1991 Bugatti EB110 GT
Wealthy entrepreneur Romano Artioli revived the Bugatti name in 1991 with and named the new car in honor of Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday. At the time is was the most exotic supercar available on the market. With talent from Italy, Artioli made sure the performance potential and specification was far beyond that available from Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche.
Having a successful Ferrari dealership, Artioli sourced almost all of his talent from Italy and the car was built in Campogalliano near Modena, Italy. Designer Marcello Gandini was brought on board, probably because of the excellent work he did on the Lamborghini Miura and Countach. Furthermore much of the drive-line and systems were designed by former Lamborghini engineers.
The project began in 1987 with a silver styling buck that was completed in 1988. This laid out Gandini’s basic shape which included flip-up doors from his Countach. Leading up to the first pre-production prototype in 1991, several aluminum-chassis cars were used to test the new engine.
Technical Director Paolo Stanzani was responsible for the new engine which had many exotic features including 4 IHI Turbochargers and 5-valves per cylinder and a complex AWD system. Furthermore, the chassis was sourced from Aerospatiale France and made out of carbon fiber.
After five years of planning and testing, Bugatti launched the first EB110 in Paris, at the Place de la Défense. Around 125 to 150 cars were made and around 30 of those were built to SS specification.
The EB110 GT is Bugatti’s first new model, marking the renaissance of the famous Marque that dominated motor racing and design in the early 20th century. This Bugatti project is the revival of the spirit of Modernism which characterised the life and work of Ettore Bugatti (1881 – 1947). In May 1992 at the Nardo test track in Southern Italy, the Bugatti EB110 GT underwent official acceleration and performance tests. The car achieved, and was consequently officially homologated at a speed of 342 km/h. a world record for a homologated production road car. only now overtaken by its Sister, the EB110 Sport Stradale. The impressive engine performance may be exploited to its full potential through the 4-wheel drive system, with its three differentials and 6-speed transmission.
Bugatti Automobile partner companies have supplied Bugatti with optimum components: Aerospatiale France helped to develop the carbon fibre chassis, creating a light but exceptionally sturdy and rigid structure. Elf has developed an ecological lubricant with special biodegradable characteristics which ensures the long life of mechanical components but with minimum environmental impact. Michelin has custom built the most advanced tyres which, together with the 4-wheel drive system ensure exceptional road holding and safe handling even at the highest speeds. The interior of the ear is fully trimmed in finest quality hide including matching luggage. Nakamichi have assisted in the development of the in-car entertainment system.
The Bugatti EB110 GT is covered by a special assistance scheme. It comprises of a 3 year contract, covering all routine servicing (including consumable parts such as brakes and tyres) together with continuous technical updating which will allow the owner to have future innovations systematically installed in his car.
Pictures & Gallery
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Specs & Performance
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1991 – 1995|
|built at||Campogalliano, Italy|
|body stylist||Marcello Gandini|
|price $||$ 350,000|
|aspiration||4 IHI Turbochargers|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 5 Valves / Cyl|
|fuel feed||Bugatti Multipoint Electronic Enjection|
|displacement||3500 cc / 213.6 in³|
|bore||81.0 mm / 3.19 in|
|stroke||56.6 mm / 2.23 in|
|power||412 kw / 552.5 bhp @ 8000 rpm|
|specific output||157.86 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||309.18 bhp per tonne|
|torque||611 nm / 450.6 ft lbs @ 3750 rpm|
|body / frame||Aluminium Body Carbon Fibre Tub Chassis w/Integrated Roll Cage|
|wheel type||BBS Forged Aluminum|
|front tires||245/40ZR-18 Michelin Pilot SX MXX3|
|rear tires||325/30ZR-18 Michelin Pilot SX MXX3|
|front brakes||Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Floating Calipers, Vacuum Assist, ABS|
|rear brakes||Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Floating Calipers, Vacuum Assist, ABS|
|front wheels||F 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18.0 x 9.0 in|
|rear wheels||R 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18.0 x 12.0 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones w/Pull-Road Actuated Spring/Damper Units|
|r suspension||Double Wishbones w/Double Coil Springs, Damper Units|
|curb weight||1787 kg / 3940 lbs|
|wheelbase||2550 mm / 100.4 in|
|front track||1549 mm / 61.0 in|
|rear track||1618 mm / 63.7 in|
|length||4399 mm / 173.2 in|
|width||1941 mm / 76.4 in|
|height||1115 mm / 43.9 in|
|gear ratios||3.76:1, 2.52:1, 1.83:1, 1.42:1, 1.15:1, 0.95:1|
|top speed||~342 kph / 212.38 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.4 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~9.1 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~12.5 seconds|
|0 – 100 kph||~3.46 seconds|
|fuel capacity||120 litres or 31.68 gal|
Auction Sales History
1993 Bugatti EB110 GTZA9AB01E0PCD39031 – sold for €280,000 Bugatti’s ground-breaking 1990s supercar. One of just 139 examples produced. Just 24,000 kilometres from new. Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions
1994 Bugatti EB110 GT – did not sell for €200,000 The car presented here is offered from private European ownership, where it has shared space with a 650-horsepower EB110 SS, among other valuable and historic motor cars. The owner has described his EB110 GT as mechanically perfect and its cosmetic condition as superb. Chassis no. 39052 was serviced in April, 2011 at B. Engineering in Campogalliano, Italy (which is staffed by the car’s original build team), at a cost of €11,800 ($15,575). The total mileage covered to date is only 16,250 kilometres (10,156 miles). Handsomely painted in silver with grey leather interior, this EB110 GT is a true collector car that will reward the sporting driver with useable performance that few cars can challenge, even today. Sold with its rare original built sheet, this fantastic Bugatti would complement the finest supercar collections. Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions
1994 Bugatti EB110 GT ZA9AB01E0PCD39057 – sold for €247,500 The EB110 GT presented here is the only EB110 officially supplied new to the United Kingdom and was sold new by HR Owen, who remain the official UK Bugatti agents to this day. Finished in green with a light tan interior, the first owner was Prince Mohammad Al Rahbani, before it was purchased by supercar dealer William Loughran Ltd. and in turn passed on to Mr. Philip Frederick. Mr. Frederick reportedly maintained the car in exceptional condition throughout his ownership. The car has since been fitted with ABS braking by Dauer Racing of Germany and is offered with original logbooks, MoTs and service invoices. The current odometer reading is 16,490 kms, and its condition is commensurate with its low mileage. The vendor described the condition as being perfect in every respect and confirmed that the car drives as well as it looks. The paintwork only shows very minor signs of use, and the light tan interior remains unmarked.
In fact, the car was even featured for television by famed racing driver Martin Brundle, who spoke highly of its performance abilities. This was the second EB110 he had ever driven, the first being Michael Schumacher’s famous yellow example back in 1992. As he piloted the car around the race track, he was quite impressed with the braking and four-wheel drive. Perhaps he described this car best – “The EB110 made anything from Jaguar, Ferrari and Lamborghini look pre-historic.” Auction Source: 2009 RM Auctions’ Automobiles of London