It goes without saying that any Bugatti is a special piece of engineering, but the EB112 is up there with some of Bugatti’s finest, and rarest, work of all time. Now, this 1-of-3 completed yet conceptual example is up for sale with Schaltkulisse.
In the 1990s, Bugatti was in desperate need of a revival, so it enlisted Romano Artioli to save the company. In turn, he wanted to create a limousine for the brand — which turned out to be the EB112. Following on from the success of the EB110, Artioli penned the EB112 by taking cues from the marque’s heritage, namely the 57 SC Atlantic’s spine, and models such as the 1920s’ Tipo 55 2 door, the Tipo 32, and 57 Tank.
From there, signature elements such as the Bugatti horseshoe grille were included, while the rims were a direct translation of those found on the Bugatti Royale. Powering the car is a naturally-aspirated six-liter 60 valve V12 engine producing 450 BHP, which is good for a 0-62 MPH time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 186 MPH — nowhere near the Bugatti power and speed figures we’re used to, but still wildly impressive for a car of its stature.
Of course, only three were ever built. One formally by Bugatti, while the another was half-finished before being sold to Gildo Pallanca Pastor, who enlisted the Monaco Racing Team to build the remaining two chassis into full cars. #39003 remained in his personal collection, while this car, the #39002, is what’s up for sale.
No price has been attached to the car — it’s upon request only. We can only begin to fathom how much it’ll cost. Take a closer look at the Bugatti EB112 above, and find out more online.
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