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1936 Auto Union Type C V16 Sound In Action at Festival of Speed 2018!
Goodwood FoS is always full of surprises and rare pearls. This is the Auto Union Type C, a GP car from 1936 powered by a supercharged 6.0-litre V16 engine that was able to produce 520hp at 5,000 rpm and reach a top speed of 340 km/h.

Designed by Ferdinand Porsche the car was possibly the most innovative pre-war race car featuring an unusual rear mid-engine layout with the driver sitting in front of it (at the time the front engine + rear-driver layout was considered the state of the art). The fuel tank was placed in the center and thanks to those “innovations”, concessions for the drive shaft and transmission tunnel were no longer necessary.
Due to the 40/60 weight distribution and the massive engine power the car tended to oversteer (it was known to produce wheel spin at speeds as high as 100 mph).

Driven by Bernt Rosemeyer Hans Stuck, Ernst von Delius and Achille Varzi it was the most successful German racing car, winning three of the five Grand Prix races, half of the circuit races and all the hill-climbs that Auto Union entered.

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– Camcorder: Canon Legria HF G40 + Canon DM-100 Microphone
– Event: Festival of Speed 2018
– Where: Goodwood, England

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