The Bugatti EB110 prototype winter testing footage we ran yesterday is probably my favorite thing on the internet right now. The entire timeline of Bugatti's first proper revival attempt is fascinating, and I highly recommend reading it over at . But for now, let's just focus on more goodness!
If the EB110 GT was great, the Super Sport was perfection. The combination of an extra 50 horsepower over the standard GT with an even lighter body made the EB110 SS a 212 mph car. And when it came to the handling, Michael Schumacher was so impressed that he bought one in Giallo Bugatti with a full comfort interior finished in blue leather.
Yet by the time Bugatti finished developing the SS, Romano Artioli's company had other irons in the fire as well. Namely, a foor-door super saloon known as the EB112.
The EB112 was designed by Italdesign's Giorgetto Giugiaro to become the fastest sedan in the world. Using Bugatti's 3.5 liter 60-valve V12 in naturally-aspirated form in a front mid-engined layout, it was a 450 horsepower family hauler capable of 186 miles per hour. It also had four-wheel drive and optional four-wheel steering.
The show car seen in the optimistic video below next to Artioli's personal 680 horsepower white EB110 SS and the A2 prototype went around the world before the Bugatti dream came to a sudden end. Using the remaining chassis, a racing team completed , bringing the total EB112 production to three units. EB112 39001, the burgundy factory car, was last seen in Italy.