Rarer Than The Veyron, At A Fraction Of The Cost
If you want a modern Bugatti that’s more exclusive than the Veyron, and cheaper too, here’s your chance.
This 1994 Bugatti EB110 can be picked up for $415,000 – far less than the 7 figure pricetag a new Veyron commands – but with just 139 cars built, is destined to be a far rarer sight than the bloated orcas that populate every rap video and Gulf State shopping mall.
The EB110 is no technical lightweight either. When it was introduced in 1991, it was the first example of a road-going vehicle with a carbon fiber tub. The body panels were aluminum, while the 3.5L V12 featured four turbochargers and revved to an incredible 9,000 RPM.
While the Bring-A-Trailer ad correctly asserts that keeping this car running will cost a fortune, what supercar isn’t a nightmare to run? No matter what the cost of spares and maintenance is for an EB110, it will undoubtedly be less than the absurdly expensive Veyron maintenance program, and the car has character in spades – unlike Herr Piech’s mostly-automated death machine.
I still hate the ridiculous pig-nose, but the EB110 is pretty, in a dork-ish sort of way.
If they could have just smoothed the bonnet, and made the head lamps pop-up style, it would have drastically improved the looks.
I remember the EB110 as the Veyron of its day. With all wheel drive and four turbos, it was the heaviest most complicated option in the supercar market. The XJ220, F50 and Mclaren were all better looking, simpler and sportier. Its funny that compared to its succesor the EB110 is remembered as a spartan supercar deal.
"I am guessing $3k per year in maint, minimum...But then again I could be way off, it may be more like $6k per year to maintain." LOL.