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Bugatti Type 32 "Tank"
Bugatti
aka Tank de Tours
Production 1923
Class Racing car
Body Style
Length
Width 1052mm
Height
Wheelbase 2020 mm
Weight 650 kg
Transmission 3-Speed Manual
Engine 2.0 litre Inline-4
Power 80 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Designer Ettore Bugatti

The Bugatti Type 32, commonly called the Tank de Tours, was a streamlined racing car built in 1923. Four examples were made, each with a 2.0 L (1991 cc/121 in³) straight-4 engine based on that in the Type 30. "The Tank" finished third in the ACF Grand Prix at Lyon that year driven by Bugatti mechanic and driver Ernest Friedrich. Due to the car's poor handling characteristics the vehicle was never entered in another race. This was the first Bugatti to be fitted with roller-bearing big ends in order to improve the bottom-end reliability (Bugatti was rather later than most manufacturers in the incorporation of a fully pressurized oil system, preferring a splash "spit and hope" delivery method). The Type 32 also broke new ground (for a racing Bugatti) by using a three-speed and reverse transaxle unit, the exceptionally short wheelbase and long straight-eight engine making a conventional gearbox difficult to accommodate. It also heralded an embryonic hydraulic front brake actuation.

Another tank-bodied Bugatti racer, the 1936 Type 57G, was much more successful.

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Current Models: Chiron (2016)

Historic Models: EB110 · Type 57 · Type 57 Atlantic · Type 10 · Type 13 · Type 15/17/22 · Type 29 · Type 32 "Tank" · Type 35/35A "Tecla"/35B/35T/35C/37/39 · Type 52 · Type 57G "Tank" · Type 50B · Type 53 · Type 51/51A/54GP/59 · Type 251 · Type 18 "Garros" · Type 23 "Brescia Tourer" · Type 30/38/40/43/44/49 · Type 41 "Royale" · Type 46/50/50T · Type 55 · Type 57/57S/57SC · Type 101 · Type 101 Ghia Roadster

Prinetti & Stucchi: Type 1

Deutz Gasmotoren Fabrik: Type 8/9

Peugeot: Type 19 "Bébé"

Dietrich-Bugatti: Type 3/4 · Type 5/6/7 "Hermes" · Type 2

Concept Models: EB118 Concept · EB 218 Concept · 18/3 Chiron Concept · EB18/4 Veyron Concept · Rinspeed EB110 Cyan Concept · Type 36 · Type 45/47 · Type 56 · Type 64 · Type 73C · 16 C Galibier Concept · PJ271 Prototype


Jean Bugatti · Hispano-Suiza


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