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1934 Tatra T77A

1934 Tatra T77A

1934 Tatra T77A

With a dramatic art-deco body by Paul Jaray, the T77 or Typa 77 is an icon of Czech Republic design.

Chief designer Hans Ledwinka made the T77 a low, sleek and efficient car by positioning an air-cooled V8 at the rear under a huge clamshell hood.

Furthermore Tatra used an independently-sprung backbone chassis and many exotic alloys to keep weight at 1,700kg (3,700lbs).

In 1934, the Tatra 77A was upgraded to a 3.4-litre which produced engine which increased top speed to 150 kph.

Later T77As have the headlights pushed out to the fenders of the car with a central headlight.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Czech Republic
body stylist Paul Jaray
engineers Hans Ledwinka
engine V8
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
displacement 3400 cc / 207.48 in³
drag 0.21 Cd