Bugatti's supercharged, 16-valve four-cylinder engine, of 370ccs, was designed to run at between 9 and 12 thousand rpm. It was of "modern" aluminium construction with one-piece connecting rods.
Lightness, particularly of wheels and suspension components, had long been a hallmark of Bugatti designs. Two- and four-seat variants of this fuel-efficient Bugatti were envisaged. Prototypes of the wartime project were built - one is in the Musee National de l'Automobile in France (The Schlumpf Collection) and another is being restored in the UK.
Curator, The Bugatti Trust
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