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September 15, 1991 – Bugatti EB 110 released
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September 15, 1991 – Bugatti EB 110 released

On this day in 1991, the 110th birthday of Ettore Bugatti, founder of Bugatti, the company released the Bugatti EB 110 super car. The mid-engine, all wheel drive vehicle featured lines by Lamborghini Muira and Countach designers Paolo Stanzani and Marcello Gandini. A quad-turbo V12 powered the original GT version, giving it 553 horsepower. A Super Sport edition hit the market in 1992, which weighed 330 pounds less and put out 50 more horsepower. Each featured a six speed manual transmission. For a driver who knew what they were doing, they could go from zero to sixty in just 3.2 seconds behind the wheel of an SS. The GT and SS had insane top speeds of 212 mph and 220 mph, respectively. Bugatti EB 110 specs The following specs and performance data are gathered in part from www.ca...
January 15, 1909 – Jean Bugatti is born
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January 15, 1909 – Jean Bugatti is born

Gianroberto Bugatti was born in Germany on this day in 1909, the same year his father Ettore founded Automobiles E. Bugatti. By his early 20s, Jean, as he had become known, was making quite the impact at his father’s company. At 23, he led the design of the Bugatti Type 41 Royale. He later designed four separate bodies for the Type 57, often regarded as one of Bugatti’s finest touring models.  1936 Bugatti Type 57G Tank at the 1937 Le Mans which was driven by Jean-Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist, the type of car Jean was killed in. Top: Jean Bugatti standing next to the Royale Esders Roadster prototype in 1932 It was, unfortunately, his love of the automobile that would cause his death. On August 11, 1939, Jean died test driving a Type 57 tank-bodied car that had won a Le Mans...

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