The Garage PLQ16 Plaque
The unmistakable Bugatti-Blue in this garage reveals a super-car of dreams. Very few people know that Bugatti only made this one car. With an interest in gaining more displacement without retooling, they started manufacturing uncommon U-engines. These used two separate straight engine engines joined by gears. Despite the heavier weight, and power lost to joining gears, the main advantage of the U engine was its ability to share common parts.
In the case of the Type 35, Bugatti was able to achieve a top speed of around 130 mph. The engine sat in a conventional Bugatti chassis which was renowned for its light weight and nimble handling and the sports car is pictured in this design, complete with driver in all his racing attire, during a wheel change. The hive of activity harks back to a time when automotive excitement was charged with the fast pace of new design and at a time when even the distinctive Bugatti blue colour, cleverly captured in Moorcroft metallic oxide paints, added to the excitement of new engineering prowess.
- Designer: Paul Hilditch
- Dimensions: H 41.50 x W 21.50 x D 2.00 cm
- Availability: Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery
- Product Width21.50cm
- Product Height41.50cm
- Product Depth2.00cm
- Designer:Paul Hilditch
- Design Window (Style):Transport