1995 Bugatti EB110 SS
The Bugatti EB110 Super Sport
The Bugatti EB110 GT started development in 1988, being unveiled on the 15th September 1991, exactly 100 years after Ettore Bugatti’s birth, hence the name ‘EB110’. The unveiling was in Paris, at both the Grande Arche de la Defense and at Versailles, ensuring the world’s media took note.
This was not just another 1990’s supercar, this was a car designed to push boundaries, from both technical and design aspects. The carbon fibre monocoque was cutting-edge for the automotive industry at the time.
For its ultimate supercar, Bugatti built its most technologically advanced engine. The longitudinally mid-mounted, 3.5 litre V12 engine was fed through 12 individual throttle bodies, four IHI turbochargers and sixty valves, with drive being delivered through a six-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive.
Bugatti built a mere 84 EB110 GT’s, however they saved their most extreme engineering for the EB110 Super Sport, which delivered a colossal 610 bhp and a staggering 0-100 km/h time of only 3.26 seconds. The SS engine featured larger injectors and a new exhaust system with two-fewer catalytic converters and a new ECU. Announced at the Geneva motor salon six months after the EB110 GT, increased power was not the only improvement for the SS, the team also put the EB110 on a strict weight-loss, saving over one hundred and sixty kilograms!
The EB110 SS also featured a revised exterior, with the fitment of a fixed rear wing, brake cooling vents located behind the front wheels and a more aggressive front bumper which incorporated an aerodynamic blade. The bonnet, engine cover and venturi undertray were now carbon fibre, again the focus being to improve performance through reduced weight. The side windows were also removed and replaced with five air inlet holes for the engine bay.
Paying homage to the pre-war Bugatti Type 55, the SS also benefitted from new BBS cast magnesium rims, with pedals and cam covers also now magnesium components. Improvements were not limited to the engine and exterior, the interior was also enhanced with leather Recaro seats and simplified transmission tunnel, all to reduce weight and create an even sportier feel for both driver and passenger.
In total, Bugatti built around only 30 EB110 SS, making this without doubt one of the rarest, and most technologically advanced supercars.
This Bugatti EB110 SS
The car offered here, chassis 39040 is understood to be the final EB110 SS built by the Bugatti factory, having been ordered in February 1995, and completed in September the same year. Finished in Grigio Chiaro Met with a two-tone interior, this car was retained by, and registered to, Bugatti Automobili SPA in September 1996, being assigned the Italian registration ‘AM 390 LA’. Copies of this original title are contained within the car’s history file.
In April 1997, Bugatti Automobili S.p.A’s creditors auctioned the assets at the Modena factory, with a company based in Luxembourg buying this EB110 SS, displaying a mere 300 kms. The car remained in this ownership until 2003, at which point it was serviced and noted as displaying only 1,130 kms, being sold to its current Italian owner. Registered on Italian license ‘CF 583 ND’, the car was featured in EVO Magazine, alongside the famed B Engineering Edonis in April 2005. In 2015, this car was serviced with new engine oil, oil filter, gearbox oil, differential oil, brake fluid and air filters.
Today, this low-mileage, single private-owner Bugatti EB110 SS represents an ultra-rare opportunity to obtain one of the most coveted supercars of all time. Genuinely useable, the silky-smooth V12-powered EB110 SS is a superbly honed machine, still offering stunning performance.
If you are looking for confirmation, lets rewind to February 1994 when Michael Schumacher tested a Jaguar XJ220, Porsche 911 Turbo, Lamborghini Diablo VT, Ferrari F40 and Bugatti EB110 GT for a German magazine. Shortly after the test, Schumacher put his hand in his own pocket and famously bought a yellow Bugatti EB110 Super Sport – is there any higher accolade than being the car of choice for the world’s most successful Formula One driver?
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