Bugatti EB 110 SS (Super Sport) 1992-1995
In 1987 Romano Artioli, an Italian Ferrari distributor, decided to recreate the Bugatti car manufacturer. Bugatti was a famous automobile company founded by Ettore Bugatti and that produced luxury and sports racing cars from 1909 to 1947. (See Bugatti Brand Car Reviews for further illustration and information).
Romano Artioli acquired the right for the Bugatti name and prepared a new factory in Campogalliano in northern Italy. A team of specialists, including Ingeniere Paolo Stanzini and designer Marcello Gandini, was involved in the development of a new supercar. Paolo Stanzini and Marcello Gandini had previously worked together, for instance, for Ferruccio Lamborghini, in the preparation of the Lamborghini Miura or the Lamborghini Countach.
A brand new 3.5 Litre V12 aluminium engine was developed for the Bugatti EB 110 project. The car was conceived with all wheel drive transmission for an optimized transfer of the power to the road. The engine is mounted longitudinally in front of the rear axle. It is connected with a six-speed transmission.
|Marcello Gandini's project for the Bugatti EB110 was proposed for auction Sale by Christie's at 2003 Retromobile Show in Paris.
||Giugiaro Ital Design 'project for the Bugatti EB 110 was exhibited at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show.
Marcello Gandini proposed a berlinetta body that was completed in a full scale clay model. This clay model was proposed for auction sale by Christie's at 2003 Retromobile Show in Paris. It was not sold.
Giorgetto Giugiaro with his Ital Design studio also proposed a berlinetta project ID90 exhibited as full scale clay model at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show.
The car designation EB110 comes from Ettore Bugatti and 110 years anniversary of the birth of Ettore Bugatti. The exact date for such anniversary was September 15th 1991 and it became the target date for an official launch in Paris at the business place La Defense.
Romano Artioli interrupted his collaboration with Stanzini and Gandini and hired Giampolo Bedini to complete the car development and prepare the factory to produce it.
The project EB110 design was refined with a purpose to better recall the Bugatti style tradition, in particular a horse shoe front air intake. A 72 Litre capacity for luggage is available between the seats and the engine in mid centre position.
The 3.5 Litre V12 of the EB110 was equipped with four IHI turbochargers and produced originally 550 hp at 8000 rpm. 95 Bugatti EB110 and 31 EB110 Super Sport were produced. The EB110 SS for Super Sport version introduced in 1992 had an engine power reaching 600 hp and was 50 kg lighter.
The car structure was made of carbon fibre and was developed by Aerospatiale and produced by Composite Aquitaine. The body is mainly made of aluminium panels. The doors are scissor type that open vertically.
Claimed top speed was 350 kph (217 mph) and standing start acceleration o to 100 kph (62 mph) was announced at 3,5 seconds.
Length 4404 mm, width 1940 mm, height 1125 mm. wheelbase 2550 mm.
The Bugatti EB110 SS in this article were proposed for auction sale by Artcurial during Retromobile Show in Paris. The blue version with 14.000 km was the personal car of Romano
Artioli and the 31st and last Bugatti EB110 SS produced in 1995. The car was sold for 448.890 Euros at Retromobile in 2013.
For the Retromobile 2016 edition, Artcurial proposed two 1995 Bugatti EB 110 SS. One was a specially prepared competition version intended for American IMSA or European Le Mans 24 Hours. The car was sold for 941.700 Euros while the other EB110 S used in 1995 for a ice track speed record (296 kph or 184 mph) was sold for 928.800 Euros.
Wallpapers: Bugatti EB 110 SS (Super Sport) 1992-1995 (click on image to enlarge)