Europe, Germany, Saxony, Zwickau city, The August Horch Museum, old Bolide Auto Union Flèche d'Argent type C, 1934-1939 Le Mans, Ferdinand Porsche, then employed by Auto Union, is the first to look into this new project. Porsche developed an imposing "bolide" for the era: the chassis is entirely new, using aluminum beams in which the cooling water passes, the suspension uses A torsion bar, the gearbox is greased under pressure and the engine is a compressor V16. The presence of only three camshafts and 16 valves controlled by rods and tumblers from a common shaft testifies

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Europe, Germany, Saxony, Zwickau city, The August Horch Museum, old Bolide Auto Union Flèche d'Argent type C, 1934-1939 Le Mans, Ferdinand Porsche, then employed by Auto Union, is the first to look into this new project. Porsche developed an imposing "bolide" for the era: the chassis is entirely new, using aluminum beams in which the cooling water passes, the suspension uses A torsion bar, the gearbox is greased under pressure and the engine is a compressor V16. The presence of only three camshafts and 16 valves controlled by rods and tumblers from a common shaft testifies
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Image ID: KJ039Y
Europe, Germany, Saxony, Zwickau city, The August Horch Museum, old Bolide Auto Union Flèche d'Argent type C, 1934-1939 Le Mans, Ferdinand Porsche, then employed by Auto Union, is the first to look into this new project. Porsche developed an imposing "bolide" for the era: the chassis is entirely new, using aluminum beams in which the cooling water passes, the suspension uses A torsion bar, the gearbox is greased under pressure and the engine is a compressor V16. The presence of only three camshafts and 16 valves controlled by rods and tumblers from a common shaft testifies