Bugatti worked in the 1990s on a sedan called the EB 112, which ultimately never saw the light of day. Only three prototypes have been made, and one of them may soon be yours …
In the 1990s, Bugatti was not yet part of the Volkswagen group and was considering expanding its range, despite complicated finances. Thus, the boss at the time, Romano Artioli, asked Giorgetto Giugiaro to design a four-door model that could be part of the catalog and complete the supercar EB 110. After several sketches refused by Artioli, the final project called EB 112 was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1993.
The second of three prototypes on sale in Germany
Three prototypes of the luxurious sedan were developed. The first, a few months after the presentation, was entirely manufactured in the Campogalliano factory. In a burgundy color, it was manufactured by Italdesign which still owns it. Two other prototypes were launched in the same factory but production came to a halt in the middle, when Bugatti went bankrupt. Monegasque businessman Gildo Pallanca Pastor bought the two chassis and spare parts to complete the production of the two vehicles thanks to the Monaco Racing Team.
Today’s copy is n ° 2, and it has therefore experienced a very long gestation. The order was placed on April 27, 1993 by the Swiss importer Chevalley, but the delivery of the vehicle did not take place until February 2000, ie seven years later! Registered in Geneva in February 2003, it was exhibited in a few events including the Geneva Motor Show in 2006. Today, the model is put on sale by the German Shift gate.
3,900 km only
The car, which shows only 3,900 km, is in perfect condition. Its engine is a Atmospheric 6.0 displacement V12, offering 450 hp. It allows the sedan to climb to 100 km / h in just 4.3 seconds. The top speed is fixed at 300 km / h. The engine, placed in the front center position for ideal weight distribution, is associated with a six-speed manual gearbox. Thanks to a four-wheel drive system, the EB 112 would even be “more pleasant to drive than the EB 110” according to Artioli.
The German company does not list the price of the model for sale, but there is no doubt that it should reach new heights given its rarity. The return of a Bugatti sedan in the spotlight The brand may also give some ideas, which could relaunch its Galibier sedan project in an electric format.
Photos: shift gate.
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