Classic car: Bugatti EB 110 –

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Bugatti EB 110

Under Ettore Bugatti [link]

Aviation [link]

The Bugatti 100P [link]

In the 1930s, Ettore Bugatti got involved in the creation of a racer airplane. hoping to beat the Germans in the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize. This would be the Bugatti 100P. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] which never flew. It was designed by Belgian engineer Louis de Monge who had already applied Bugatti Brescia engines in his Type 7.5 lifting body.

Railways [link]

Ettore Bugatti also designed a successful motorised railcar, the Autorail (Autorail Bugatti ). [ 4 ]

The end [link]

His son, Jean Bugatti. was killed on 11 August 1939 at the age of 30, while testing a Type 57 tank-bodied race car near the Molsheim factory. Subsequently the company’s fortunes began to decline. World War II ruined the factory in Molsheim, and the company lost control of the property. During the war, Bugatti planned a new factory at Levallois in the northwestern suburbs of Paris and designed a series of new cars, including the Type 73 road car and Type 73C single seater racing car (5 built).

After World War II. a 375#160;cc supercharged car was canceled when Ettore Bugatti died on 21 August 1947. The business underwent a lingering demise, making its last appearance as a business in its own right at a Paris Motor Show in October 1952. [ 5 ]

The company attempted a comeback under Roland Bugatti in the mid-1950s with the mid-engined Type 251 race car. Designed with help from Alfa Romeo. Ferrari. and Maserati designer Gioacchino Colombo. the car failed to perform to expectations, and the company’s attempts at automobile production were halted.

In the 1960s, Virgil Exner designed a Bugatti as part of his Revival Cars project. A show version of this car was actually built by Ghia using the last Bugatti Type 101 chassis, and was shown at the 1965 Turin Motor Show. Finance was not forthcoming, and Exner then turned his attention to a revival of Stutz .

Bugatti continued manufacturing airplane parts and was sold to Hispano-Suiza (another auto maker turned aircraft supplier) in 1963. Snecma took over in 1968, later acquiring Messier. The two were merged into Messier-Bugatti in 1977.

Recent news about Bugattis [link]

On 2 January 2009, it was revealed that a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante had been found in the garage of a deceased surgeon in England. Only 17 of this model were made, all by hand. [ 6 ]

On 10 July 2009, a 1925 Bugatti Brescia Type 22 which had lain at the bottom of Lake Maggiore on the border of Switzerland and Italy for 75 years was lifted out of the water. The Mullin Museum in Oxnard, California bought it at auction for $351,343 at Bonham’s Retromobile sale in Paris in 2010.

Bugatti brand used afterwards [link]

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Bugatti Automobili SpA [link]

Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli acquired the Bugatti name in 1987, and established Bugatti Automobili SpA . The new company built a factory designed by the architect Giampaolo Benedini in Campogalliano. Italy, a town near Modena. home to other performance-car manufacturers De Tomaso. Ferrari. Pagani and Maserati .

By 1989 the plans for the new Bugatti revival were presented by Paolo Stanzani and Marcello Gandini. famous designers of the Lamborghini Miura and Countach. The first completed car was labelled the Bugatti EB110 GT, advertised as the most technically advanced sports car ever produced.

From 1992 through 1994 famed racing car designer Mauro Forghieri was technical director.

On 27 August 1993, through his holding company, ACBN Holdings S.A. of Luxembourg. Romano Artioli purchased the Lotus car company from General Motors. The acquisition brought together two of the greatest historical names in automotive racing, and plans were made for listing the company’s shares on international stock exchanges.

Bugatti also presented in 1993 the prototype of a large saloon called the EB112.

By the time the EB110 came to market the North American and European economies were in recession, and operations ceased in September 1995. A model specific to the United States market called the Bugatti America was in the preparatory stages when the company closed. Bugatti’s liquidators sold Lotus to Proton of Malaysia.

In 1997 German manufacturer Dauer Racing bought the EB110 license and remaining parts stock to Bugatti in order to produce five more EB110 SS units, although they were greatly refined by Dauer. The factory was later sold to a furniture-making company, which also collapsed before they were able to move in, leaving the building unoccupied. [ 7 ] The company Dauer Sportwagen stopped producing Supercars. All original Bugatti parts especially the high performance parts of the EB110SS and the equipment were bought in 2011 by the company Toscana-Motors GmbH (Kaiserslautern /Germany ).

Perhaps the most famous Bugatti EB110 owner was racing driver Michael Schumacher. seven-time Formula One World Champion. who bought the EB110 in 1994 while racing for the Benetton team. In 2003 Schumacher sold the car—which had been repaired after a severe crash the year he bought it—to Modena Motorsport, a Ferrari service and race preparation garage in Germany.

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