Bugatti EB110 GT
The Bugatti EB110 GT prototype was launched to great fanfare at Versailles on 11 Septembe 1991, more than a year before production cars could be delivered. Despite its remarkable 213 mph performance and price-no-object design, the car was launched during a worldwide economic recession, during which the market for expensive supercars quickly evaporated. When the company was dissolved and the assets sold to Jochen Dauer, just 115 cars had been built, including 84 EB110 GTs, as well as prototypes and racing variants. Dauer completed another 11 from partially completed cars as well.
Gandini and Stanzani developed the engine, an astonishing 561-horsepower with four turbos (an industry first), and revolutionised the modern super car market. It featured a V-12, DOHC fuel-injected, centrally located engine, a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. Aside from its multiple turbos, the EB110 was also the first production car with a fully carbon fibre chassis, and despite its sporting character, it also featured a sophisticated and roomy leather interior, air conditioning and very tractable road manners.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2009 at the Battersea Evolution, London and in May of 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
560 bhp, 3,500 cc twin-cam V12 engine with quad IHI turbo-charging and Bugatti fuel injection, all-wheel drive, six-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 100.4"
Source: RM Auctions
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