The Bugatti EB 110 is the almost forgotten about supercar that made the Veyron possible

  • The Bugatti EB 110 paved the way for the hypercars of today, including the Veyron and Chiron
  • The EB 110 features dramatic styling, including scissor doors, as well as a powerful V12 engine
  • The supercar accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.26 seconds in its quickest form, making it the fastest production automobile of its time

Published on Nov 10, 2023 at 7:18 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Nov 13, 2023 at 2:14 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

The Bugatti EB 110 is the almost forgotten about supercar that made the Veyron possible

When you think of Bugatti, models such as the Veyron and Chiron instantly spring to mind.

Distinct in design and performance, these two models have paved the way for other models like the W16 Mistral and track-only Bolide.

But there’s one particular model that kicked it all off – the real ‘OG’ if you like – and it’s almost been forgotten about.

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The model in question is the Bugatti EB 110.

32 years ago, the French automaker unveiled the EB 110, the super sports cars of the 1990s, heralding not only a new era, but also paving way for the modern hyper sports car.

With its dramatic styling, scissor doors, and whole lot of power, the grand unveiling attracted 2,000 guests to the presentation in Paris, among them big names from the worlds of film, sport, and current affairs.

A lone Bugatti EB 110 S drove down the Champs Élysées on what was the 110th anniversary of Ettore Bugatti’s birth, as a bow to one of the most brilliant design engineers in automotive history.

So, what made the Bugatti EB 110 so iconic?

Aside from its design, the EB 110 combined a powerful V12 engine, four turbochargers with intercoolers, an ultra-lightweight carbon monocoque, all-wheel drive, and two differentials for the first time.

The EB 110 was entirely in a league of its own.

The supercar accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.26 seconds in its quickest form, making it the fastest production automobile of its time.

It can hit a top speed of 351 km/h (218 mph), which again was a world record for a production sports car.

The EB 110 also boasts a whole range of advanced equipment, too – something which was not a given among its contemporaries.

These include power steering, electric seat adjustment, air conditioning, a high-quality sound system, and central locking.

The price of the now historical vehicle has increased significantly in recent years, from around $300,000 in 2011 to in the region of $3 million today.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.