A Closer Look at the Holy Trinity of Bugatti
Founded in 1909 by Ettore Bugatti, Automobiles Ettore Bugatti’s cars have always been known for their elegant design and their impressive race victories. This year, Bugatti took the three best cars out of their catalog, the Bugatti EB110, Bugatti Veyron, and Bugatti Chiron, and put them side by side as a little trip down memory lane. “All-wheel drive, four turbochargers and a monocoque made of carbon—Bugatti’s proven and continuously improved ingredients for super sports cars from the last three decades. The Bugatti EB110, Veyron and Chiron are seen as milestones in automotive engineering from the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s,” Bugatti stated in their official release. “Bugatti enthusiasts and owners worldwide dream of having all three vehicles complete in their own collection as 'The Trilogy of Modern Bugatti'. They are both coveted collector’s items and an investment. All three models came together for a photo shoot—unique photos of a collection which rarely exists in the world.” Bugatti EB110 Super Sport In 1991, Romano Artioli created the first super sports car of modern times with the EB110. EB are the initials of Ettore Bugatti, while 110 stands for his 110th birthday. The EB110 was revealed at a presentation in Paris on 15 September 1991, Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday. The car is powered by a 3.5-litre V12 engine with four turbochargers and a maximum engine speed of 8,250 rpm. The EB110 goes from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (km/h) in 3.26 seconds, making it the fastest series-production car of its time. The vehicle has a top speed of 351 km/h. “Bugatti set four world records with the EB110, among other things for the fastest acceleration, fastest series-production sports car, fastest natural gas-powered sports car and fastest series-production car on ice.” By 1992, the EB110 Super Sport cost 550 million lira ( around Php 4.1 billion) including maintenance and wear parts for the first three years. Prices have increased drastically since then. Last year, at an auction held by the auction house Sotheby’s, a bidder paid approximately 2.03 million euros (Php 113.5 million) for a 1994 EB110 Super Sport.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Super Sport“With the market launch of the Veyron 16.4 in 2005, Bugatti presented a true pioneering achievement and made automotive history. The Veyron ushered in the new century and catapulted itself into a new dimension. Once again, the French manufacturer opted for a carbon monocoque, all-wheel drive and four turbochargers.” The first ever true hyper sports car in the world delivers around 986 hp and reaches breakneck speeds of over at 407 km/h. The completely, newly developed 8.0-liter W16 engine initially has an output of 986 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque. This allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds. In 2010, Bugatti updated the Veyron with the new Super Sport. The powerful drive now produces an astonishing 1183 hp, and has a top speed of 415 km/h.
In the same year, Veyron 16.4 Super Sport set a new speed record for road vehicles: with a top speed of 431.072 km/h, it becomes the fastest series-production super sports car in the world.
“Unusually for such an incomparably fast vehicle, its perfection is reflected in its easy handling and everyday usability alongside its unbelievable power. The Veyron is a work of art on wheels, its materials are of the highest quality and the quality of workmanship is still one of a kind to this day. Only 450 Veyron 16.4. vehicles, including 48 as the Super Sport, were built by hand at the headquarters in Molsheim in the period up to 2015. Today, they are sought-after collector’s items. Since its market launch, the prices for a Veyron have increased by 30-35 percent on average – and continue to rise.”