The Bugatti EB110 GT
Bugatti EB110 GT was the second attempt at reviving performance car brand with a machine that was the spiritual predecessor of the modern day Veyron.
Bugatti in its original form began a steady decline during the Second World War. The death of Ettore Buggati’s son Jean in 1939 was a major setback, add to this the destruction of the factory during the War and Ettore’s death in 1947 meant that the company did not survive beyond 1952. Between then and the revival of the brand under the Volkswagen group in the early 2000s, a couple of attempts were made to revive the brand, but with not much success.
The most prominent of these revival attempts was in 1988 by Romano Artioli, a wealthy Italian entrepreneur and owner of a Ferrari dealership. Artioli assembled a team of Italian engineers and enlisted the services of Marcello Gandini, who is best known as the designer of the LAMBORGHINI MIURA and the Countach. The new car was christened the Bugatti EB110 GT with the public unveiling happening in 1991, the 110th birth anniversary of Ettore Bugatti.