Bugatti Type 54 

  • built in France
  • 1931
  • 300 HP 5.0L
  • 124 mph
 
In 1934 maximum weight restrictions made the Type 54 redundant.
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At the Monza GP in 1930, Louis Chiron and Archille Varzi raced the first two Type 54s.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Bugatti Type 54

Top speed

Type 54
124 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Bugatti Type 54

Number built

Type 54
6 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Type 54
300 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Bugatti Type 54

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As a stop gap bewtween planned models, Bugatti produced the Type 54.
It became a synthesis of the Type 45 chassis with an eight-cylinder engine from the Type 50.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bugatti
Type of car Race car
Year 1931
Number built 6 cars

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 3 gears

engine

Displacement 4,972 cc
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 4.2 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 124 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.72 lb/hp
Maximum hp 300 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,315 lb
Front track width 53.1 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in
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