After launching the exceptionally-designed Divo at the last year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the one-off La Voiture Noire at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti seems to have a plan to launch yet another new special car during the 2019 Monterey Car Week, as reports claim.
The latest information regarding the upcoming hypercar comes from Girardo & Co., which claims that the new Bugatti will draw inspiration from the original EB110 SS from the 1990s. Rumors also say that only 10 units will be made, each having a whooping price tag of €8 million. So, it looks like we’ve found something more interesting than speed, finally, and that is the classic feel and spec of the Artioli’s Bugatti EB110 SS.
In the past, SS stands for Sport Stradale, but it was brought back as the Super Sport when the third version of the Veyron hit the street in 2010. Weighing 1,418 kg, the EB110 SS is a lighter car than its regular counterpart. Its 3.5-liter V12 engine is also more powerful than before, producing 603 crank horsepower.
Back in March 1992 when Romano Artioli was the boss of Bugatti, the EB110 SS was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. At that time, it already had great performance that could beat many sports cars in the present day. The all-wheel drive machine hit 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 221 mph.
One of the lucky guys who had driven the EB110 SS was Michael Schumacher. He bought a yellow example of the breed and hung on to it until 2003. Another one was Derek Hill, who competed with an EB110 SS at the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona in the US. Combining unique design and high performance, Bugatti had successfully made the EB110 series an extremely desirable piece of engineering.
Girardo & Co. has “the very last one built” of that model for sale. It comes with under 6,000 kilometers on the clock and is one of only 33 examples ever built by Bugatti and Dauer.
At the moment, we still don’t know what the new EB110 SS will look like, what we know is that the Chiron is an extremely cool and powerful vehicle. So when we imagine a car based on the 1,500-hp monster, we can only wonder if it will be lighter and more powerful. Well, we will wait and see.