Schaltkulisse, a German dealer, is selling one of three Bugatti EB112 sedans.
First time spotted by CarscoopsThis is the second prototype for the Bugatti E 110 supercar, which was the first of three that Romano Artioli (an Italian businessman) created. He had always dreamed about bringing Bugatti back from the dead since 1952 when the company’s original version stopped making cars.
Giorgetto Giugiaro designed the EB 112, which was first unveiled at 1993 Geneva motor show. The 6.0-liter V-12 made 450 hp. It was mounted in a front-midship configuration. This luxury sedan could reach speeds of up to 186 mph and 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
Bugatti EB 112 prototype (photo via Schaltkulisse)
The EB 112 currently up for sale—chassis number 39001—was built by Italdesign. Two other EBs were intended to have been built in Bugatti’s Campogalliano plant, Italy but they were completed elsewhere. The current mileage of chassis number 39001, which has 2,432 miles, is an intriguing glimpse into what might have been.
Artioli was able to revive Bugatti’s reputation when the EB 112 was revealed. The EB 110 received a lot positive attention. Bugatti also provided design services to Suzuki.
Bugatti went bankrupt in 1995 due to financial problems, including debts that Artioli incurred after a Lotus investment. Only 128 examples were made of the EB 110 before Bugatti went bankrupt. The EB 112 did not reach the prototype stage. After the company went bankrupt, the Bugatti rights were purchased by Volkswagen Group. They revived the Bugatti brand using the Veyron/Chiron.