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Tatra 77Czechoslovakia 1934Innovative impulseHydraulic brakes, fully independent suspension, rear engine with air and oil cooling, a streamlined body without running boards: In 1934, the Tatra 77 provides a concentrated pulse of innovation for the automobile world. When it was first introduced, it was regarded as the most modern mass-produced car in the world.Hans LedwinkaFrom 1921 until 1945, Hans Ledwinka characterises Tatra, a car and carriage construction company, with his unconventional designs. Ledwinka’s specialities are independent axles, air-cooled engines and aerodynamic bodies. Dust nuisanceA streamlined prototype had been in existence since 1931. The reason for this was the dust problem on the gravelled roads. In dry weather, the cars produce huge clouds of dust that restrict vision for several minutes and cover everything in a coat of white dust. A streamlined shape should remedy this problem.
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    Czechoslovakia 1934
    Innovative impulse
    Hydraulic brakes, fully independent ...

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  • Tatra 77
    Czechoslovakia 1934

    Innovative impulse
    Hydraulic brakes, fully independent suspension, rear engine with air and oil cooling, a streamlined body without running boards: In 1934, the Tatra 77 provides a concentrated pulse of innovation for the automobile world. When it was first introduced, it was regarded as the most modern mass-produced car in the world.

    Hans Ledwinka
    From 1921 until 1945, Hans Ledwinka characterises Tatra, a car and carriage construction company, with his unconventional designs. Ledwinka’s specialities are independent axles, air-cooled engines and aerodynamic bodies.

    Dust nuisance
    A streamlined prototype had been in existence since 1931. The reason for this was the dust problem on the gravelled roads. In dry weather, the cars produce huge clouds of dust that restrict vision for several minutes and cover everything in a coat of white dust. A streamlined shape should remedy this problem.
  • Inventory No.VHS-5769
  • LocationHalle Strassenverkehr, Schaulager
  • Original/modelOriginal-Fahrzeug
  • Object typeObject (three-dimensional)
  • Manufacturer/operatorTatra (Tatra-Werke) (*1923), Manufacturer
    Ledwinka Hans (1878 - 1967), Konstrukteur/in oder Monteur/in
  • Dating1934
  • Object weightL x B x H 500 x 165 x 150 cm
    Leergewicht 1700 kg
  • Number of crew1
  • Number of passengers5
  • Type of propulsionInternal combustion piston engine (petrol)
  • Engine designFour-stroke, V, Air cooling
  • Capacity (l)2.970
  • Number of cylinders8
  • Power (kW)45.5
  • Speed (rpm)3200
  • Top speed (km/h)150