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Unicorn alert: A prototype Bugatti EB112 is for sale

by Nik Berg
3 December 2021 2 min read
Unicorn alert: A prototype Bugatti EB112 is for sale
Photos: Schaltkulisse

One of just three Bugatti EB112 super saloons ever assembled is being sold in Germany. Designed as a stablemate to the quad-turbo V12 EB110, Bugatti boss Romano Artioli described the car as “similar to a go-kart, it corners flat and is even more enjoyable to drive than an EB110.”

Editor’s Note: Before we’d even hit publish on this piece, the EB112 appears to have found a buyer – but we can dream anyway, right?

Designed by Giugiaro and influenced by past masters such as the Type 57 SC Atlantic, the EB112 was a total show-stopper when it was revealed to the world at the Geneva motor show in 1993. Behind the trademark Bugatti horseshoe grille sat a six-litre V12, driving all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. It was claimed to to accelerate to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds and top out above 180mph.

Unfortunately Artioli’s Bugatti went bust, but Monaco-based entrepreneur Gildo Pallanca Pastor acquired its assets, which included two unfinished EB112s. Pastor set the Monaco Racing Team the task of finishing the cars, keeping one for himself and, eventually, delivering this example to the Swiss Bugatti importer Chevalley in February 2000, almost seven years since it was originally ordered.

The car was registered in Geneva in 2003 and has been with the same owner ever since, covering just 3900km (2423 miles). Feast your eyes on this incredible unicorn at the selling dealer, Schaltkulisse.

There’s no price attached to the listing, but that’s hardly a surprise. The only two others in existence will likely never be sold; one belongs to ItalDesign, and the other to Pastor, so this really is a unique opportunity for one wealthy Bugatti fan.

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