Prior to RM Sotheby’s London auction on September 7, Chris Harris had the opportunity to drive the stunning yellow Bugatti EB110 Super Sport set to headline the auction.
Launched at a similar time to the likes of the Lamborghini Diablo, Ferrari F40 and McLaren F1, the Bugatti EB110 (even in SS guise) has never really received the recognition it deserves. It is powered by a quad-turbocharged V12 engine (yes, the Veyron isn’t the only quad-turbo car) delivering a total of 603 hp. While that is some 400 hp down on the Veyron, the EB110 SS is significantly lighter and capable of hitting 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a near 350 km/h top speed.
The EB110 SS on sale at RM Sotheby’s London auction was last serviced in 2014 and has had two owners, with the second one only driving it for around 10,000 kilometres. The car was recently shown at the Concours d’Elegance at the Techno Classica in Essen earlier this year, where it took home the ‘Best of Show’ title.
The EB110 SS was first announced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1992. However, Bugatti went bankrupt in 1995, due to the effects of a worldwide economic recession, and the assets of the company were sold to Jochen Dauer. Thus, only 33 EB110 SSs could be produced and this is one of the last few ones to have been rolled out of the company’s factory.