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1935 Bugatti Type 57S

Bugatti Type 57S

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.

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Specs & Performance

type Limited Production Car
built at Molsheim, Alsace, France
production 42
predecessor 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Prototype
engine Inline-8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
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
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Rudge Wire Wheels
front tires 5.50×18
rear tires 6.00×18
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
transmission 4-Speed
tran clutch Dry Disc
top speed ~201.13 kph / 125 mph
fuel capacity 90.9 litres or 24.00 gal.