- bugatti will unveil a new car at pebble beach patterned after the eb110.
- built between 1991 and 1995, the eb110 was the world's fastest production car.
- we'll have full details on the new car on friday.
on friday, bugatti will scatter foam blocks and plastic shards across the pebble beach lawn to tempt customers away from the acura stand. more likely, it will show a physical car that pays tribute to the 1990s eb110. judging by bugatti's teaser images and how millionaires salivate over abstract art installations, either guess would be appropriate.
the eb110 that marcello gandini designed and businessman romano artioli built in modena starting in 1991 was a short-lived revival of the french-italian brand's illustrious prewar heritage. just 128 cars squeaked out of the factory through 1995, when the company again folded as it had twice in the 1950s. a 218-mph top speed made it the world's fastest production car. the quad-turbo v-12 with five valves per cylinder, upward of 600 horsepower, and all-wheel drive previewed what hypercars would offer decades later.
bugatti's new car isn't likely to offer wood trim, a stick shift, or half-windows. scissor doors and wedges would be very appropriate, though. we'll keep you posted.