1939 Bugatti Type 59/50B


1939 Bugatti Type 59/50B

1939 Bugatti Type 59/50B

This Bugatti monoposto was designed to take on stiff german competition from Auto Union & Mercedes. The Type 50b engine was a further evolution of the type 50 powerplant.

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In Detail

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engine50B1 Supercharged Inline-8
displacement4741 cc / 289.3 in³
bore84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke107 mm / 4.21 in
power299.8 kw / 402.0 bhp @ 5300 rpm
specific output84.79 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
front tires5.25×19 Dunlop
rear tires7.00×19 Dunlop
front brakesHydraulic Drums
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesHydraulic Drums
r brake sizemm / in
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
length4160 mm / 163.8 in
width1630 mm / 64.2 in
height1220 mm / 48.0 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1

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