There are only a few companies in the world capable of producing vintage race cars from the ground up while staying absolutely true to their original design. When Audi needs a new V16 for its 1936 Auto Union C Type, they turn to in England. And when you want a brand new Type 35 Bugatti, Pur Sang of Argentina is ready to take your call.
The Type 35 is one of Bugatti's most iconic models. Ettore came up with 35 different versions of this car from 1924 to 1931, and more than 300 left the factory before he moved on with the Type 51. Needless to say, Bugatti was ahead of its time by a large margin. The 1927 Type 35 had a 2.3 liter straight-eight OHC with a cast iron block, an aluminum head, twin Solex carburetors and a Roots-style supercharger producing 5 pounds of boost. With a peak output of 140 horsepower and its crazy positive camber, these 1600 pound racers were unbeatable in period.
What's even better is that its shifter works, the brakes work, and if you're a big guy like Matt Farah, you'll still fit behind the wheel as long as you're willing to take off your shoes for the drive. Pur Sang upgraded the eight-cylinder's firing order to the one Ettore couldn't quite figure out yet in 1927, but other than that, the car is exactly like it was in the twenties. Exciting like no other.