1994 Bugatti EB 110 Supersport “Le Mans”
FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF YOSHIYUKI HAYASHI AND BRUCE CANEPA
IN 1987 ITALIAN ENTREPRENEUR Romano Artioli resurrected the Bugatti marque as Bugatti Automobili SpA. A new design center and factory were built in Campogalliano, Italy. Engineer Paolo Stanzani and car stylist Marcello Gandini, the design team responsible for the success of the exotic Lamborghini Countach, were selected to craft the EB 110. However, the final styling credits went to architect Gianpaolo Benedini. After the creation of five developmental prototypes, the EB 110 was introduced to the public on September 15, 1991, at a special celebration thrown in honor of the marque.
A year later, in 1992, the lighter and more powerful EB 110 S model was presented that could go from 0 to 100 kph in 3.2 seconds. A strong, lightweight carbon fiber body added to the car’s striking appearance, as did Ganadi’s famous Lamborghini Countach scissortype doors.
Carrying a price tag of $456,000 when new, the EB110 targetted an exclusive market. Unfortunately, the introduction of the car coincided with the financial recession of the early 1990s, and sales failed to meet expectation. Between 1991 and 1995 only 139 EB 110 and EB 110 SS models were produced.
According to Bruce Canapa, a former professional race car driver, only three EB 110 SS models were ever produced, each possibly intended for competition purposes. In 2008, Peter Mullin purchased this EB 110 SS in Europe.
Chassis No. ZA9BB02E0RCD39022
Production No.: 1 of 139 EB110,
1 of 3 EB110 SS “Le Mans” Spec
Engine No. 0123
Aluminum Vee Twelve-Cylinder Engine
700 BHP At 8,250 RPM
3,498 CC (4) Turbochargers
Double Overhead Camshafts
6-Speed Manual Gearbox
Front: Double Wishbones, pull-rod operated shock absorbers
Rear: Double wishbones, twin gas pressure shock absorbers
4 – Wheel Ventilated Discs