Bugatti 57G Tank; 1937 24h Le Mans DNF; Labric & Veyron; RN1

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The Bugatti Type 57 and later variants (including the famous Atlantic and Atalante) was an entirely new design created by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore. Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940, with a total of 710 examples produced.

Type 57s used a twin-cam 3,257 cc engine based on that of the Type 49 but heavily modified by Jean Bugatti, unlike the single cam engines of the Type 49 and earlier models. 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 fibre gear wheels on the camshafts to achieve more silence in operation.

The famous, 57S-based, 57G Tank won the 1936 French Grand Prix, as well as the 1937 24 Hours of Le Mans. Three 57G Tanks were produced. Chassis number 57335, the Le Mans winner, is the only one known to exist and is currently on display at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.

 

 
Unbranded; Bugatti 57G Tank; 1937 24h Le Mans DNF; Labric & Veyron; RN1 IXO; 1936 Bugatti Type 57G Tank; 1937 24h Le Mans DNF; Labric & Veyron, RN1  
Unbranded; Bugatti 57G Tank; 1937 24h Le Mans DNF; Labric & Veyron; RN1 IXO; 1936 Bugatti Type 57G Tank; 1937 24h Le Mans DNF; Labric & Veyron, RN1  

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