“At the time it was a gang,” says Romano Artioli, the man behind the brief revival of Bugatti in its modern form in the early 1990s with the quad-turbo EB110. He claims that rival carmakers shut him out of business. “The Mafia was a troop of boy scouts in comparison.”
[The new Bugatti Chiron will be faster, sure, but will it be as bizarre as its grandfather, the 1990s EB110? Photo Credit: Bugatti]
Usually Chris Harris can contain himself. He’s English, after all. He has manners and restraint. Not this time. Not when the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport is involved.
That’s mostly because it was one man’s dream turned into reality at 212mph, not a giant global carmaker’s interpretation of the whole Death Star idea.
But it was Italian, and could do 220 mph. Any guesses?
The Bugatti EB110 was the most advanced supercar of its time and the Super Sport version seen here attacked the tarmac with 612 horsepower in 1992. But what about the EB112 sedan?
A massive building with broken windows. A large but empty piece of tarmac somewhere in Michigan. A hidden test track in the woods. There are so many abandoned car factories in the world that selecting the ten most unbelievable was a challenge, but here they are.
Welcome to Forgotten Cars, where we highlight fascinating cars and engines that are obscure, unrecognized and lost to the passage of time.
We're huge fans of the quad-turbo V12 Bugatti EB110, the Veyron's estranged father. Until now we'd never seen one do a burnout.
To celebrate their 100th anniversary in the air cargo business, Lufthansa's pulled together a gallery of fascinating cars they’ve made airborne over the years. Lamborghini Diablo? Check. Bugatti EB110? Check. Ferrari F1 cars for Niki Lauda and Michael Schumacher? Check and check—and check out the full gallery.
If one likes supercars, a first visit to Modena is loaded with subtle anticipation. There is surely a Ferrari parked on every medieval corner! The truth is stranger, more subtle, and rather more obscure. It is a Bugatti that looks nothing like a Bugatti.
A septuagenarian businessman from Florida has lots of money and apparently no driving skills, having wrecked ten exotics, including a Ford Indigo concept car, an EB110, and a Yenko Camaro. The full list is incredible. [WreckedExotics]
Let's be honest. We don't really care when a Lamborghini Gallardo or Ferrari 612 catches on fire, but this? This is different. Destroying a Bugatti EB110 should be punishable by death. Unfortunately, it's pretty safe.
While the current hypercar mega-star, the Bugatti Veyron, may be a very impressive piece of machinery, the kids today often forget all about its predecessor. Yes, we're talking about the good ol' EB110, from the decade that brought us the Ferrari F50, Porsche 911 GT1, and McLaren F1. Since then, we've moved onwards…