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The Bugatti EB 110 GT was unveiled on 15 September 1991, at both Versailles and in front of the Grande Arche de la Défense, near Paris, exactly 110 years after Ettore Bugatti’s birth. A lighter and more powerful variant with 450 kW (612 PS; 603 hp) called the EB 110 Super Sport was introduced at the 1992 Geneva Motor Show just six months after the introduction of the EB 110 GT.

The Super Sport variant was lighter than the GT by 150 kg (330 lb) which was achieved by the use of carbon-fibre body panels on the exterior and in the interior. The Super Sport could attain a top speed of 355 km/h (221 mph) and could accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.2 seconds. Early in 1994, Formula One driver Michael Schumacher purchased a yellow EB 110 Super Sport, giving the company a great deal of publicity.

Schumacher retained the car until 2003. Derek Hill, son of American Formula One champion Phil Hill, was one of three drivers on a team that competed with an EB 110 in the United States at the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona. Hard times hit the company in 1995 and as a result of chairman Artioli’s over-ambitious purchase of Lotus Cars in addition to the company’s quest to develop the EB112 four door saloon along with the negative exploitation of the company’s suppliers, the company was bankrupt.

Dauer Racing GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany, bought the semi-finished EB 110 cars in the assembly plant plus the parts inventory through the bankruptcy trustee. The remaining chassis were later developed by B Engineering into their Edonis sports car which uses the monocoque chassis of the EB 110 combined with a modified version of its engine.

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