It may be the only one of its kind in the world, and it's stunning.
We're not sure what it says about the world when seeing an exotic hypercar with exposed carbon-fiber bodywork seems like business as usual. Bugattis especially. But this isn't one of the likely hundreds of Veyrons and Chirons that have left the factory in Molsheim with at least some of their woven body panels left bare for all the world to see.
Captured during the Exotics on Broadway event in Monterey just a few weeks ago is an exceptionally rare EB110 in evidently varnished and polished carbon fiber, but without so much as a speckle of paint over it. And it looks fantastic.
Just how rare it is, we're not 100-percent sure. Under Romano Artioli's direction, Bugatti Automobili SpA in Modena only made 139 of these cars, all told. And this appears to be one of the more desirable Super Sport versions, with stripped cockpits and carbon-fiber bodywork to lighten the curb weight and 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12s tuned from the standard 553 horsepower to 603 hp.
However, we could be looking at an even rarer beast. After Artioli's Bugatti folded, a German company called Dauer Sportwagen bought the rights and tooling for the EB110.
Having previously converted a handful of Porsche 962s for the road, Dauer made a few more EB110s – one GT and three Super Sports – augmenting the engine even further to 645 hp and fitting even more carbon-fiber components. And only one of those is thought to have been left with its weave exposed. So what we're looking at is either that solitary example, or someone paid a great deal to have another EB110 SS stripped and polished. Either way, it's a sight to behold, so our thanks go to Jeroen the Carspotter for capturing it (parking next to a Koenigsegg Jesko no less) and sharing on YouTube.