I have always been fascinated by this automobile which was mixing aerodynamic bodywork with powerful underpinnings like an airplane without wings. There is no shortage of replicas available for kids and.
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Auto union type c racecar. It included rear wheel drive electric motor rated 1 5 ps 1 kw. With 16 cylinders and dual rear wheels the auto union type c was a monster of a car that dominated the european racing scene in 1936. The type c was a third evolution of auto union s racecar.
Auto union type c e tron study 2011 it is a version of 1 2 scale auto union type c made of aluminum and carbon look material based on the type c pedal car. It primarily competed with mercedes benz but also raced against alfa romeo s 12c 36 the maserati v8ri and bugatti 59 50. 1 hp and 40 n m 29 50 lb ft maximum 60 n m 44 25 lb ft a lithium ion battery a reverse gear.
The remaining 96 parts are screws rivets or indicated screw heads. The auto union type c as well its competitor the mercedes benz w125 represent a pinnacle of engineering achievement not seen again until the turbocharged racers of the 1980s the type c was the. Type cs won six victories in 1936 and made bernt rosermeyer world champion.
This is replica of the auto union type c racecar from 1936 in its hill climbing races configuration. 23 parts are zinc die cast 754 of metal copper or are photo etched and 153 are made of plastic. Supercharged v16 engines powered the real car which set records and was something of an engineering marvel.
The 1936 racecar is recreated at 1 8 scale model making it 50cm long. The auto union type c is hand assembled from 1026 parts to an extra class precision model. The single parts are of high quality materials.