Long before the Veyron shocked the automotive world, Bugatti built a quad-turbo AWD supercar with no compromises: the EB110. It was released after Italian business magnate and Ferrari dealer Romano Artioli bought the rights to Bugatti in 1987 with the hopes of reviving the brand.
The EB110’s name is derived from Ettore Bugatti, and was launched on Sept.15, 1991, 110 years after his birth. French aerospace company Aérospatiale was contracted to build a lightweight carbon fiber chassis with aluminum body panels.
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Former Lamborghini engineers designed a small but potent 3.5L V12. With five valves per cylinder and four turbochargers, it was one of the most efficient engines of the 90’s. Coupled with a true six speed manual, 560 hp was sent to all corners with a 70/30% rear bias. This triple differential system was ahead of its time and propelled the car to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and to a top speed of 212 mph.
Only 139 were produced until 1995, and due to the extreme power, several have been lost to inexperienced drivers. This car set the stage for the Veyron, and the rest is history. Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, don’t let it get away.
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