Bugatti EB 110 SS Driven by Chris Harris: Video
The Bugatti EB110 and its follow-up, the EB110 SS, were truly amazing cars that sometimes get overlooked when we look back at that era, for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that incarnation of Bugatti went under. It does seem as though a company going under would be the result of its building a bad product, and logical though this might be, the reality is of course more complicated. The other reason why you might overlook it is when it came out in the early ’90s it was right at the tail end of the 1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40 and right before the reign of the McLaren F1. Being a great car sandwiched in between two groundbreaking ones is a good ticket to obscurity.
Very few of any sort of EB110s were built, but the rarest of all are the SS models. Chris Harris was recently given the opportunity to drive one before it went up for auction, and in the video he gives his impressions while driving it. It should come as no great surprise that he absolutely loved it and all of its yellowness.
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The EB110 SS had 610 horsepower, a tremendous amount in 1992, and especially for a car from a boutique manufacturer without the development money of, say, Volkswagen. Don’t let the dated styling fool you, this was a very advanced car. As Chris Harris will mention, things like turbo lag are a very noticeable issue in this car. That’s no different from anything else with a turbocharger at the time, but when you’re talking about a car with four of them, well... It’s still an incredible car, and one that many of us will unfortunately never be able to drive, so it was enjoyable to watch Chris take his first ever drive in one.
Read more about the EB 110 SS here.