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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Bugatti EB112 super sedan of 1990s

~Super Sedan~ We're back to talking about cars made by Bugatti of the 1990s. As it has long been known that the French automotive manufacturer always produces such powerfull cars. Well, we're back to the 1990s, when the brand was just acquired by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli. It turned out that apart from producing the Bugatti EB110, Bugatti also had developed and built several units of the four-door fancy coupe called the Bugatti EB112 back in 1991.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39001) is debuted at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show, and many said that they had just seen the most beautiful car in the world. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Like the previous EB110 model, to design this EB112 four-door coupe, Bugatti comissioned Giorgetto Giugiaro, an Italian renowned automotive designer as well as the founder and owner of the coachbuilder ItalDesign. Do not think the EB112' designing process was easy, although Giorgetto Giugiaro has designed many great cars before such as the Ferrari 250 GT, Lotus Esprit, DMC DeLorean, and many others. At that time, he should be made many improvements and revisions of the design sketches to accommodate the desires of the Bugatti Automobili's boss, Romano Artioli whose felt that there was always something lacking from his supercar designs, before it got its current form.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39002) has an elegant design with a rounded shape to produce an iconic and polarizing silhouette with inspiration dawn from those French brand's legendary cars of the 1920s - 1930s. (Picture from: SupercarBlog)
As we can see today, the Bugatti EB112's design clearly looks elegant with a rounded shape to produce an iconic and polarizing silhouette. These design elements are a purposeful tribute to the past story of the Ettore Bugatti-founded automaker, with inspiration drawn from those French brand's legendary cars of the 1920s - 1930s such the Bugatti Type 41 Royale, Type 55 Berlinetta, and Type 57 SC Atlantic.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39003) has a coupe-profile in saloon layout was one of the earliest conceptions of the sports sedans or fastbacks that we see today. (Picture from: Patrzsercemkochanie)
The influence is not lost on anyone who should draw those comparisons, with the EB 112’s roof transitioning into rear bumper, emphasising a fastback configuration much like its predecessors. This overall coupe-profile in saloon layout was one of the earliest conceptions of the sports sedans or fastbacks that we see today. There is something slightly different about the appearance of the Bugatti EB112 when compared to Bugatti's other models. Although it still carries the typical Bugatti's horse-shoe shaped grille, but the one attached on the EB112 defines in a different echelon. If the Bugatti's four-door coupe hit the production line, then the EB112 would be one of its kind.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39002) has a bodywork is made of aluminum and is built on a carbon fiber chassis. (Picture from: SupercarBlog)
The Bugatti EB112 bodywork is made of aluminum and is built on a carbon fiber chassis. The use of these two lightweight components is considered a very sophisticated innovation carried out by the automaker at that time. Although attached with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) features, having five doors, and carrying a large V12 engine, it turns out that the EB112 has a fairly light curb weight, which is only 3,968 lbs, compared to the Veyron and Chirons which weigh around 4,400 lbs. Meanwhile, the position of the engine is behind the front wheels thereby improving weight distribution and vehicle control.
Bugatti EB1122's interior brings all the luxuries of a high-end premium under its leather and briarwood trim and exquisitely-molded shapes that convey a feeling of welcoming warmth and comfort. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
The EB112's interior brings all the luxuries of a high-end premium under its leather and briarwood trim and exquisitely-molded shapes that convey a feeling of welcoming warmth and comfort: the four sculpted "bucket" type enveloping seats are lined with genuine leather,  besides sporting feature also reflected in the dashboard with its round dials and the central console with its array of control lever.
As the EB112's mechanical heart, Bugatti pinned it with a naturally aspirated 6-liter V12 engine designed by Volkswagen, where in the engine has five valves per cylinder and mounted behind the front axle. It is capable of spraying power up to 450 horsepower then channeled to all the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission system so as to make the four-door coupe accelerate from rest to 100 kph in 4, 3 seconds with a top speed of 300 kph. The Bugatti EB112 was first introduced to the public at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show, at that time many said that they had just seen the most beautiful car in the world.
Bugatti only made 3 units of EB112, of which the first unit in red (S/N 39001) that shown in Geneva was the only one complete built by the company before having financial problem and led into bankruptcy again in 1995. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
As reported by Hotcars, Bugatti only made 3 units of EB112, of which the first unit in red (S/N 39001) that shown in Geneva was the only one complete built by the company before having financial problem and led into bankruptcy again in 1995 (probably owned by its designer Giorgetto Giugiaro). At that time, many of the Bugatti's assets were sold to Gildo Pallanca Pastor, including the two unfinished Bugatti EB112s. And according to Motortrend, the two Gildo Pastor-owned EB112 were completed in 1998 by his company, Monaco Racing Team, one finished in black (S/N 39002) sold to Swiss Bugatti importer Chevalley in February 2000. While another EB112s in a dark blue shade (S/N 39003), now is believed to be owned by a Russian car collector.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39003) is powered by a naturally aspirated 6-liter V12 engine designed by Volkswagen, where in the engine has five valves per cylinder and mounted behind the front axle. (Picture from: SecretClassics)
Although technically never produced, the Bugatti EB112 is listed as one of the four-door Bugatti models ever made, although it won't be the first time and probably won't be the last either. As we all know, since the Volkswagen Group acquired Bugatti in the 2000, the French automaker had ever launched a four-door luxury sedan called the Bugatti Galibier 16C in 2009 is powered by an 8-liter W16 coupled with twin superchargers capable of producing up to 1,000 horsepower.
As you can imagine, the Bugatti's four-door coupe model of 1990s will get an expensive price, especially considering there are only three of them ever made. However, the selling price may not be as much as the common classic cars. And in December 2021, one of the black EB112 cars and has a mileage of just 2,423 miles and can be purchased upon on Schaltkulisse.de. There is no mention of the pricing, but we expect it to be worth nearly $4 Million (approx Rp.56.86 billion)!😲 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HOTCARS.COM | MOTORAUTHORITY | MOTORTREND | CARSTYLING.RU | SCHALTKULISSE.DE ]
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