The third evolution of Auto Union race cars, Type-C, appeared in 1936 and was designed by Ferdinand Porsche. V16 engine with Roots supercharger was extended to 6005 cc and was capable of 520 bhp at 5000 rpm. It was the largest possible design within the 750-kg weight limit. Bernd Rosemeyer, Hans Stuck and Achille Varzi were main Auto Union drivers in 1936, and team line-up was completed by Ernest von Delius and Rudolf Hasse. New Auto Union car became more competitive than B-type of 1935, and allowed Rosemeyer to win the European Drivers’ Championship in 1936, established by the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR). Rosemeyer won 3 out of 4 Grand Prix (German, Swiss and Italian) counted for the Championship. Two more victories in Eifelrennen and Coppa Acerbo completed his GP record for 1936. The Auto Union C #4 was raced by Rosemeyer at all 1936 major Grand Prix he won.
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