This 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT prototype is for sale


Almost 25 years after Bugatti ceased operations in 1963 – and some 40 years before Bugatti was linked to electric hypercar maker Rimac – Italian businessman Romano Artioli secured the rights to the brand and has founded Bugatti Automobili SpA. 1980, and with the help of a highly accomplished team of engineers and designers from Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini, the Italian entrepreneur resurrected the French luxury brand.

Bugatti Automobili SpA developed a modern sports car that ushered in a new era for Bugatti and built the car in the new factory in Campogalliano, a municipality in Modena, Italy. Unveiled in front of the Palace of Versailles on September 15, 1991, precisely on Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday, the EB110 GT supercar exploded onto the scene with wedge-shaped bodywork and scissor doors. It featured a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, all-wheel drive and active aerodynamics.

The EB110 GT also had a four-turbocharged 3.5-liter 60-valve V-12 generating 553 horsepower and 451 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission channeled this power to all four wheels. According to Bugatti, the EB110 GT could travel from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and had a top speed of 212 mph. Despite its promising figures and innovative technological advances, only 139,110 reached production before Bugatti closed again in 1995 due to a global economic crisis.

Currently on sale by Copley Motorcars, the example shown in these photos is a 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT prototype finished in Bugatti Blu with a light gray leather interior. Before being shipped to the United States a few years ago, where it entered a private collection, it was refurbished and sold to a Swiss buyer in 2000. One of 139 built, this prototype with the engine number 00041 has 680 miles on the odometer and is in mint condition. Just take a look at the ultra-clean and gorgeous upholstery.

With Bugatti’s history once again shifting to new controlling interests (in this case, Rimac), the iconic automaker’s name is not going anywhere. If anything, a piece of history like this won’t be less interesting for the future. The listing does not disclose pricing information and any interested buyer should contact Copeley Motorcars directly. We’d be amazed if this collector’s supercar were available for less than half a million, as the prices for an EB110 GT are typically between $ 700,000 and $ 1,000,000.

Photograph courtesy of Copeley Motorcars

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