Bugatti Type 55

Bugatti Type 55Supersport

Identifying Features:
Grand Sport or coupé body with cast alloy wheels; long sweeping wings

Years Made
(approx): 1932-35

Number Made:

No of cylinders: 8
Bore x stroke: 60 x 100mm
Capacity: 2262cc
BHP (approx): 130
RPM Limit (prudent): 5000
Camshafts: dohc
Valves (per cylinder): 2
Camshaft drive: Front bevel and spur train
Crankshaft bearings: 3 + 1 Ball, 2 roller, roller rods
Supercharger: Roots
Carburettor: Zenith
Ignition: Magneto
Plugs per cylinder: 1
Firing Order: 1, 5, 2, 6, 3, 7, 4, 8

Type: Dry, multi-plate

Location: Separate, central, 4-speed and reverse
Gear change lever: Central, ball type

Rear Axle:
Normal Ratio: 13/54 = 4.15

Wheelbase: 108.3in (2.75m)
Track: 49.2in (1.25m)
Chassis Weight (approx): 1800lb (800kg)

Location and Type: 4-wheel, cable operated
Brake drum diameter: 330mm

Type: Cast alloy, integral rim
Tyre size: Original 28 x 4.95; modern fitment 5.00 x 19

Crossbreeding with Other Types:
T54 chassis; T51 engine and wheels; T49 gearbox in special casing


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