1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050

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1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé
Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050

€ 1,100,000 - 1,300,000
US$ 1,300,000 - 1,500,000
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé
Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050
Engine no. 00050
• Livrée neuve en Autriche
• Seulement trois propriétaires
• Entretien complet en 2013
• Environ 10 200 kilomètres d'origine

• Delivered new to Austria
• Only three owners from new
• Fully serviced in 2013
• Circa 10,200 kilometres from new

Footnotes

  • Une des 95 EB110 GT de série
    Bugatti EB110 GT coupé 1996
    Châssis n° ZA9AB01E0PCD39050
    Moteur n° 0050


    Quarante ans après la mort d'Ettore Bugatti en 1947, la marque moribonde autrefois légendaire, l'une des plus célèbres de l'histoire de l'automobile, fut rachetée par l'ambitieux homme d'affaire italien Romano Artioli, dont le but était ni plus ni moins que de ressusciter Bugatti sous la forme d'une supercar dernier cri. Artioli choisit Modène, la ville de Ferrari, Lamborghini et Maserati pour construire son usine moderne dont la première voiture de série sortit en 1992. Baptisée EB 110 (pour ses débuts 110 ans après la naissance d'Ettore) la première nouvelle Bugatti depuis 1950 était une surpercar moderne à moteur central, accueillie comme la digne héritière de ses formidables devancières.

    La Bugatti EB 110 avait été conçu par nuls autres que l'ingénieur Paolo Stanzani et le styliste Marcello Gandini, co-créateurs de l'exotique Lamborghini Countach à laquelle l'EB 110 ressemblait fortement par son porte-à-faux avant court, sa carrosserie en coin et ses portes en élytre. Sous la carrosserie, on trouvait aussi quelques ressemblances, le moteur V12 à course courte avec la boîte de vitesse monté devant, déjà vu sur la Countach. Si l'EB 110 s'en était tenu à cela, elle aurait déjà constitué un assez remarquable départ pour un nouveau constructeur, mais à ses caractéristiques déjà exceptionnelles, elle ajoutait cinq soupapes par cylindre, quatre turbos, une boîte à six rapports spécifique et quatre roues motrices ! Malgré sa complexité, l'EB 110 marchait bien sur la route, ses dimensions compactes combinées aux quatre roues motrices lui conférant une agilité exceptionnelle, une excellente adhérence et un bon équilibre en toutes circonstances. Le V12 3,5 litres développait 561 ch, pour une vitesse de pointe de 340 km/h, un chiffre enregistré sur la piste d'essai de Nardo en Italie qui mettait l'EB 110 à égalité avec l'autre « voiture la plus rapide du monde », la Jaguar XJ220.

    Il existait aussi une version de compétition allégée, l'EB 110 SS qui fit ses débuts au Salon de Genève en 1992, six mois après le lancement de l'EB110 GT. Pour la Super Sport, Bugatti portait la puissance encore plus haut. Les chiffres publiés variaient, mais tous avaient en commun d'excéder les 600 ch. Ce surcroît de puissance avait été obtenu en installant un nouveau système de gestion électronique et de plus gros injecteurs, ainsi qu'un échappement plus libre. Le pois total avait été réduit de 202 kg en remplaçant quelques panneaux d'aluminium par des éléments en carbone Kevlar et en adoptant des jantes en magnésium BBS. Pour la Super Sport, Bugatti revendiquait un 0 à 60 miles à l'heure (0 à 97 km/h) en 3,14 secondes et une vitesse maximale de 355 km/h, des chiffres époustouflants encore aujourd'hui.

    Alors qu'invariablement les journalistes mettaient l'accent sur ses prodigieuses performances à l'exclusion de pratiquement tout le reste, excepté peut-être son prix (380 000 $ pour la version SS) l'EB110 était néanmoins une voiture bien construite possédant un intérieur spacieux et bien équipé.

    Malheureusement pour Artioli et ses collaborateurs, l'EB 110 avait été lancée juste au moment de la récession du début des années 1990 et la société fut mise en liquidation en 1994. En plus de cinq prototypes de pré-production en aluminium et huit à châssis en matériau composite, on estime (selon les sources) que seulement 125 de ces voitures exotiques furent construites (95 GT et 30 SS), le pilote de Formule 1 Michael Schumacher et son altesse royale le sultan de Brunei étant probablement les plus connus de ses propriétaires.

    Cette EB110 GT a été livrée neuve le 4 avril 1996 via Bruno de Cillia à Villach Landskron, près de Vienne, le concessionnaire Bugatti autrichien. Le premier propriétaire était un certain M. Schmidt, qui a conservé la voiture pendant dix années. Lorsque le second propriétaire a acheté la Bugatti, elle n'avait couvert que 1 000 kilomètres. En mai 2013, à 8 932 kilomètres, la Bugatti a été entièrement entretenu chez Bentley, à Vienne, dont la facture détaillée de 14 262 € figure au dossier. La voiture a été achetée par son actuel propriétaire (le troisième) en 2017 et n'a parcouru que 10 200 kilomètres en tout, dont un voyage à la célébration internationale Bugatti au Portugal en 2018.

