It’s rare enough to see just one Bugatti. But to see all the modern Bugatti generations in the same place at the same time is akin to an eclipse. Recently the three cars that have defined the modern era of the famous brand were assembled in Dubai for an unprecedented photo shoot. The Bugatti generations were represented by the EB110 Super Sport, the Veyron and the, most recent, Chiron. You can read all about the different variants of Chiron in this link.
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Bugatti EB110 Super Sport
The first of the modern-generation Bugattis is the E110. It was created under the watchful eye of, then company owner, Romano Artioli. EB are the initials of company founder Ettore Bugatti, while 110 stands for his 110th birthday. The EB110 made extensive use of lightweight materials in its construction. The car is powered by a mid-mounted quad-turbocharged 3,5-litre V12 that revved to 8 250 r/min.
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The EB110 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3,26 seconds, making it the fastest accelerating series-production car of its time. It also had a top speed of 351 km/h. By 1995, Bugatti produced only 96 units of the EB110 GT, as well as fewer than 40 of the lighter and more powerful variant EB110 Super Sport and additionally two official factory racecars. One famous owner of the EB110 was seven-time Formula 1 champion, Michael Schumacher.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
The Bugatti Veyron can be considered the grandfather of the hypercar segment. In 2005 the French manufacturer employed a carbon monocoque, all-wheel-drive and four turbochargers. The 8,0-litre W16 engine produced 1 000 PS (736 kW) and 1 500 N.m. These figures endowed the Big Bug with a top speed of over 400 km/h (407 km/h) with a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of just 2,5 seconds. In 2010, Bugatti upped the game with the Veyron Super Sport. Power was increased to 1 200 PS (883 kW) and maximum speed raised to 415 km/h. A Veyron 16.4 Super Sport set a new world speed record for road vehicles with a top speed of 431,072 km/h. Only 450 Veyron 16.4 units were built, including 48 Super Sport derivatives, up to 2015.
The game-changing Veyron was replaced by the Chiron in 2016. A similar powertrain was retained but maximum power was now raised to 1 500 PS (1 104 kW) along with peak torque of 1 600 N.m. The Chiron sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 2,4 seconds, to 200 km/h in 6.1 seconds and reaches 300 km/h in 13,1 seconds. The maximum speed is limited at 420 km/h. In 2019, Bugatti was the first car manufacturer ever to exceed the 300 miles per hour mark with the Chiron. The company’s test driver set a new speed record of 304,773 mph (490,484 km/h). Of the planned 500 build run, over 250 Chiron units have already been built and delivered.