The Bugatti EB110 Becomes 30 Years Old
Italian businessman Romano Artioli vowed to revive Bugatti in 1980. He acquired the rights to the Bugatti name when he was only 20-year-old. Then he commissioned a new factory in Campogalliano, Italy. The Bugatti EB110 was the brainchild of this Italian entrepreneur.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the unveiling of the Bugatti EB110. Artioli’s Automobiles company unveiled the EB110 in 1991 in Paris. It was one of the most extreme supercars during that time. It offered a quad-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-12 along with carbon-fiber bodywork. It also had the all-wheel-drive that ensure a novelty for road cars.
The V-12 for a standard version of EB110 was 552 hp while the SuperSport version comes with 592 hp. Bugatti quoted 218-mph top speed and 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds which was an impressive performance indeed. It was considered the world’s fastest production car.
However, Artioli experienced many financial issues after an investment in Lotus. Bugatti went into bankruptcy and a total of 128 cars were completed before production ended. Later Germany’s Dauer completed a handful of additional cars by using spare chassis.