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Type 32 “Tank”

The T32 “Tank” was only entered in a single race, the 1923 Grand Prix at Lyon.
The racecar marks Ettore Bugatti’s attempt to create an extremely aerodynamic chassis. But aerodynamics studies still had a long way to go back then – the car handled poorly, which is why it was never entered in another race. The two photos show the car piloted by long-time Bugatti mechanic and driver Ernest Friedrich, who won third place at its wheel.

Type 32 “Tank”
Year of manufacture1923
Units built5
Engine4-cylinder in-line engine, 2 valve/cylinder, overhead camshafts
Cubic capacity/bore [cm³/mm]1991/60 x 88
Compressor
Carburetor2 Zenith
Power [HP at revolutions/min]approx. 80
Forward gears3
Driveshaft-driven
Front wheel suspensionlive axle,
inverted quarter-elliptical springs
Back wheel suspensionlive axle,
inverted quarter-elliptical springs
BrakesCable drum brakes
Wheelbase [meters]2.0
Wheel track [meters]1.05
Tire size710 x 90
Weight [kilograms]approx. 650