Long before the Veyron and Chiron, a reborn Bugatti had the EB110 to cater to those on the lookout for an exotic model.
Unveiled in 1991, it was named in celebration of Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday and featured a quad-turbo 3.5-liter V12 with 552 horsepower.
Styled by Marcello Gandini and Giampalo Bendini, the EB110 was succeeded by the Super Sport (SS) version the year after. The SS came with a 150 kg (331 lbs) weight reduction, at 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs), and 610 horsepower achieved with larger injectors, a new ECU and a less restrictive exhaust system.
Limited to only 30 examples, the EB110 SS is rarer than the McLaren F1. It’s also capable of very similar performance: naught to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes only 3.2 seconds and top speed is a whopping 355 km/h (220 mph).
Right now, an EB110 SS is up for grabs.
Said to have been delivered to Germany in 1994, it features a silver-grey exterior over a black interior. Throughout its life, it went to Japan and was then taken to Switzerland. Yet despite traveling the world, it has only 916 km (569 miles) on the odo since new.
Offered at the RMSothebys auction in Paris, France, on February 6, the classic supercar has been properly serviced and comes with complete documentation, including road test reports and original books.
The auction house didn’t divulge the estimated selling price, but these cars tend to sell for more than $1 million, depending on their condition. This seems like a steal compared to the exorbitant price of a McLaren F1 these days, so it might be just the thing for a wealthy collector to ad to his garage.