The Bugatti EB 110 is a mid-engine sports car produced by Bugatti Automobili from 1991 to 1995 when the company was liquidated for the second time. It was unveiled as the first ”Reborn Bugatti” on September 15, 1991, on what would have been Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday, in Paris.
During the development stage, the company faced several problems with the torsional stiffness of the aluminum honeycomb chassis. The prototype chassis was losing a fifth of its torsional stiffness after 30,000 kilometers of testing, and the test drivers were noticing poor vehicle handling. To solve this problem, Bugatti invested in a new carbon fiber chassis that was developed and supplied by Aerospatiale, giving the car the stiffness it needed to achieve its performance targets. History was made when the EB 110 became the first production car to have a carbon fiber monocoque.
Another version of the EB 110 was also released. Named ”Super Sport”, this variant was lighter than the original by 150 kg. This was achieved by the use of carbon fiber body panels on the exterior and in the interior.