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    Bugatti EB110 GT 1991-1995

    The Bugatti EB110 is a mid-engine sports car from Bugatti Automobili SpA. It was unveiled on September 15, 1991, in both Versailles and in front of the Grande Arche at La Défense in Paris, France, exactly 110 years after Ettore Bugatti's birth.

    The car has a 60-valve, quad-turbo V12 powering all four wheels through a six-speed gearbox. The 3.5 L (3499 cc) engine has a bore of 81 mm (3.2 in) and a stroke of 56.6 mm (2.23 in) and is capable of 553 hp (412 kW; 561 PS) at 8000 rpm. Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 4.9 seconds, and the GT has a top speed of 213 mph (343 km/h).

    The car uses a double wishbone suspension, with the chassis built by Aérospatiale, an aircraft company, and made from carbon fiber. Equipped with Gandini's famous lifting scissor doors, it has a glass engine cover that provides a view of the V12 engine along with a speed-sensitive electronic rear wing that can be raised at the flick of a switch. The shift-knob is placed closer to the driver so that less time is taken to shift. Five pre-production prototypes with aluminum chassis were built, followed by eight with composite chassis. Following these, it is believed that only 95 GT and 31 SS production models were constructed.

    In 1992, a lighter and more powerful model with 603 hp (450 kW; 611 PS) at 8250 rpm, the EB110 SS (SuperSport) was introduced. This car is capable of 216 mph (348 km/h) and 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds.

    Early in 1994 Formula One driver Michael Schumacher purchased a banana-yellow EB 110 Super Sport, giving the company a great deal of publicity. Derek Hill, son of American Formula One Champion Phil Hill, was one of the three drivers on a team that competed with an EB 110 in the United States at the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona.

    Hard times hit the company in 1995 and, as result of chairman Artioli's over ambitious purchase of Lotus in addition to the company's quest to develop the EB112 four door car, the company was bankrupt. Dauer Racing GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany, bought the semi-finished EB 110 cars in the assembly plant plus the parts inventory through the bankruptcy trustee. The remaining chassis and a version of the engine were later developed by B Engineering into their Edonis sports car.

    Despite later racing for Ferrari from 1996 onwards and a high profile collision with a truck the previous year (for which he blamed the braking system) Schumacher continued to retain the EB110SS. Schumacher sold the car in 2003 to Modena Motorsport, a Ferrari garage specialising in service, race preparation and sales of classic Ferraris in Germany.


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    love the looks, although it was a bit of a flop wasn't it.
    "The thunder of 1001bhp would send a sonic boom through his carbon fibre shell, crack it in half and leave a wet puddle on the fancy leather seat."

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    looks kinda old fashion now. especially the wheel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6'bore
    love the looks, although it was a bit of a flop wasn't it.

    It was an awesome car, launched maybe a little later than it should. It was the right car at the wrong moment. It still is a blast, very efficient but it was also very expensive even for a supercar.
    I like the way it looks and it's rarityis good to keep up the Bugatti name exclusive. In terms of sales it was a flop for Bugatti. Don't know were the Veyron will be made, but the Bugatti factory is now a big ghost house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    It was an awesome car, launched maybe a little later than it should. It was the right car at the wrong moment. It still is a blast, very efficient but it was also very expensive even for a supercar.
    I like the way it looks and it's rarityis good to keep up the Bugatti name exclusive. In terms of sales it was a flop for Bugatti. Don't know were the Veyron will be made, but the Bugatti factory is now a big ghost house.
    hehe, i love you're sig...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gt1Street
    hehe, i love you're sig...
    Thanks! Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    Thanks! Me too.
    and i belive that the Bugatti factory is a ghost shell cause VW are developing the Veryon on their own Turf....
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    ive read that these cars had worse turbo-lap problems than the first porsche turbos.
    its like whacking ur right hoof on the go pedal and wait for the warp drive to kick in

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