Remember the nugget of pure awesome that was the Bugatti EB110 ? Don’t worry if you don’t, as likely three-quarters of the world doesn’t remember the short-lived predecessor to the Veyron, which saw only 139 examples from 1991 through 1995. If you don’t remember that then you definitely don’t remember the lighter and more powerful EB110 Super Sport that was available in 1992.
For those that don’t know of it, the 1992 EB110 SS pumped 603 horsepower from its 3.5-liter V-12 engine. It blasted from 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3.2 seconds and had a top speed of 348 km/h (216 mph). All of this during the dark ages of the supercar, the early 1990s. To put this in perspective, the Lamborghini Diablo could only muster up 425 horsepower, hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, and had a 202 mph top speed. So, yeah, the EB110 SS was bad-ass.
Because of how rare it is, you will likely never see one in person, let alone see one do a burn out and be driven like a real supercar. Well, we’re here to give you that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, through the power of interweb video!
The above video is chock-full of awesome tire smoldering, hard driving and all sorts of sweet small displacement V-12 engine noises. Kick back, crank up the volume, and enjoy!
Believe it or not, Bugatti actually had a rather long and roller-coaster-like lifespan before the Veyron was ever a glimmer in Volkswagen AG’s eyes. In fact, Bugatti outdates its ownership group by roughly 28 years, as VW was founded in 1937 and Bugatti in 1909. Unlike VW, though, Bugatti never fully recovered from WWII, and fizzled away into automotive has-been in the 1950s, despite a few ailed comebacks in the late-`50s and early `60s.
When Romano Artioli bought the rights to the Bugatti name, his first release under the newly acquired name was the extremely advanced 1991 Bugatti EB110 GT . Unfortunately, the EB110 GT, despite its advancements, never really took off, which was mostly attributed to the global recession at the time taking its toll on the automotive industry.
The EB110 GT lasted through the 1995 model year, but only a total of 84 of them were ever built within those five model years. In addition to the 84 completed models, there were 11 incomplete models that were purchased by B Engineering during Bugatti’s bankruptcy proceedings, which later became the basis for the Edonis sports car.
As you can see, the EB110 GT had a storied and tragically short life that was chock-full of unrealized potential, due to economic woes. Well, RM Auctions is giving you a chance to own a piece of Bugatti history by offering up a 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT in Monaco from May 11th to 12th, 2012.
How does this one technical marvel stand up to today’s supercars and is it really worth picking up with all of the supercars available?
Click past the jump for the answers in our complete review.
In its lifetime, only 95 models of the Bugatti EB 110 GT were ever made. First built in the early 90s, the EB 110 GT is now a treasured vehicle by collectors and aficionados alike. While some models have been sold by a number of famous owners, the EB 110 GT remains a rare bird in a flock of exotics.
The rare supercar is powered by a quad-turbocharged 3.5-liter V12 engine that produces 550 horsepower with a ‘north to 60’ time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 214 mph.
Finding one that’s being sold is hard enough on its own. But finding one that’s being sold and is in tip-top condition with little mileage on its odometer is an entirely different matter. That’s why we were caught by surprise when the last of the 95 EB 110 GTs found its way into the classifieds recently.
Specially built with a custom ordered Formula Black Metallic paint finish and a full tan leather interior with navy accents, this particular EB 100 GT is being sold in California by Canepa Design. Exclusivity and performance capabilities notwithstanding, what makes this EB 110 GT all the more attractive to any prospective buyer is that it remains in factory condition despite its age, having less than 1,000 miles – 939 to be exact – on its odometer.
For pricing inquiries, you can give Canepa Collections a ring at (831) 430-9940.
And you thought the Veyron was the ultimate definition of high-powered Bugatti awesomeness? Some of you might think so, but there are those people that would beg to differ.
Before the Veyron catapulted Bugatti into mainstream consciousness, one of its predecessors, the EB 110 , was the quintessential Bugatti supercar. Built in honor of the brand’s founder Eltore Bugatti, the EB 110 signaled the brand’s return to prominence in the early 90’s after 40 years of inactivity.
In this video, we have the two Bugatti machines that have defined our generation: the EB 110 and the Veyron. Despite the Veyron’s standing as one of the most expensive and sought-after supercars of this generation, those who know their Bugatti history will understand that no matter what a Veyron does, it can’t hold a candle to a burnout-performing EB 110. Just goes to show that an upstart still has a long way to go to capture the awesomeness of its predecessor.
Bugatti unveiled the EB 110 to honor Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday (this is where the name comes from). It was powered by a 3.5-liter V12 with dual overhead camshafts and produced an impressive 550 HP. The SS version (Super Sport or Sport Stradale) developed a total of 715 HP and was limited to only 33 units.
One of those illustrious vehicles was owned by Michael Schumacher. Of course, that is, until recently. His sparkling, one of a kind yellow Bugatti is now available for sale on JamesList. The EB 110 comes from a high class collection and was never even used. The 2875 miles on it are proof that this baby barely saw the road. So, if anyone is in the market for a mint condition Bugatti EB 110 and has $745,680 to invest in a supreme automobile; this is your chance.
Bugatti only produced 139 examples of the EB110 super car. Priced at $2 Million, this Bugatti EB is most definitely one of the most unique vehicles in the world. However, now there is one less in existence. One of them bit the dust during the 2009 Bavaria Moscow City Racing event held on the public streets around the Kremlin.
The accident took place during the second supercar parade with a Russian man behind the wheel with his "supermodel girlfriend" sitting in the passenger seat. Thankfully they are both O.K. However we cannot say the same about the car.
The EB110 is powered by a 3.5 Liter quad-turbo V12 that produces 542 HP which allows the vehicle to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 213 MPH.
With the Bugatti EB 218, the Volkswagen Group is presenting a new and fascinating vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show 1999 - a vehicle which will set new technical and aesthetic standards. The EB 218 follows on from the design and technical standards of the EB 118 study, which was shown at the Paris Motor Show 1998. The EB118 was produced by Giorgetto Giugiaro / ItalDesign under contract from Volkswagen and has been further developed to make this unmistakable four door saloon.
At the end of 2003 the first 21st-century Bugatti, a blend of traditional craftsmanship and ultra-modern industrial production, will leave the factory - the Bugatti EB 16Â·4 Veyron, a production car of exceptionally unusual design that will be based on the design study of the same name displayed by BUGATTI Automobiles S.A.S. at the 72nd Geneva Motor Show in 2002.
The Bugatti EB 118 show car debuted in 1998. It featured a 6.2 liter turbocharged W18 engine that produced 555 hp and 479 lbs-ft. It had permanent all wheel drive. The design of the car was intended to echo the 1931 Bugatti Type 50, and it features a longitudinal groove echoing the Bugatti Atlantic.
When Ettore Bugatti died in 1947, the Bugatti Company ceased production. The long, historic, and prestigious lineage of the famous Bugatti Company was no more. That is until 1989 when an Italian entrepreneur named Romano Artioli purchased the rights to the Bugatti name and began automobile production in an area north of Modena, Italy.