Bugatti EB110 Supersport
Bugatti EB110 SS (1992-1994)
Powered by a quad-turbo 60-valve V12, this Super Sport Bugatti could leave everything in its dust. Capable of breaking the 220mph barrier, the SS version was a lightened version of the GT and predominantly used for racing. It was 150kg lighter then the GT which was achieved by using carbon-fibre body panels on the exterior and in the interior and loosing the heavy 4-wheel drive transmission.
Fitted with a 3.5lt V12 and with the quad turbos spinning, whereas the GT version had 4-wheel drive and 553hp, this track orientated 2- wheel drive SS model got an extra 50hp and had 603hp at 8250rpm and 451lb ft of torque channeled through a six-speed manual gearbox. Power was available from low down, even at 1000rpm, but when you put the boot down, it just powers away.
The 0-60mph time was dispatched in 3.3sec and top speed was a staggering 221mph. Its not just the engine's speed that impresses, but it’s extraordinary flexibility at low revs which is surreal.
Michael Schumacher purchased a yellow EB 110 Super Sport, giving the company a great deal of publicity.
When it is all on song, the V12 offers a proper supercar guttural rumble that builds, along with the whistles from the four turbos to offer an intoxicating scream. On top of that, it was the best-riding supercar we’d yet driven, “effortlessly” sponging up ruts around town, and “miraculous” absence of body roll.
The driving position is the main problem and taller people rue the lack of any decent space. However, for shorter people, it fits like a glove, with adjustable bucket seats that are comfortable and supportive for long journeys. The pedals and the gear-lever couldn’t be better located.
The Bugati eb110 GT was one of the first proper touring supercars, as well as been one of the best. ......
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