Bugatti has brought to this year's Techno Classica event a 1937 T57 Ventoux and a 1939 T57C Atalante.
Bugatti has brought to this year's Techno Classica a 1937 T57 Ventoux and a 1939 T57C Atalante.
These two classic cars travelled from the Mullin Automotive Museum collection in Oxnard, California. It was the year 1934 when Bugatti introduced the Type 57 at the Paris Automobile Salon, a car with a design influenced by Ettore Bugatti's son Jean.
The 1937 T57 Ventoux was produced in 150 units and this one is wearing chassis number 57540. It was the last one made and was priced at 103,000 French francs when it went on sale. The 1939 T57C Atalante is one of the 106 cars Bugatti built and has a chassis number 57835. This was also the last unit made by Bugatti and comes with a body constructed by Parisian coach builder Vanvooren. Bugatti launched this model with a 153,000 French francs price tag.
The Grand Sport Vitesse is also being showcased at Techno Classica with its massive 16-cylinder engine rated at 1,200 HP (883 kW) and 1,106 lb-ft (1,500 Nm). The quad-turbo 7.9-liter engine is connected to a 7-speed gearbox, helping the supercar reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.6s, en route to a top speed of 255 mph (410 km/h).