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, 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 version of C-type with double rear wheels was used in some Hill Climb events, very popular form of motorsport of that time, where Auto Union was competed very actively. Hans Stuck won La Turbie Mountainclimb in France, and Rosemeyer was the winner at Grosser Bergpreis of Germany and at Feldbergrennen. But this scale model by Brumm cannot be attributed to any of the mentioned Hill Climb events.
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