1935 Bugatti Type 57S
The Type 57S was the most developed and final version of Bugatti’s Type 57. These models are typified by their lower, subaisse, chassis which was developed from Bugattis Compétition chassis.
The result was a fined and exceptionally capable supercar able to reach 125 mph. Bugatti’s London dealer described it as “A Sports Model introduced to meet the growing demand for a high efficiency car suitable for fast touring or for competing in Sports Car racing events.
Compared to the standard Type 57, the Subaisse has a shorter and lower chassis. The rear axle actually ran through the rear chassis beams. To reduce weight, the chassis was produced with 10 gauge steel (3.5mm) instead of 6 gauge steel (5 mm).
The Type 57S also received and updated and lowered radiator.
Production of the Type 57 was limited to 42 customer units of which some cars received some of the best coachwork available. These include the Atlantics and Atalantes which together make up about 1/4 of the total production.
Pictures & Gallery
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Specs & Performance
|type||Limited Production Car|
|built at||Molsheim, Alsace, France|
|predecessor||1935 Bugatti Type 57S Prototype|
|engine||Inline-8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication|
|block material||Cast Iron Block|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Stromberg UUR2 Carburetor|
|displacement||3255 cc / 198.63 in³|
|bore||72 mm / 2.83 in|
|stroke||100 mm / 3.94 in|
|power||126.8 kw / 170 bhp @ 5500 rpm|
|specific output||52.23 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||167.16 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Body over Pressed Steel Chassis|
|wheel type||Rudge Wire Wheels|
|front brakes||Cable-Operated Drums|
|rear brakes||Cable-Operated Drums|
|f suspension||Split Beam w/, Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, De Ram Shock Absorbers|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Quarter-Elliptic Leaf Springs, De Ram Shock Absorbers|
|curb weight||1017 kg / 2240 lbs|
|tran clutch||Dry Disc|
|top speed||~201.13 kph / 125 mph|
|fuel capacity||90.9 litres or 24.00 gal.|