Bugatti Type 46

The Bugatti Type 50 was a French sports car that was developed in 1931 by Ettore Bugatti.

Vehicle and equipment

The Type 50 was based on the Bugatti Type 46 and had a 5 - liter inline eight -cylinder engine that made ​​200 hp. This vehicle, of the 65 pieces was built, was the first Bugatti with a DOHC engine.

Racing history

Sen racing debut of the Type 50 at the Mille Miglia 1931. Achille Varzi contested the race on a trailer, but fell in the race prematurely. For 24 - hour race at Le Mans in 1931 Ettore Bugatti announced three works cars. The car with the number 4 Achille Varzi and Louis Chiron drove; Number 5 ( chassis number 50143 ) piloted Albert Divo and Guy Bouriat; at the wheel of the # 6 car ( chassis number 50117 ) were the Italian Count Caberto Conelli and the Frenchman Maurice rust. In the race, the Bugatti had big problems with the Michelin tires. Even in training, it became clear that the soft compound of the French tire brand were no match for the fast Bugattis. On Saturday evening after Conelli had a puncture then a serious accident. The wreck of the Type 50S hurled into a group of spectators, being a spectator was killed. On learning of the tragedy Ettore Bugatti pulled the two other cars from the race back.

In the RAC Tourist Trophy 1931 three works cars was indeed reported, but did not appear to training and racing.

1933 reported Guy Bouriat a Type 50 in Le Mans, was driven by Marie and Pierre Desprez Bussienne. The race ended after 119 laps driven by a technical defect. 1934 and 1935 drove Roger and Pierre Veyron Labric chassis number 50177 in Le Mans; In both races, the team did not reach the target.