Bugatti Type 32 nicknamed “Tank” was a streamlined racing car built in 1923. The Type 32 was one of the first cars to introduce the concept of aerodynamics to motor racing. It lended much of is chassis and engine characteristics from the Type 30 road car. Both cars shared the same inline-8 engine having a two litre capacity. The car only took part in a single race – the 1923 French Grand Prix. Four T32 cars were built and all four were entered by Usines Bugatti for the Grand Prix race at Tours. The drivers were Ernest Friderich, Prince de Cystria, Pierre Marco, and Pierre de Vizcaya. The race was won by Henry Segrave in Sunbeam, and the best “Tank” by Friderich took the third place. Three other Bugattis retired. De Cystria and Marco faced technical problems while de Vizcaya, whose car is represented in this scale model by Top Model Collection, crashed on the first lap of the race.
|1923||Grand Prix||ACF Grand Prix|
|Pierre de Vizcaya||11||Usines Bugatti|
|1:43||Top Model Collection||Serie Pro|