Red Bugatti Berline Type 57C from 1938

Red Bugatti Berline Type 57C from 1938, eight cylinders, 3257 cc, 160 HP, 180 km/h.

Type 57C

A Type 57C racing car was built from 1937 through 1940, with about 96 produced. It shared the 3.3 L engine from the road-going Type 57 but produced 160 hp (119 kW) with a Roots-type supercharger fitted.

The Bugatti Type 57 and later variants (including the famous Atlantic and Atalante) was a grand tourer car built from 1934 through 1940.

It was an entirely new design created by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore.

The engines of the Type 50, 51 used bevel gears at the front of the engine to transmit power from the crankshaft, whereas the Type 57 used a train of spur gears at the rear of the engine, with fiber gear wheels on the camshafts to achieve more silence in operation.

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