Bugatti Type 57S Atalante 

  • built in France
  • 1936-1938
  • 210 HP 3.3L
  • 130 mph
It was painted blue and black with pigskin interior, a split bumper and twin spotlights.
The Atalante body style was an interpretation of the 1935 Aérolithe Coupe, essentially a prototype that reached very limited production in 1936 as the Type 57 Atlantic.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bugatti Type 57S Atalante


Type 57S Atalante
10 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Type 57S Atalante
130 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

Number built

Type 57S Atalante
11 cars
300 cars
4 cars


Type 57S Atalante
210 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP

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Bugatti Type 57S Atalante
To maintain exclusivity, no two of the Type 57S Atalantes were the same.
The design was revised into the Atalante which included the Aérolithe’s teardrop shape, but with a flat windshield, a separate trunk area with recessed spare-tire and full-size doors that retained the signature kidney-bean windows.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Bugatti
Type of car Production car
Year 1936-1938
Number built 11 cars


Chief designer Jean Bugatti


Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 140
Rear wheels 457/? 140

road tests

Top speed 130 mph
0-60mph 10 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 16.28 lb/hp
Maximum hp 210 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,257 cc
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 2.83 in / 3.94 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,418 lb
Width 69.3 in
Height 54.3 in
Length 181.1 in
Front track width 53.1 in
Wheelbase 117.3 in
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