These Genuine Bugatti Wheels Aren't As Expensive As You Might Think

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But they will cost as much as a small car.

Bugatti is arguably one of the most recognizable hypercar brands out there, having set numerous records and created multiple insane creations. But as impressive as modern-day offerings like the Chiron and the Centodieci are, they wouldn't exist without the EB110. The car was astonishing in its time and still holds up as a performance machine today, but buying one is a decidedly expensive affair. So why not buy a piece of one, or rather, pieces? RM Sotheby's has recently listed a set of original wheels from the EB110, and they cost a lot less than the car they came off but be warned, they're not exactly affordable.

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In pristine condition, these BBS-made wheels are set to cross the lot with no reserve at the April Open Roads auction in Copenhagen, Denmark. They're likely to sell somewhere in the region of between €8,000 and €12,000, or roughly between $9,500 and $14,000. Of course, we're not being silly enough to assume that these wheels really will end up in the home of an average Joe, and they're unlikely to be bought by someone who has a cracked wheel or some other issue. Instead, they'll probably form part of some fancy display in someone's dream man cave, presumably on a wall behind an actual EB110.

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Bugatti enthusiasts hold the supercar that these wheels came off of in high regard. Its 3.5-liter V12 is assisted by four turbochargers, just as modern Bugattis' 8.0-liter W16 engines are. It could sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.26 seconds and was holder of four records: fastest accelerating and fastest series-production car, fastest natural gas-powered sports car, and fastest series-production car on ice. It had a top speed of 218 mph, and although such figures have been surpassed by more modern stuff, we're talking about a car that's around 30 years old. A set of wheels from such an icon if you can't own the car itself still tells quite a story.

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Source Credits: RM Sotheby's

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