Bugatti was a very different company than today when it launched the EB110 back in 1991 but it still aimed to push the boundaries with its shockingly fast for the period supercar.
The Bugatti EB110 combined the absolute best for its period in terms of technology and design; it’s based on a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, it had active aero and featured a quad-turbo 3.5-liter V12 engine driving all four wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox after all.
The ultimate incarnation of the EB110 was none other than the very rare Super Sport, or Sport Stradale as it was originally called. Bugatti added larger injectors to the V12, a new ECU and a new, less restrictive exhaust system. The result is 603hp, up from the standard GT’s 553hp, and 479lb-ft (650Nm) of torque.
The added grunt of the quad-turbo engine was combined by a number of weight-saving measures, with the final EB110 SS being lighter by 150kg (330lbs) compared to the GT, thanks to various body panels being made out of carbon fiber, magnesioum alloy wheels, a fixed rear wing and a simplified interior.
Bugatti claimed a 0-62mph (100km/h) in just 3.26 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph (355km/h) for the EB110 SS, making it the fastest production vehicle in the world in 1995. Of course we all know that McLaren took that title eventually with the F1 by achieving 240 mph (386km/h).
Chassis 39040 is considered to be the last EB110 built by Bugatti in 1995, before the company went bankrupt. The car is finished in Grigio Chiaro Met over a two-tone interior and has been in the hands of a private Italian owner since 2003.
Bugatti’s last EB110 SS is currently offered for sale by Girardo & Co with a “Price Upon Application” note. You know what they say: If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.