Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport Blue Color 1991 Year 1/43 Scale Collectible Model Car
Era : 1980-1999
Scale : 1/43
Material : Diecast
Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up
The Bugatti EB 110 is a mid-engine sports car produced by Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. from 1991 to 1995, when the company was liquidated. It was the only production model made by Romano Artioli's Italian incarnation of Bugatti.
The Bugatti EB 110 was unveiled on 15 September 1991, at both Versailles and in front of the Grande Arche de la Défense, near Paris, exactly 110 years after Ettore Bugatti's birth.
In 1992, a lighter and more powerful variant with 600 PS (441 kW; 592 hp) called the EB 110 SS ("Super Sport") was introduced. The Super Sport could attain a top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h) and could accelerate from 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds. Early in 1994, Formula One driver Michael Schumacher purchased a yellow EB 110 SS, giving the company a great deal of publicity. Schumacher retained the car until 2003.
Derek Hill, son of American Formula One champion Phil Hill, was one of three drivers on a team that competed with an EB 110 in the United States at the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona.
Hard times hit the company in 1995 and as a result of chairman Artioli's over-ambitious purchase of Lotus Cars in addition to the company's quest to develop the EB112 four door saloon, the company was bankrupt. Dauer Racing GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany, bought the semi-finished EB 110 cars in the assembly plant plus the parts inventory through the bankruptcy trustee. The remaining chassis and a version of the engine were later developed by B Engineering into their Edonis sports car.