Monday, February 7, 2011

Lost archives: 1971 Type 105

Developed in the late 1960's the type 105, was an attempt by Roland Bugatti to restart the companies civilian and racing automotive activities. The type 105 was to reclaim Bugatti's racing heritage through innovation and  lightweight design. Unheralded at the time Bugatti hired an F1 aerodynamic engineer to help optimize and design the vehicle. This led to the creation of what by most is regarded as the first production car with aerodynamics not just slip streaming. Ultimately the Can-am series folded before a serious Bugatti effort could be started, relegating the Type 105 to the history books.

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