1992 Bugatti EB110 SS

The original Bugatti EB110 debuted on September 15th, 1991 – the date of company founder Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday. But it wasn’t until almost a year later that Bugatti unleashed the full potential of the EB 110’s quad-turbocharged 3.5-liter V12. The 603-horsepower (449-kilowatt) EB110 Super Sport (or, SS) showed face for the first time at the 1992 Geneva Motor Show.

Visually, not much changed over the standard EB110. The SS model didn’t lose the conventional 110’s Marcello Gandini-designed flat and broad characteristics, especially on the front fascia, but gained some additional aerodynamic cues. Most of the upgrades were underhood; the same 3.5-liter V12, now with a reprogrammed ECU, bigger injectors, and a free-flowing exhaust system, produced more than 60 horsepower more than the stand EB 110 (541 hp).

The Supersport was also lighter, too, shedding 330 pounds (150 kilograms) over the 110 GT. This lighter weight and more powerful engine meant it could hit a 216 mph top speed.

From a standstill, the EB110 SS could sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.2 seconds. Flat out, it would continue on to a top speed of 221 mph (355 kmh). The McLaren F1, with its 231 mph (372 km/h) top speed, was technically faster, but the EB 110 SS remained in the top speed record conversation. And it received some much-needed celebrity backing later in life.

In 1992 Michael Schumacher purchased a yellow EB 110 Super Sport and it became one of the most famous cars. An EB110 SS was raced at the at the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona.

Pictures & Gallery

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Specs & Performance

   
type Series Production Car
production years 1992 – 1995
built at Campogalliano, Italy
body stylist Marcello Gandini
coachbuilder Aerospatiale France
production 31
price $ $ 380 000
engine 60 Degree V12
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration 4 IHI Turbos
valvetrain DOHC 5 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed Bugatti Multipoint Electronic Injection
displacement 3498 cc / 213.5 in³
bore 81.0 mm / 3.19 in
stroke 56.6 mm / 2.23 in
compression 7.5:1
power 484.7 kw / 650.0 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output 185.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 458.39 bhp per tonne
torque 646.73 nm / 477 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm
body / frame Aluminium Body over Carbon Fibre Tub Chassis w/Integrated Roll Cage
driven wheels 4WD
wheel type BBS 7-Spoke, Center Lock Alloys
front tires 245/40ZR-18 Michelin Pilot SX
rear tires 325/30ZR-18 Michelin Pilot SX
front brakes Drilled & Vented Discs w/Servo Assist, ABS, Brembo Calipers
rear brakes Drilled & Vented Discs w/Servo Assist, ABS, Brembo Calipers
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Pull-Road Actuated Spring/Damper Units
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Double Coil Springs, Damper Units
curb weight 1418 kg / 3126 lbs
wheelbase 2550 mm / 100.4 in
front track 1550 mm / 61.0 in
rear track 1618 mm / 63.7 in
length 4400 mm / 173.2 in
width 1940 mm / 76.4 in
height 1125 mm / 44.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
final drive 3.18:1
top speed ~349.2 kph / 217.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.35 seconds

Auction Sales History

1992 Bugatti EB110 SS

1995 Bugatti EB110 SS ZA9CBO2U5RCD39025 – sold for €448,890 A great car and an excellent opportunity: in fact, to this day, this car has never been registered and has covered barely 14,000km since it was made. The purchaser of this EB 110 will be the first ‘official’ owner of the car. Since the collapse of the company, the car has been maintained in an extremely thorough way at the Zagato workshops, where the offices of Romano Artioli is located. As Artioli is creating a brand new car, but in a different. Auction Source: Artcurial Motorcars à 2013 Rétromobile