CMC M-100 B-010 Bugatti T35 Nation Color Project, Netherlands
For Ettore Bugatti, building cars was simply a matter of seeking perfection or, in other words, a kind of art which must be presented in an aesthetic way. The Type 35 started an era during which Bugatti became the most prominent make in motor sports for approximately seven years.
With the “Nation Colour Project,” we intend to bring the commemoration of colourful racing scenes of the 20s and 30s right to your living room. Rules had it that each participant car of a Grand Prix be decked out in the designated colours of its homeland. This model is finished in the official colour pattern of the Netherlands.
It was the motor sports craving France that organized the very first “Grand Prix” race in 1906. Following the conclusion of WWI, other countries began to host the so called “Great Prices” races, as well. With the popularity of “Grand Prix” growing in the world, it soon became synonymous with international motor racing.The black and white pictures in the contemporary archives, however, are unable to do justice to all the colourful race cars of the 1920s and 1930s. Actually, since rules had it that each participating team must have its car(s) donned in a nation specific colour pattern, the starting field was usually a very bright, multicoloured scene.With this in mind, CMC has focused on the Bugatti T35 Grand Prix model, the most dominating race car of its time, to show the diversity of its existing nation specific colours.
What you are looking at is a highly detailed precision replica, where the correct colour pattern is our main focus.
The Bugatti T35 predominated the Grand Prix races like no other race car of its era. So based on this car, we would like to present to you the official country colors from those decades.
Note: We do not claim that the appearance of our model as well as its decals (starting numbers) are historically accurate. Nor do we make reference to a certain race or driver with these models.
Technical data of the original vehicle:
8-cylinder in-line-engine (double block), Overhead camshaft, 3 valves
for each cylinder, Two times Zenith-horizontal carburetor
Maximum output: 95 hp at 6,000 rpm
Displacement: 1,991 ccm
Top speed: approx. 180 km/h
Wheel base: 2,400 mm
Total length: 3,700 mm
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