This Spectacular Bugatti Just Sold For Crazy Money

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The 90s didn't get much cooler than this.

There's no doubt that Bugatti builds some of the world's most badass hypercars, and cars such as the Chiron Super Sport 300+ and Centodieci are all the proof you need. The new Super Sport 300+ is currently grabbing all the headlines, and the first two American examples have just touched ground, but old school fans of this legendary manufacturer will appreciate this piece of 90s metal just as much. The Bugatti EB110 Super Sport was manufactured from 1991 to 1995 and was famously driven, and crashed, by Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher, and this example just sold for an astonishing $2,9 million at a recently held Bonhams auction.

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This extraordinary price is justified by the fact that only 30 of these exclusive Super Sport cars ever rolled off the Campogalliano factory floor back in 1994. Designed by Paolo Stanzani and stylist Marcello Gandini (co-creators of the Lamborghini Countach), the EB110 took the supercar world by storm when first launched. This specific model was delivered to a Dr. Pöhlmann in Germany back in 1994, and since then has seen four different owners behind the wheel, with the odometer showing only 18,600 miles.

The exterior of this 90s icon features a Grigio Chiaro metallizzato Silver paint job with matching silver seven-spoke alloy wheels, a large rear wing, and who could miss those scissor doors? The interior is covered in subtle blue leather, and the first owner added some of his own flavor by throwing in a set of blue anodized pedals, a blue shift knob, and window switches. You don't get more 90s retro than this.

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This rare Bugatti's showpiece has to be that 3.5-liter quad-turbocharged V12 which was an engineering marvel back in its day. This exotic powerplant develops 603 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 479 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm in Super Sport guise, up from the standard 561 hp thanks to an ECU upgrade, larger fuel injectors, and a free-flowing exhaust system. Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. The overall weight of the SS version was reduced by 445 pounds by replacing aluminum body panels with carbon/Kevlar pieces and by fitting lightweight magnesium BBS wheels.

Bugatti claims that this supercar can reach a top speed of 221 mph if you're brave enough, and will reach 62 mph in only 3.14 seconds. This top speed made the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport the world's fastest production car until the release of the McLaren F1. When first released, the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport cost around $379,320, and according to the experts, the value of these cars is only heading one way: up.

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