It took three years for the Bugatti EB 110 SS to come out. The project was started in 1988, but it wasn’t until September of 1991 that the EB 110 made its debut at the Grande Arche de la Defense and at Versailles. The delay may have been intentional, but regardless, it was appropriate that such a beautiful model would be released on the 100 anniversary of Ettore Bugatti’s birth.
Bugatti seized the opportunity of creating a supercar to put together its most technologically advanced engine yet. The 3.5L V12 was longitudinally mid-mounted and featured 12 individual throttle bodies, four IHI turbochargers, and sixty valves. The engine also had larger injectors and two less catalytic converters. A new ECU and exhaust system were also added. The advances pumped out an impressive performance of 610 braking horsepower.
Fed through a six-speed manual gearbox to a four-wheel drive system, the EB 110 could reach 100 km per hour from 0 in just 3.26 seconds—something which the loss of 160 kilograms helped accomplish. To accomplish that weight loss, Bugatti changed the bonnet, engine cover, and venture undertray to carbon fibre. Other changes to the exterior included removing the side windows in favour of air inlet holes for the engine bay, a fixed rear wing, and brake cooling vents.
Bugatti only made 30 EB 110 SS cars, so finding an example of this supercar is extremely rare.