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Bugatti Type 38

(1926 model)

Brief specs of 1926 Bugatti Type 38

4-door 5-seater touring car (tourer), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BugattiIssued from1926
ModelType 38Issued until
SerieType 38Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBugatti Automobiles SAS (VAG Group)CountryDE,FR,IT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typetouring car (tourer)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4040 mm / 159.1 in / 159.1 inTotal (curb) weight1270 kg / 2800 lb / 2800 lb
Width1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3122 mm / 122.9 in / 122.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.29  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBugattiValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore60.0 mm / 2.36 in / 2.36 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.68
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity248.88 cm3/cylinder / 15.188 cu in/cylinder / 15.188 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.2 kW/l / 0.576 bhp/cu in / 0.576 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.67

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio55.1 kW/ton / 41.8 bhp/ton / 41.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringwormSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle,3 Quarter-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bugatti Type 38

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