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  • A few months before that Bugatti designed a special racing type 57S engine with a lighter crankshaft. It was called the 57G. A car with an unusual streamlined all.

    In true Bugatti fashion, the chassis of this high-performance road car was proven on the race track. The Type 57G took to the track in , with.

    Bugatti Type 57G Tank. Even through Ettore and his son Jean built the Type 57 as a road going supercar, they couldn't resist proving it on.

    Bugatti type 57g

    Bugatti type 57g

    Tragically, Jean Bugatti died testing the winning car on August 11, Sticking out on either side of the rear body were jack stands for quick tyre changes. More than once a few spectators shuddered when, at the speed, a fifth of a second could have been fatal. When he was old enough, Ettore attended the Brera Academy of Art where he studied sculpture. He retrieved the original tachometer, the special Bugatti carburetor, of which only a few very were made , the unique head with three drives coming out of the rear two tachometers and one for the center magneto drive , the oil cooler, and a variety of other bits and pieces which could have only belonged to this car, since by then the two other Tanks were long gone.

    Bugatti type 57g

    Bugatti type 57g

    Bugatti type 57g

    Bugatti type 57g

    Bugatti type 57g

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    Cars by brand Cars by country Prototypes Last updated. Forums index Automotive forums General forums New posts. Porsche reborn and the latest Paris releases Lola at 60 with the very first and last cars Events Multimedia Gaming Miscellaneous Website discussion. Bugatti Type 57 G Tank. Wouter Melissen Last updated: March 24, Download: Previous attempts had been marred with misfortune. The final works effort, in , was cut short when a tyre failed on one of the cars, prompting Bugatti to withdraw all team cars.

    Following some tentative efforts with production-based Type 57 sports cars, Ettore and particularly his son Jean Bugatti prepared an altogether more serious effort for the season. The Type 57 once again formed the basis for the new competition car. The chassis design followed very familiar lines with a solid axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs at the front and a live axle with quarter-elliptic leaf springs at the back.

    Bugatti type 57g

    Part and parcel of Bugatti design for well over a decade, the four-wheel drum brakes were cable operated. As on the Type 59 Grand Prix car, the new Type 57 G racer featured drums that were an integral part of the wire wheels. Although a supercharger was available on the production car, Bugatti opted to fit the racer with a naturally aspirated version of the twin-cam, 3.

    As on the road going Type 57 S, a dry-sump was fitted to provide enough clearance with the lowered chassis. What really set the Type 57 G apart and earned it the nickname 'Tank' was the all-enveloping, streamlined body penned by Jean Bugatti. To ensure the car was still instantly recognisable as a Bugatti, the opening in the radiator cowling was still horseshoe-shaped.

    Bugatti type 57g

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