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Bugatti Type 43

(1927 model)

Brief specs of 1927 Bugatti Type 43

2-door 2+2-seater roadster, 8-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2262 cm3 / 138.0 cu in / 138.0 cu in, 85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BugattiIssued from1927
ModelType 43Issued until
SerieType 43Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBugatti Automobiles SAS (VAG Group)CountryDE,FR,IT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1104 kg / 2434 lb / 2434 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2970 mm / 116.9 in / 116.9 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 capacity73 l / 16.0 UK gal / 19.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio  

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
FuelStroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.6
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2262 cm3 / 138.0 cu in / 138.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity282.75 cm3/cylinder / 17.254 cu in/cylinder / 17.254 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp at
AspirationsuperchargedMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.3 kW / 46.0 hp / 46.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.9 kW/l / 0.834 bhp/cu in / 0.834 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio104.2 kW/ton / 78.9 bhp/ton / 78.9 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Quarter-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front28 x 4.95Tyres rear28 x 4.95
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bugatti Type 43

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