Bugatti EB110 SS Heading To Auction With 570 Miles On the Odometer

Compared to the Veyron and Chiron, the EB110 is much, much rarer. Bugatti produced 139 examples of the breed, back when Romano Artioli was running the show.
1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport 11 photos
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Of those cars, the EB110 SS stands out thanks to exclusivity. Only 30 such models were produced, and chassis number ZA9BB02E0RCD39012 is one of the best out there. With 916 kilometers (570 miles) on the odometer, it’s extremely hard to imagine how such a magnificent piece of supercar stardom was driven so little from 1994 to the present day.

RM Sotheby’s will find a new owner for this Super Sport at the Paris 2019 auction, and heaven knows how much the winning bidder will spend for the privilege. Two years ago, two EB110 SS models in pristine condition were sold for $1 million a pop.

Combining French heritage with Italian engineering, the predecessor of the Veyron presents itself in silver over black. The 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12 land missile also retains the “original books, tools, accessories, and promotional brochures,” adding to the originality.

The re-flashed ECU along with larger injectors and less restrictive exhaust system translate to 610 horsepower and lots of torque. Being a Super Sport, this Bugatti tips the scales at 1,400 kilograms (3,086 pounds). Otherwise said, the EB110 SS mirrors the curb weight of a compact hatchback.

ZA9BB02E0RCD39012 was delivered in 1994 to “Mrs. Muller” in Germany by Auto Konig. It was then shipped to Japan in a supercar collection, then brought to Switzerland in 2012 by the current owner.

If it weren’t for the McLaren F1, the EB110 SS would’ve been remembered as the fastest car of the 1990s. Not equaled by the Ferrari F50, Porsche GT1, or Jaguar XJ220, the Bugatti is much obliged to reach 355 km/h (221 mph) on full song. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) is dealt with in 3.26 seconds.

The Artioli era of Bugatti ended when Volkswagen bought the company and rights to the name in 1998. And thus, the French automaker exchanged the Italian influences for German engineering, spearheaded by the ambitions of former Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piëch.
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