• The Bugatti EB110 SS Is Special In Its Own Right, But This One Has An Interesting Story

Whoever is buying it will basically get a mint-condition supercar with a twist

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There are cars so rare and revered that they rarely pop up for auction. Most often than not, these cars come from the auto industry’s stratosphere and this Bugatti EB110 SS with just 9,000 miles on the odometer is that sort of vehicle.

The Bugatti EB110 SS Is Special In Its Own Right, But This One Has An Interesting Story Exterior
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When Romano Artioli decided to revive Bugatti and bring it back to its former glory, the best statement to support the Ferrari dealer’s intentions was the introduction of a supercar. Bugatti Automobili SpA was established in October 1987, but to materialize, the EB110 needed four years of hard work from the engineers and designers hired by Artioli.

When the EB110 finally debuted, it did it on September 15, 1991, in celebration of 110 years since Ettore Bugatti’s birth on September 15, 1881. That explains the ’110’ in the supercar’s name, with ’EB’ coming from, obviously, Ettore Bugatti’s initials.

The Bugatti EB110 SS Is Special In Its Own Right, But This One Has An Interesting Story Exterior
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Other than the suggestive name, the Bugatti EB110 was an engineering masterpiece. Power came from a 3.5-liter, quad-turbo V-12 with five valves per cylinder and was sent to all four wheels through an all-wheel-drive setup. 0-100 kph (62 mph) took 3.26 seconds as per Bugatti’s literature and top speed was 351 kph (218 mph). But Artioli wanted more.

Bugatti EB110 SS specifications
Engine 3.5-liter, quad-turbo V-12
Horsepower 610 HP
Weight 1,400 kg (3,086 pounds)
0 to 62 mph 3.26 seconds
Top Speed 315 km/h (218 mph)
The Bugatti EB110 SS Is Special In Its Own Right, But This One Has An Interesting Story Exterior
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Six months after the EB100 GT was unveiled, Bugatti introduced the EB1100 SS, where SS stood for Super Sport. The Super Sport was both lighter and more powerful than the GT: power took a hike from 550 horsepower to 610 horsepower thanks to a new ECU, larger fuel injectors and a less restrictive exhaust setup, while weight was reduced by over 150 kilos (330 pounds) to 1,400 kilos (3,086 pounds) through the use of carbon-Kevlar body panels that replaced some of the aluminum ones originally fitted to the EB110 GT. Aero elements were also added, including a rear wing.

The unit listed for sale on Pistonheads is one of the 32 EB110 Super Sports ever made. What’s more, it’s one of the last five built and it comes in the iconic Blue Bugatti with a Grigio Chiaro (Italian for light grey) interior.

The Bugatti EB110 SS Is Special In Its Own Right, But This One Has An Interesting Story Exterior
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The owner also wanted the GT interior, not the SS one, but adorned with carbon fiber panels and a driver’s seat that’s two centimeters (0.8 inches) higher than the standard offering. Oh, and it also comes with a power upgrade of about 20 horsepower, so the tally now reaches 630 ponies. If that doesn’t scream uniqueness, then get this: the car has just 9,000 miles (14,484 kilometers) on the odometer and was "restored in 2019 by a marque specialist."

The Bugatti EB110 SS Is Special In Its Own Right, But This One Has An Interesting Story Exterior
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I don’t know about you, but to me, it sounds like whoever buys this car is getting an almost-new jewel of a classic supercar. It won’t be cheap, though, as EB110s normally sell for anything between $2.3 and $3 million. This is a Super Sport, though, so it could fetch even more.

Source: DK Engineering

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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Source: DK Engineering via PistonHeads

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