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Jay Leno Drives World’s Only Bare Carbon Bugatti EB110

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This is one of the rarest Bugatti EB110s ever made.

Before the Bugatti Chiron and Bugatti Veyron set new benchmarks for luxury and performance, there was the Bugatti EB110. The styling may have been an acquired taste, but the Bugatti EB110 was one of the 1990's greatest supercars.

Built between 1991 and 1995 to mark company founder Ettore Bugatti's 110th birthday, the Bugatti EB110 was powered by a quad-turbocharged V12 engine pumping out 550 horsepower, while the more powerful Super Sport version introduced in 1992 increased the output to 603 horsepower. 0-62 mph in the Super Sport took 3.2 seconds before topping out at 216 mph, which was an extremely impressive feat back in the 1990s.

Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage

This was enough to make the Bugatti EB110 the world's fastest production car before the Jaguar XJ220 snatched the record. Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. went bankrupt in 1995 before the Bugatti name was revived once again by VW in 1998, but the EB110's legacy lived on in the early 2000s thanks to a Germany company called Dauer Sportwagen.

Dauer Sportwagen bought the rights and tooling for the EB110 and built five more examples of the iconic supercar dubbed the 'Dauer EB110 Super Sport Light Weight' with less weight and more power. While the original EB110 had an all-aluminium body, Dauer's EB110s were built with carbon fiber bodies, which reduced the weight by 507 pounds.

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Jay Leno's Garage
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One of these was left unpainted with exposed carbon fiber, making it one of the rarest and most eye-catching Bugatti EB110s ever built. And Jay Leno was lucky enough to drive it in the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage. This wasn't the first time Leno has driven the Bugatti EB110 either, as a blue example appeared on the show earlier in the year.

The bare carbon Bugatti EB110 featured in the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage is a 1994 Super Sport model and was reunited with racing driver Derek Hill, who used to race EB110s. While the EB110 Super Sport already generated over 600 horsepower, Dauer increased the output to 645 horsepower, resulting in a 0-62 mph time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 230 mph. If that wasn't enough power for you, an optional sports exhaust and modified ECU increased the output to 705 hp, which is the version Leno drove. You can check out the naked carbon Bugatti EB110 in action in the video above.

Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage

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