1935 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic

Written by tonks on July 26, 2008

1935 Bugatti 57SC AtlanticThe 1935 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic was built to be a high performance car. Bugatti has plans for it to be mass produced without losing any of its inherent qualities and without losing its exclusive rights.

Under the hood the 57SC was equipped with an 8-cylinder 3.3 liter engine that features twin overhead cams and was set at a 90 degree incline. It was built with 15” wheels and drum brakes. It is true that it was a simple design – but for its time the quality was high and none like it could be found.

It was made to be a sporty version of the model that was built in 1934. The chassis was both shorter and more low-slung with the rear axle actually running through the frame. Changes to the engine included dry sump lubrication, slight tuning with a higher compression and a dash mounted Scintilla Vertex Magneto.

The front and rear axles also received de Ram shock absorbers instead of the Hartford Friction Dampers. A Roots type supercharger was introduced with the Type 57C.

The Type 57SC combined the elements of the 57C and 57S to produce the most exclusive Type 57. With this setup, the engine offered 200 to 220 horsepower with a rev limit of 5500 rpm. The Atalante Jean Bugatti designed a specific body for the 57SC chassis.

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