If you were lucky enough to be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year – I wasn’t – then you’d have likely seen the subject of todays feature sitting in the Cartier Style et Luxe Councours grounds.
The Bugatti EB110 has long been one of my all-time favourite cars, and while I have physically seen – or in some cases, even driven – some of my other childhood fantasy cars, the EB110 has eluded me thus far.
I’d have really liked to see this example here, a 1995 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport – ‘SS’ for short. Out of a total of 139 Eb110’s – which includes the 13 prototype vehicles – only 31 of the higher-performance SS models were made.
The EB110 SS is propelled by a 3.5L V12 engine that features five-valves per cylinder and four-turbochargers. Max power output is 612 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. All that grunt was fed to all-wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
As you can imagine, the EB110 SS is pretty fast. I remember seeing a Bugatti brochure some time ago, in which the EB110 SS was quoted to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds! Most quote that it’ll do that run in somewhere between 3.2 to 4.2 seconds. In any case, it is very quick. It is very fast too, the EB110 SS can top out at 350 km/h, which means it can keep up with even modern day supercars.
This stunning, yellow on red example being showcased here, was originally sold to a customer in Japan, but now this example lives in Germany and is offered for sale by Jan B. Luhn.
The seller hasn’t mentioned the asking price for this unit, but I don’t think that you’ll be given any change if you write a cheque for $1-million – you might actually be well short of the required sum. Now, if only I could win a big lottery, I’d give this Bug a new home.