Auto Union Type B

Mercedes-Benz still dominated in Grand Prix 1935, but the Auto Union Typ B still won the Italian GP and the Czech GP at Brno. The car was a direct evolution of the Typ A released just a year before. Major changes included larger and longer chassis tubes, a single fuel tank and a high compression engine.

1935Auto Union AGAuto Union B5.6 V16 MONFRABELGERSUIITAESP
Kingdom of Italy Achille Varzi 5     
Nazi Germany Hans Stuck Ret     
5.0 V16Nazi Germany Bernd Rosemeyer Ret 43Ret5
Nazi Germany Hans Stuck   2111Ret
Kingdom of Italy Achille Varzi   84RetRet
Nazi Germany Paul Pietsch   9 3DNS
typeRacing Car
production years1935 – 1935
built atGermany
engineersFerdinand Porsche
engine45° V16
positionMid, Longitudinal
aspirationRoots supercharger
power279.6 kw / 375 bhp @ 4800 rpm
bhp/weight451.81 bhp per tonne
body / frameAluminum over Steel-Tube Frame
driven wheelsRWD
f suspensionTrailing Links w/Torsion Bars, Friction Dampers
r suspensionTorsion Bars w/Fricition Dampers
curb weight830 kg / 1830 lbs
wheelbase2910 mm / 114.6 in
front track1420 mm / 55.9 in
rear track1420 mm / 55.9 in
fuel capacity210 litres or 55.44 gal.
key driversHans Stuck, Bernd Rosemeyer, Achille Varzi
race victories1935 Coppa Acerbo, 1935 Italian GP, 1935 Czech GP at Brno

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