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Bugatti EB110 Super Sport driven hard [video]

Pedal to the metal.

 

Although most of us associate the modern Bugatti with the Veyron, let’s not forget about the precursor of this model – the EB110. It was introduced back in 1991, four years after the Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli bought the rights to the name.

The Bugatti EB110 was an insane supercar at its time, featuring a quad-turbocharged V12 60-valve engine that developed an impressive 553 hp (412 kW) that was transferred to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.

In 1992 a lighter and more powerful version was introduced, known as the SS (Super Sport). The V12 engine was modified in order to unleash 603 hp (449 kW) and allowed the supercar to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h).

It is believed that Bugatti built only about 30 units of the EB110 Super Sport, and one of these is being brutally driven in this video.

 

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NYyanks
How is this "brutally driven"? It was given a necessary limit test! Have to unleash it at least on occasion and not just keep it a strict garage queen.
Oct 13, 2012 5:28 pm
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norther
love the shots from the engine bay
Oct 13, 2012 2:27 pm
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AlinCare
better a jag xj 220.
Oct 13, 2012 9:56 am
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ertahaz_hossain
Love how the gearbox is visible above the engine! And those shifts *.* Sexiness!
Oct 13, 2012 8:33 am
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GTurbo
I had my eyes glued to those engineering orchestra too; not even Lambo or Ferrari have those! VW must be smug. It was a shame the laptop I'm using now doesn't have sound; I can only imagine the soundtrack!
Oct 13, 2012 10:01 am
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radmeister
That's not the gear box, those are the arms controlling the 12 individual throttle bodies. Even though they are all linked mechanically which makes it kind of pointless to have 12 throttle bodies as one main would of sufficed. Most new cars, especially the aventador or any supercar that has cylinder deactivation or tries to be somewhat fuel efficient has individual throttle bodies too, except they are individually controlled by a motor. I believe the M3 and the other M cars have this too. The purpose being controlling the amount of air going into each cylinder therefore the amount of fuel, lets say you are coasting along you wouldn't need all 12 cylinders going, so you would cut the air off completely to 6 of them or reduce the amount of air to a minuscule amount so that you keep a little bit of fuel and spark going for nearly instantaneous return to full power. They were onto something in 1991, computer power and fuel management just wasn't fast enough to fully use individual throttle bodies for anything productive.
Oct 13, 2012 11:35 am
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SouthAfrica
Well first time I hear of this car. By its looks I remember it existed but DDNT click its a Bugatti. It looks like its a good product and then I cant but wonder whether this car was used as an insipration by McLaren when they were designing their F1 or is it vice versa?
Oct 13, 2012 6:48 am
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SnakesInMyPants
DAT TURBO BLOW OFF SOUND
Oct 13, 2012 12:14 am
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mblackner
Brutally???? Really? The guy does a small burnout through a puddle and drives at full throttle for a few seconds and we call it brutal?
Oct 12, 2012 5:56 pm
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Rotaermel
Super rare and epic. An iconic car of the 90s. Didnt Michael Schuhmacher own one?
Oct 12, 2012 2:23 pm
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nexuseven
Yes, yello... it was for sale. http://www.worldcarfans.com/110052026364/michael-schumachers-bugatti-eb110-for-sale
Oct 12, 2012 4:04 pm
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Speed_lite
Looks like a kit car.
Oct 12, 2012 12:45 pm
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
1991, bro. Awesome vid, I haven't seen nearly as much of this car as I'd like to.
Oct 12, 2012 3:09 pm
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