Bugatti EB110

The Bugatti EB 110 is a 1991 built until 1995 supercar with the traditional Bugatti name.

Model history

The Bugatti EB 110 was the first car of the new Bugatti Automobili SpA Founded in 1989, after its founder, the financial agent Romano Artioli, 1987, the name had acquired rights to " Bugatti ". Technical Director of the project was Paolo Stanzani, the design is by Marcello Gandini, who had previously inter alia, the two Lamborghini Miura and Countach models had designed. Touted as the most technically advanced super sports car that ever was, the EB 110 was on September 15, 1991, the 110th birthday of Ettore Bugatti, presented and produced from 1992. Thus for the first time since 1956 was again a vehicle the name of the legendary brand.

The EB 110 cost 690,000 DM, including an unusual maintenance contract, according to which all wear parts have been replaced at no additional charge within three years. The standard features of the car were, inter alia, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, power steering, electrically operated seat recliner, a stereo system from Nakamichi and an infrared- operated central locking. Among the buyers of new cars of Bugatti EB 110 include Michael Schumacher and Hassanal Bolkiah.

1995 Bugatti Automobili SpA, however, was forced to declare bankruptcy due to a difficult economic situation of the mostly European and U.S. markets. The car production was stopped.

1997 bought Jochen period, holders of permanent racing, on the estate of the company. These included unfinished vehicles and a large pool of spare parts and tools for production and maintenance of the last stage of development of the Bugatti EB 110 Since the naming rights went to Bugatti at the Volkswagen Group, the vehicle was technically more advanced than duration EB 110 SS, with However, the body remained unchanged. The permanent EB 110 SS was introduced in May 2001 as part of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, however, was designed exclusively for the U.S. market.

In 2008, Jochen duration manufacturing. The stock of the company, in particular all still available original spare parts of the Bugatti EB110 and the uprated permanent EB110 Supersport and large parts of the operating equipment acquired 2011 Toscana- Motors GmbH in Kaiserslautern.


The Bugatti EB 110 was offered in two model variants: the Bugatti EB 110 GT (GT for Gran Turismo ) and later in a weight-and power-optimized variant as Bugatti EB 110 SS (SS for Super Sport). From the EB 110 GT about 96 pieces were produced, from the EB 110 SS about 32 copies.

Basically all models of the EB 110 were equipped with permanent all-wheel drive. Therefore, the EB 110 is considered very good-natured vehicle with driveability and beyond as one of the fahrsichersten supercar ever built.



The Bugatti EB 110 is equipped with a 12 - cylinder V- engine with 5 valves per cylinder, the two camshafts per cylinder bank ( spur gear ) are controlled. Through four IHI turbochargers with charge air cooling, the output of the 3500 cc big engine is increased. The engine has a cylinder bank angle of 60 ° and is in front of the rear axle ( mid-engine ) mounted longitudinally. ( Between the motor and seats, a small trunk is of a capacity of 72 liters, mitlieferte a matching leather case for the Bugatti. )

The compression ratio is 7.8: 1 by a different boost pressure the engine power varies with both models.

  • The engine of the EB 110 GT makes 411 kW ( 560 hp) at 8000 rpm and delivers a maximum torque of 611 Nm at 4200 rpm. The boost pressure is 1.05 bar in this engine.
  • The engine of the EB 110 SS produces 450 kW ( 611 hp) at 8250/min and delivers a maximum torque of 650 Nm at 4200 rpm. The boost pressure is 1.2 bar in this engine. Some mechanical components within the engine (and the transmission ) are made of magnesium and titanium.

Equipped with eight catalysts export variant of the EB 110 SS for the U.S. market had slightly altered motor performance.

  • The engine of this model makes 441 kW ( 600 hp) at 8250/min and delivers a maximum torque of 626 Nm at 3750/min. The boost pressure is 1.1 bar in this engine.

Power transmission

The Bugatti EB 110 has permanent four-wheel drive with central viscous lock, locking rear differential (50 %), distribution of drive power 27: 73%. The 6 -speed transmission has the following gear ratio: I. 3.757, 2.521 II, III. 1.834, 1.424 IV, V. 1.148, VI. 0,949, reverse 4,252; Final drive 3.182: 1

Vehicle body

The chassis of the Bugatti EB 110 is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic ( CFRP). The body is made of light metal, as well as many parts of the chassis; the EB 110 SS, some body parts are replaced by corresponding components of CRP or aramid fiber reinforced plastic. The doors will not open as in conventional vehicles, they vibrate when you open vertically upwards. An automatically extending rear spoiler at higher speeds for the necessary downforce on the rear axle, without the appearance of the vehicle at standstill or when driving slowly disturbing. The drag coefficient (Cd ) is 0.35.

The wheels (BBS cast magnesium rims, front, 9 J x 18, rear 12 J x 18) are suspended on double wishbones, front with simple, rear with double spring / damper units; Front and rear stabilizers. The all-round ventilated disc brakes have a diameter of 322 mm.

Dimensions of the EB 110

  • Length x width x height: 4400 mm x 1940 mm x 1114 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2550 mm
  • Track front / rear: 1550 mm mm/1618
  • Tires, front / rear: 245/40 ZR 18, 325 /30 ZR 18
  • Fuel tank capacity: 120 liters ( 2 x 60 liters)


Due to the different engine types and different vehicle weight, the models EB 110 GT and EB 110 SS differ in the performance.

The EB 110 GT with a vehicle weight of 1620 kg and an engine output of 411 kW accelerates in 3.49 seconds from zero to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of 342 km / h during the EB 110 SS with a curb weight of 1570 kg and an engine power of 450 kW for the acceleration from zero to 100 km / h only takes 3.26 seconds and reaches a top speed of 351 km / h. Thus, the EB 110 was loud Bugatti the fastest at the time, mass-produced car in the world, before it was surpassed by the equally legendary McLaren F1.

A special form is here again, the export model of the EB 110 SS for the U.S. market dar. With a vehicle weight, which require per 1630-1735 KG has is the acceleration from zero to 100 km / h approx 3.4 seconds, top speed achieved this export variant at about 345 km / h

The average consumption of the EB 110 is 27 to 30 l/100 km. The EB 110 SS used according to the manufacturer 10,9 l/100 km analyzed under constant speed of 90 km / h or 13.5 l/100 km at a constant speed of 120 km / h At top speed, it is about 1 liter of Super Plus per kilometer.