The 1955 Type 251 formula 1 racer.
The chassis in the background is also a Type 251.
Photo: Jacob Munkhammar, Reference
The Type 251 Formula 1 racer was designed by ex-Alfetta constructor Colombo. I was a rather inventive construcion with transverse mounted mid-engine, and solid front axle (!) and a de Dion rear suspention. New on a Bugatti was also disc brakes.
It was a failiure on the track and only two (or three?), slightly different, Type 251 where made.
|Years made: || 1955-56
|Engine type: || 8 cyl. in-line, 2 over head cams
|Engine size: || 2486cc (76x68.5)
|Front suspension: || solid axle
|Rear suspension: || de Dion
|Brakes: || discs
|Note: || Transversally mounted mid-engine
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