With the introduction of this legendary racing car in 1936 auto union was from the beginning very successful in the grand prix events. 1936 1937 auto union type c.
1936 1937 auto union type c.
1937 auto union type c. The auto union type c driven by bernd rosemeyer was able to end the racing dominance of mercedes benz in the 1936 grand prix season. Dubbed the auto union type a the revolutionary mid engined grand prix car made a very high profile debut at avus in may of 1934. 1936 1937 auto union type c.
34 shot gallery full history and. When auto union built a streamlined version of the type b it reached 199 mph on an italian autostrada. 1937 auto union type c.
Afterward and especially in the post war period the curves of this car found their way onto production cars. The most popular driver with this racing car was bernd rosemeyer which won with the type c the european championship in the year 1936. Overview reviews 67 history discussion.
1937 auto union typ c stromlinie the evocative shape of the streamlined typ c must have caused a sensation in 1937. Log in to download or make sure to confirm your account via email. That s because this auto union was specially shaped for top speed on the avus circuit.
The auto union grand prix racing cars types a to d were developed and built by a specialist racing department of auto union s horch works in zwickau germany between 1933 and 1939. Engine displacement had grown to 6 0 liters and boost pressure was bumped to nearly 14 psi. The next version for 1936 was the type c.
Creation date dec 24 2019. 34 shot gallery full history and specifications. Now producing 520 hp and over 600 foot pounds of torque the type c dominated the racing world.
34 shot gallery full history and specifications. Of the 4 auto union racing cars the types a b and c used from 1934 to 1937 had supercharged v16 engines and the final car the type d used in 1938 and 1939 built to new 1938 regulations had a supercharged. 1937 auto union type c 0 5.
Notching three major victories in grand prix events the auto union type c with rosemeyer at the wheel would go on to be crowned the grand prix champion of 1936. He could continue his success also in the year 1937 with additional 5 grand prix victories. Tags 1937 auto union germany grand prix type c vintage.