Bugatti Type 57 SC Gangloff Roadster 1:18

Bugatti Type 57 SC Gangloff Roadster 1:18

The Type 57 S/SC variants are some of the most iconic Bugatti cars. The “S” stood for “Surbaissé” (“Lowered”) and the “C” for “Compresseur” (a supercharger introduced by Bugatti as a result of customers’ desire for increased power). It included a V-shaped dip at the bottom of the radiator and mesh grilles on either side of the engine compartment.

Product Code: LS18_BC05
Color: Black
Availability: 2018

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The Type 57 S/SC variants are some of the most iconic Bugatti cars. The “S” stood for “Surbaissé” (“Lowered”) and the “C” for “Compresseur” (a supercharger introduced by Bugatti as a result of customers’ desire for increased power). It included a V-shaped dip at the bottom of the radiator and mesh grilles on either side of the engine compartment.

Lowering the car was a major undertaking. The rear axle now passed through the rear frame rather than riding under it, and a dry-sump lubrication system was required to fit the engine under the new low hood. The 57 S had a nearly-independent suspension in front, though Ettore despised that notion.

Just 43 “Surbaissé” cars and only two supercharged Type 57 SC’s were originally manufactured. But most 57 S owners wanted the additional power afforded by the blower. Therefore, most of the original Type 57 S cars returned to Molsheim for the installation of a supercharger, pushing output from 175 hp (130 kW) to 200 hp (150 kW) and 190 km/h (120 mph). 2014 saw the unveiling of Ralph Lauren’s unique $40 million version of this classic.

Gangloff was a Swiss/French coachbuilding company that was founded in 1903 by Georges Gangloff. Gangloff was one of the most important passenger vehicle coachbuilders after World War 1. They produced bodies for Martini, Rolls-Royce, Delage, Ansaldo, Hispano-Suiza, Isotta-Fraschini, Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, Minerva and various other, also American, makes.


 

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