    Équipée de deux pneus neufs, de sa housse et de sa valise d'origine, la voiture est vendue avec ses papiers d'immatriculation Autrichien originaux, diverses factures, un papier d'immatriculation portugais et un contrôle technique portugais.
    Bleue avec intérieur gris, 050 se présente en excellent état général et représente une rare opportunité de posséder et d'apprécier une des supercars emblématiques des années 1990, dont peu de voiture peuvent égaler les performances encore aujourd'hui. Il ne faut pas laisser passer cette chance, le marché de ces voitures de collection rares est particulièrement dynamique en ce moment.


    One of only 95 production EB110 GTs
    1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé
    Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050
    Engine no. 0050


    Forty years after Ettore Bugatti's death in 1947, the once legendary but moribund marque, one of the most renowned in automotive history, was acquired by ambitious Italian businessman Romano Artioli, whose aim was nothing less than a resurrection of Bugatti in the form of a state-of-the-art supercar. Artioli chose Modena, home to Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, as the place to build his modern factory from which the first completed production car rolled out in 1992. Designated 'EB110' (signifying its debut 110 years after Ettore's birth) the first new Bugatti since the 1950s was an advanced mid-engined supercar acclaimed as worthy successor to its formidable antecedents.

    The Bugatti EB110 GT was designed by none other than engineer Paolo Stanzani and stylist Marcello Gandini, co-creators of the exotic Lamborghini Countach supercar to which the EB110, with its short nose, wedge-shaped body and gull-wing doors, bore a strong resemblance. Beneath the skin there were similarities too, the short-stroke V12 engine with forward mounted gearbox having been pioneered on the Countach. Had the EB110 stopped there it would have constituted a remarkable enough debut for a fledgling manufacturer, but to the already outstanding specification Stanzani added five valves per cylinder, four turbo-chargers, a bespoke six-speed gearbox and four-wheel drive! Despite the complexity, the EB110 worked well on the road, its compact dimensions combined with four-wheel drive making for exceptional agility, with excellent grip and balance no matter what the conditions. The 3.5-litre V12 developed 561bhp, good enough for a top speed of 340km/h (212mph), a figure recorded at the Nardi test track in Italy which placed the EB110 on a par with that other 'World's Fastest Car', the Jaguar XJ220.

    There was also a lightweight version, the even more powerful and expensive EB110 SS (Super Sport), which debuted at the Geneva Salon in 1992, six months after the launch of the EB110 GT. For the Super Sport, Bugatti boosted power still further; published outputs varied but all had one thing in common - they were in excess of 600bhp. The increase in power had been achieved by fitting a new ECU together with larger fuel injectors and a less restrictive exhaust system. Overall weight was reduced by 202kg (444lb) by replacing some aluminium panels with carbon/Kevlar alternatives and fitting magnesium BBS wheels. For the Super Sport, Bugatti claimed a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of 3.14 seconds and a top speed of 355km/h (220.6mph), breathtaking figures even by today's standards.

    While, understandably, headline writers emphasised its stupendous performance to the exclusion of almost everything else except the price ($380,000 for the SS version) the EB110 was nevertheless a very well built product possessing a roomy and lavishly equipped interior.

    Unfortunately for Artioli and his collaborators, the EB110 launched just as the early 1990s' recession took hold, and the company entered receivership in 1994. In addition to the five aluminium and eight composite-chassied pre-production prototypes, it is estimated (sources vary) that a mere 125 of these exotic cars were built (95 GT and 30 SS), Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher and HRH the Sultan of Brunei being perhaps the most high-profile owners.

    This EB110 GT was delivered new on 4th April 1996 via Bruno de Cillia in Villach Landskron, Vienna, the Austrian Bugatti dealership. The first owner was a Mr Schmidt, who kept the car for 10 years. When the second owner purchased the Bugatti it had covered only 1,000 kilometres. In May 2013 at 8,932 kilometres the Bugatti was fully serviced by Bentley, Vienna, whose detailed invoice for €14,262 is on file. The car was purchased by the current (third) owner in 2017 and has covered only some 10,200 kilometres in total, including attending the international Bugatti celebration in Portugal in 2018.

    Fitted with two new tyres, original car cover and luggage, the car is sold with its original Austrian registration document; sundry invoices; a Portuguese registration document; and a Portuguese 'MoT'.
    Finished in blue with grey interior, '050' is presented in excellent order throughout and represents a rare opportunity to own and enjoy one of the iconic supercars of the 1990s, the performance of which few cars can match, even today. This is an opportunity not to be missed, as the market for these rare and collectible cars is very strong at the moment.
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
1996 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39050 Engine no. 00050
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