Bugatti planning modern EB110 SS for Pebble Beach?

July 25, 2019

Rumour has it Bugatti could be preparing something very special for Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this year, with speculations suggesting a new model heavily inspired by the legendary EB110 SS.

The Bugatti EB110 SS was the Super Sport variant of the EB110, which itself was the predecessor to the Veyron. It was around 150kg lighter in weight than the regular EB110 thanks to the use of carbon Kevlar panels and carbon interior trimmings.

The rumour seems to stem from an Instagram post by girardoandco (below), which says Bugatti will be presenting a new car at Pebble Beach inspired by the EB110 SS. It says 10 units will be made, with a price tag of around 8 million euros.

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It is rumoured that Bugatti will be presenting a new car at Pebble Beach this year that is inspired from the original EB110SS, 10 cars to be built, with a price tag of Euro 8 million. No matter how fast the latest and greatest is, we still love the the spec of Artioli’s Bugatti EB110SS – 3.5 litre V12 complete with four turbo’s. The car we have for sale is the very last one built and has less than 6,000kms from new. Question is, which would you have? . . . #bugatti #bugattieb110 #bugattieb110ss #available #girardoandco

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If the rumour is true we’d expect Bugatti to use the Chiron as a base and then apply a unique body over the top. In the engine compartment is likely to be the iconic 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16, with power going through the seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission and into an all-wheel drive system.

Given the EB110 SS was a special version with more power, with its 3.5-litre quad-turbo V12 lifted from 412kW to 450kW, we’d expect a light tune for the new version. In its regular state the Chiron produces 1103kW. Along with more power, we’d suggest the Chiron Sport (below) body might be used, which uses more carbon fibre than the regular Chiron.

Of course, this is all just a rumour at this stage. Maybe Bugatti is simply planning a new Super Sport modelas a successor to the Veyron Super Sport? We’ll have to wait and see. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance takes place on August 18.

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.