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Bugatti EB 110

MOTORING Bugatti EB 110

With its edge technology and superlative the Bugatti EB110 was a marvellous of automobile engineering. And, it was a predecessor to the Veyron

By Sony Deputy Editor, wheels

18, 2012

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In the automobile world, a heritage alone will not survival, let alone success. No historic brand would seen the kind of ups and downs French carmaker Bugatti had in its than a century long Despite some brilliant of automotive genius over the the marque struggled to recover financial casualties and was on the verge of into oblivion, before AG came in with a long and the almighty Veyron.

Although the Veyron’s overwhelming eclipsed all the other models the brand had produced over the there’s one that stands out for its engineering brilliance and performance was way ahead of its time. It’s the EB110, which was the most attempt before the Veyron at the ailing brand. Although it in bringing any kind of financial to the company, the technological marvel in keeping the name alive the German behemoth took the reins.

Bugatti EB 110

The EB110 was born shortly Italian billionaire Romano bought the rights to the Bugatti in the Eighties. A long-time Ferrari Artioli wanted to make a car was more advanced than any or Lamborghini to mark Ettore 110th birthday in 1991. To end, he sourced the best available in Italy including Lamborghini engineers.

The design was penned by none than the great Marcello who at that time was at the peak of his having done the Lamborghini and the Countach. Work started on the project as early as 1987, as Artioli wanted it, everything the car was superlative. Tyres were Michelins while the engine was by oil specially developed by Elf.

The engine, developed by Paolo had four IHI Turbochargers and five per cylinder, and was mated to a six-speed and an all-wheel drive system three differentials. The EB110‘s was made entirely from aluminium panels, which mounted on a carbon fibre chassis, specially built by aviation company Aerospatiale. the EB110GT was the first car ever to a carbon fibre monocoque

All this was wrapped in the … and exterior which also Gandini’s celebrated flip-up from the Countach. After its in Paris in 1991, the Bugatti GT underwent official acceleration and tests and was homologated at a speed of which was a world record for a road car at the time.

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Only 139 were built until when production ceased, and out of around 30 were built to SS That means, even if lucky to see someone willing to their EB110 – Schumacher his in 2010, by the way – you’re looking at out anything in the range of Dh1 million to 1.5

But what that will buy you is a that can still hold its own some modern day supercars.

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