f suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
curb weight 1150 kg / 2535 lbs
wheelbase 3500 mm / 137.8 in
front track 1400 mm / 55.1 in
rear track 1400 mm / 55.1 in
transmission 3-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~179 kph / 111.2 mph