Forgotten Cars The Bugatti EB110 Is The Jermaine Jackson Of Supercars

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Forgotten Cars: The Bugatti Is The Jermaine Jackson Of Supercars

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Everybody has heard of the 5. With a frontman in the form of Michael Jackson, who was still a boy when he joined his band of the group scored hit after hit in the like ABC and I Want You Back.

people know that Michael eventually took his older brother Jermaine was the group’s lead singer. Jermaine is a fine musician in his own and he went on to have a moderately career of his own. But how are you supposed to compete with Michael the King of Pop, the biggest of all time?

If the Bugatti EB110 was capable of feelings, it must have an awful lot like Jermaine when its little brother the Veyron came along. The came to be regarded as the fastest, most expensive car out there if a few others have occasionally it in those departments) while the has practically become a footnote in its The Veyron is Michael, and the EB110 is

As we all know, today Bugatti is by the Volkswagen Group, which is why it is by an insane quad-turbo W16 engine. The came about in the early before VW had a hand in the brand. A few before its debut, Italian and Ferrari dealer Romano acquired the rights to the storied name and attempted a revival of his As Gulf News tells it, goal was to make a car that was badass than anything or Lamborghini made. How did he do it?

By recruiting a bunch of former engineers, that’s how.

got the legendary Marcello Gandini — the man the Lamborghini Miura, Diablo and which is one hell of a supercar — to design this new Bugatti. The that he and a bunch of other Italian engineers were it ensured that it would up to the reputation established by Bugatti’s cars from the 1930s.

The car that would become the was extremely advanced for its time, a 3.5-liter V12 engine with turbochargers good for 560 horsepower and And unlike its porkier little the Veyron, this car kept the down with aluminum panels mounted to a carbon monocoque chassis. Zero to 60 mph were in the low 3-second range.

The named their car the EB110 it went into production in after founder Ettore who would have turned 110 year. The car was a smash success it launched, setting a production car record of 212 mph. Michael famously owned a Super version of the car, as did many speed aficionados.

But the EB110 ended production in after a mere 139 were according to Bugatti, about a of Veyron production. What As Autozine tells it, things hampered by a recession in Europe and as well as Artioli’s overly-ambitious and purchase of Lotus. (Did you that the Elise was named for his


Bugatti went bankrupt, and racing company Dauer bought some of the unfinished and sold them under marque. They would end up a lighter, more powerful called the Dauer EB110 about 2007. In 1998, the Group bought the Bugatti and launched the Veyron in 2005.

Regardless of what came that’s what people of now when they think of and that’s kind of sad, the EB110 was pretty outstanding in its It holds its own against modern too. A few years ago Motor tested an EB110 Super against its superstar little and they found that a 20-year difference in technology, the was only microscopically slower the Veyron. This was certainly by the EB110’s 3,100 pound weight, 1,000 pounds than they Veyron.

still faster than of the newer machines you’ll occupying internet ultimate-supercar lists, they wrote of the

Don’t worry, EB110. We at still appreciate you. so than we do Jermaine Jackson,

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