Bugatti Type 18

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The Bugatti Type 18, also called the Garros, was an automobile produced from 1912 through 1914. Produced shortly after the start of the company, the design was something of a relic. It had much in common with the cars Ettore Bugatti had designed for Deutz Gasmotoren Fabrik but with the radiator of the Type 13. Only 6 or 7 exemplars were built.

Power came from a large 5.0 L (5027 cc/306 in³) straight-4 engine with 3 valves per cylinder and a single overhead camshaft. This large engine had a 100 mm bore and very long 160 mm stroke, so it could only rev to about 2800 rpm. The rear wheels were chain driven.


  • Wheelbase: 100.4 in (2550 mm)
  • Track: 49.2 in (1250 mm)
  • Weight: 2750 lb (1250 kg)

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