Manny Khoshbin Drives the Bugatti EB 110, Says it Rides Like a Rolls-Royce

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Earlier in July 2021, we told you about real estate millionaire Manny Khosbhin taking delivery of the unique 1939 Bugatti 57C "Shah." The luxury classic previously owned by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran from 1941 to 1979, dropped by Khoshbin garage for a special photoshoot.
Unfortunately, the 80-year-old classic is not running yet so we'll have to wait a bit more for that test drive to happen. But there's some good news. The folks at the Petersen Museum also delivered a Bugatti EB 110 alongside the 57C "Shah" and Manny just took it for a spin.

It's no secret that Khoshbin is a Bugatti enthusiast. He owns four of the French company's supercars, but all of them are recent Veyron and Chiron models. So the EB 110 is essentially the oldest Bugatti he's driven so far, at least until he can get in the 57C "Shah."

Even though it's significantly less powerful than the Chiron and even when compared to the Veyron, Manny is quite impressed with the EB 110. Not only he says it feels like a modern supercar despite being around 30 years old, but he also claims that it's surprisingly comfortable, riding as smooth as a Rolls-Royce. And Manny knows what modern Rolls-Royce cars are all about because he owns a couple of Drophead Coupe models.

He obviously loves the turbo whistle coming from the mid-mounted engine (who wouldn't?) and as soon as he gets out of the car he admits that he'll be keeping an eye out for an EB 110 to add next to his modern Bugattis. Of course, he wants the more powerful SS version.

Developed during the Romano Artioli era, the EB 110 was Bugatti's first production model in almost 50 years. Originally powered by a quad-turbo, 3.5-liter V12 engine rated at 553 horsepower, the EB 110 was followed by an SS version good for 603 horsepower. Only 139 units were built until 1995 when Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. was liquidated. Three years later, the Volkswagen Group acquired the name and established Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

Getting back to Manny's adventure in Petersen Museum's classic Bugattis, he promised that a test drive of the 57C "Shah" is underway, as the vintage roadster is getting its drivetrain fixed. Now that's going to be an even more interesting ride.

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Ask Ciprian about cars and he'll reveal an obsession with classics and an annoyance with modern design cues. Read his articles and you'll understand why his ideal SUV is the 1969 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.
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