Bugatti Type 55 (1931 - 1935)

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dimensions & weights
  mm inches  
Wheelbase 2750  108.3   
Track/tread (front) 1250  49.2   
Track/tread (rear) 1250  49.2   
Kerb weight 1118 kg 2465 lb  
fuel tank capacity 100 litres 22 UK Gal 26.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
engine
engine type supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Bugatti
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 2.3 litre
2262 cc
(138.036 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 60 × 100 mm 
2.36 × 3.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.6
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC) 
3 valves per cylinder 
24 valves in total
maximum power output 137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 59.7 bhp/litre
0.98 bhp/cu in
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 282.75 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 8 s
Maximum speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 122.43 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
90.04 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
120.75 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.11 kg/kW
18.55 lb/bhp
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.QE.
Tyres front 28 x 4.75
Tyres rear 28 x 4.75
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 330 mm
Rear brake diameter 330 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.15

 

 


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