Our answer is coming soon. Very soon.
There are only a few days until Pebble Beach kicks off in California. If the rumors are right, the standout model debut will be a new limited-edition Bugatti hypercar inspired by the EB110 SS supercar from the 1990s. Bugatti hasn’t confirmed if the car will be an EB110 SS tribute, but German website Auto Motor Und Sport recently uncovered a design sketch of the new hypercar, which was used as the basis for a rendershowing what the car could look like. In all likelihood, it will be based on the Bugatti Chiron.
We’ll have to wait and see if the render was accurate later this week. However, we may have been given our first glimpse at Bugatti’s new hypercar on video.
In a video posted by Drive Experience, Loris Bicocchi and Davide Cironi visit the old Bugatti factory in Campogalliano and take two EB 110 SS cars that raced in Le Mans and Daytona for a spin for the first time in 20 years. In fact, they appear to be the same cars that the EB110’s creator, Romano Artioli, was recently photographed with as part of an interview where he shared his thoughts about a potential EB110 tribute.
Around three minutes in, the pair are presented a mysterious model hiding under a sheet. The video doesn’t offer an explanation and the car is only shown for a few seconds, but the distinctive shape appears to resemble the EB110, so there's a chance it could be Bugatti's new tribute car. It's also probably only a matter of time before Bugatti starts teasing the limited-edition hypercar.
Like the Divo and La Voiture Noire, Bugatti’s new EB110 SS-inspired hypercar will allegedly be based on the Chiron and be limited to just 10 units. If rumors are to be believed, each one will cost 8 million euros – that’s nearly $9 million based on current exchanged rates.
Being based on the Chiron means the new hypercar will be powered by an 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder quad-turbo that produces 1,479 horsepower. For comparison, the EB110 SS used a 3.5-liter, quad-turbo V12 producing 610 horsepower. We don’t have to wait very long to find out what Bugatti has been cooking up, as the new hypercar is expected to debut on August 16.