The French brand, revived by Italians in 1987, struggled with problems from the beginning of its new start. It is not surprising that 11 years later it was taken over by Volkswagen. Only three models were produced in this short period. Only the EB110, the progenitor of later designs, was produced.
The other two – the so far fresh-looking ID 90 concept, and the sloppy-looking sedan EB112 – have not been introduced. In the case of the former one wants to say “it’s a pity”, but when talking about “stodwunastce” one automatically presses “fortunately!”. Interestingly, as many as three copies of this vehicle were made. One of them has just been auctioned.
The EB112 looks, to put it mildly, peculiar. Looking at the exterior, the first version of the Panamera comes to mind. However, the Porsche design can still get over – the Bugatti looks simply tragic. The heavy silhouette of the pseudo-sports sedan is devoid of any eye-pleasing accents. The bodywork looks simply bland.
It’s just as hard in the interior. The dashboard, the steering wheel pulled out from the bus and the center console are overwhelming. However, metallic decorative elements with a fish scale pattern are eye-catching. A similar one was later used in the Veyron model.
The performance, however, is impressive. The car is powered by a 456 HP V12 naturally aspirated engine. It is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. The drive is transmitted to all wheels. All these elements translate into a sprint to “hundreds” in 4.3 seconds, and the top speed is 300 km / h.
It is one of the three vehicles that have been produced. Interestingly, two of them were only completed after the bankruptcy of the company, thanks to Gildo Pallanca Pastor, a businessman from Monaco. A vehicle from his collection has just been auctioned off. The vehicle currently has 3,900 km of mileage. The organizer of the auction does not provide the price – but looking at the uniqueness of the item, these will not be pennies.