The Last Bugatti Racing Cars is Bugatti’s coffee table book that documents the comprehensive history of the EB110. And it costs €1,100.
The Bugatti EB110 is a mid engine sports car that was manufactured from 1991 to 1995. The predecessor of the legendary Veyron, it was the only Bugatti production model manufactured from when Romano Artioli’s tenure as the company’s owner.
The Bugatti team started developing the car way back in 1988. After three years of conceptualization, the first generation EB110 was first presented in front of the Grande Arche de la Défense, near Paris, France in 1991, on the 110th birthday of Ettore Bugatti, the company’s founder.
The EB110 uses a 60 valve, quad turbocharged V12 engine that comes mated with a 6 speed manual transmission. This engine puts out a total of 553 hp and 611 Nm of torque, which may seem like normal supercar numbers now, but thirty years ago, it was extremely groundbreaking. The EB110 can go from a complete standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds. Putting it into perspective, the latest Aston Martin Vantage also has the same 0-100 km/h time, while the latest BMW Z4 reaches 100km/h 0.2 seconds slower.
The EB110 raced at Le Mans in 1994, competing in the GT1 Class. Another EB110 competed at the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona. These two EB110s are considered to be the last Bugatti race cars of the modern era. The brand has not entered a competitive racing series since 1996.
The Last Bugatti Racing Cars is a book that features these two historic race cars. With more than 350 images scattered across over 300 pages of exclusive content, the book is a true collector’s item. the book also has rare historic images, technical drawings, data sheets, and racing reports. Some of the content includes exclusive eyewitness accounts from racing driver Derek Hill, test driver Loris Biocchi, and Bugatti race engineer Dieter Gass.
According to the book’s publisher, there will only be 110 copies available. 35 of these copies will be the Publisher’s Edition, which features a leather-bound cover and will be signed by the main characters if the EB110 story. This edition will fetch a whopping €1,100 price tag. The two other editions are the IMSA Edition that features a silver cover, and a Le Mans Edition that will be wrapped in a blue cover. Both these editions will be priced at €459.