Bugatti Type 50 - Great Car Series
Bugatti Type 50 - The autobiography of Bugatti's first Le Mans car
Introduced in 1930, the Bugatti Type 50 heralded a new era with the introduction of the Molsheim marque’s first twin-cam engine, a supercharged 4.9-litre straight eight of prodigious power. At a time when brute force was needed to win the Le Mans 24 Hours, a competition version was developed and three such Type 50s took part in 1931.
The car around which this book is focused, 50177, was leading the famous endurance race when the team withdrew it owing to tyre failures that had afflicted the sister cars, causing one to crash heavily at high speed.
The fascinating story of 50177, and the Type 50 in general, is told in this brilliantly researched and superbly illustrated new book in the publisher’s acclaimed ‘Great Cars’ series.
(PUB 02/2019 , Autor:Julius Kruta e Mark Morris, Porter Press Idioma: Inglês, 320 págs, capa dura, 28X23 cms, 400 fotos )