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A 3L V12 TAZIO NUVOLARI DROVE...

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by pastmaster, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. pastmaster

    pastmaster Formula Junior

    Feb 5, 2006
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    Alma, Michigan USA
    HI Friends,

    I am up late and all night with a lot of pain in my foot, and I can't sleep because of the pain. It's a tough night.

    Been exploring on youtube and saw this on a 3 liter V12 Auto-Union, that Tazio Nuvolari, has driven, and Alain De Cadenet drove, in his show, Victory by Design.

    Hope it's not out of place here...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDkg9lZV3nY

    Ciao...Paolo
     
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  3. Brakefade

    Brakefade Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2007
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    That thing is a monster. I can't even imagine how loud it must actually be.
     
  4. italiancars

    italiancars F1 Rookie

    Apr 18, 2004
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    The car was at Monterey if I remember correctly in '99, driven by Albereto. A friend who was the marketing director for Audi at the time, told me when they were restoring the cars. They analyzed the aluminum used and found it was the quality of a modern lawn chair. They leaked fluid all over the place until everything heated up and the metal expanded.

    Nuvolari drove the car sitting on a pillow to see.
     
  5. ianjem

    ianjem Karting

    Oct 21, 2004
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    cool... kinda like an SR-71!
     
  6. TooTall

    TooTall Karting

    Sep 15, 2006
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    #5 TooTall, Mar 28, 2008
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    I think it was Emanuele Pirro in the A-U at Monterey. He sure looks like Nuvolari in this shot.

    Cheers,
    Kurt O.

    (photo copyright Kurt Oblinger, all rights reserved)
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  8. ferraridude615

    ferraridude615 F1 Veteran

    May 4, 2006
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    That thing is a monster, I'd be scared to drive it.
     
  9. italiancars

    italiancars F1 Rookie

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    There were a couple of A-U there that particular year. I don't recall if Pirro was there or not, but Albereto was (one of?) the Drivers for the Audi owned cars. He was killed a few months later testing an Audi in Germany. I have pictures somewhere of Albereto standing next to the car. Hard to tell whose is behind the wheel of the D-type in that shot.
     
  10. classic308

    classic308 F1 Veteran

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    560 hp on rubber band tires....bet the traction control kept things in check ;)!!!
     
  11. Brakefade

    Brakefade Formula Junior

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    #9 Brakefade, Mar 29, 2008
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    This is the King of all monsters though. The 1935 Bimotore. Two motors. One in the front and one in the back. Total displacement 6.3L and about 530 HP. Nuvolari also drove this thing, and was clocked at over 200 MPH. Men back then were born with some big cajones. I don't think you could get any of the current F1 drivers to drive this thing full blast 'round the Nurburgring.
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  13. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

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    Yeah the Auto Union cars are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME cars! So many technical advancements and innovations. So much power and speed. Even today they are still technically amazing with incredible performance. I have never seen one in person, but I sure hope to some day. That Bimotor is unbelievable, I've never heard of it till recently. I definately have a lot of cool motoring research and reading to do.
     

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