1931 Bugatti Type 54
Bugatti developed the Type 54 as a competitor to the high-powered race cars from Germany and Italy. But whereas previous Bugatti race cars had focused on finesse, this model focused on power and its 4.9-liter engine was so large and heavy that it made the car difficult to handle. At times the vehicle’s weight and power caused the tires to detach from the rims, resulting in a large number of crashes. Consequently, it was not a successful competitor and very few were built.
Collection of the Mullin Auto Museum