Heinrich Bauer BAU7828Z75 1934 Bugatti Atalante Type 57SC Touring Car - Black with Red Side Panels and Burgundy Interior (1:12 Scale)
"One thing is certain: There is great development ahead for the automobile."
- The American Magazine, Things I've Been Thinking About by Henry Ford, February 1936
The BThe Bugatti Type 57 and later variants (including the famous Atlantic and Atalante) was an entirely new design by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore. Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940, with a total of 710 examples produced. Most Type 57s used a twin-cam 3,257 cc engine based on that of the Type 49 but heavily modified by Jean Bugatti. Unlike the chain-drive twin-cam engines of the Type 50 and 51, the 57's engine used gears to transmit power from the crankshaft.
There were two basic variants of the Type 57 car:
The original Type 57
The lowered Type 57S
The Type 57 chassis and engine was revived in 1951 as the Bugatti Type 101 for a short production. A rediscovered Type 57 sold for 3.4 million euros at auction on 7 February 2009 at a motor show in Paris.
Just two supercharged Type 57SC cars were built new, but most 57S owners wanted the additional power afforded by the blower. Therefore, most of the original Type 57S cars returned to Molsheim for the installation of a supercharger, pushing output from 175 hp (130 kW) to 200 hp (150 kW) and 120 mph (190 km/h).
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 1934 Bugatti Atalante Type 57SC Touring Car that is finished in Black with Red Side Panels and Burgundy Interior.
Pre-order! Ship Date: 2014.
Length: 14 inches
Width: 4 inches
Release Date: ?