RE: Only RHD Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype for sale

RE: Only RHD Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype for sale

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PerformanteNonGrata

16 posts

16 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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One of the best side profiles ever.

GreatScott2016

1,297 posts

91 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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PerformanteNonGrata said:
One of the best side profiles ever.
Not even close in my view, the rear half is truly awful.

McRors

298 posts

59 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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The exterior is lovey but the blue……I’d rather poo on my hands and clap than sit in that.

DeltaEvo2

870 posts

195 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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mrclav said:
In addition, the UK's preference for travel on the left actually dates back to the days of riding on horseback - as most people are right-handed, one would always wear a sword strapped on the left hip to draw across the body using the right hand if needed; as one might not know who was riding toward them was friend or foe, it was safer to pass on the left-hand side of the a path/road/lane etc and the habit has since stuck.

Far from the 'correct' side being archaic, it actually is grounded in something useful.
Yes, because I am always ready to draw my sword when driving my car, in those moments of road rage...

Red6

434 posts

59 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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As impressive as the Veyron and Chiron are, the EB110 has far more soul and character than its two successors.

GTRene

17,157 posts

227 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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I believe I've only seen one on the road, a EB110 GT , it was in our driving fun road trip when I still had the Hartge Z3 coupe 5.0 , he parked that bat mobile next to mine .



Yes the Bug has also a engine, but stil they wanted to see the V8 under my cars hood biggrin





Dombilano

1,216 posts

58 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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My childhood pin up car, still the prettiest nose I've ever seen on a car. I'll even forgive the POA nonsense

JJJ.

1,437 posts

18 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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It's a big yes from me thanks in part that it's not Ferrari. I wouldn't want RHD, this is a car for driving across continental Europe. The other advantage of LHD is the market to resell is so much bigger. Anyway, I'll dream on.

Matt_T

460 posts

77 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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Don1

16,006 posts

211 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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The definition of a lottery win car for me. What a thing.

oedipus

397 posts

69 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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Agree with the notion that something rare falls outside of a system that indicates what the going price should be whereas a common M2 can be priced based on a known market. How many POA haters would put a price on this if they were selling it?

Mr Tidy

23,170 posts

130 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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I've no idea!

As much as I like the fact that they exist I'd definitely prefer an F40, F50, 288 GTO, McLaren F1 or several others options from the many POA offerings.


Jon_S_Rally

3,490 posts

91 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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I do laugh at how triggered people get by POA. You don't have any God-given right to know how much an item is for sale for. If you're genuinely interested in buying it, call them and talk to them about it. even if you're not, you could still call and ask if you're that desperate to know. This is a one off item, and it's not easy to price something that has never been sold before. It's also likely to be bought by quite a small (and largely connected) group of people, some of whom will know the dealer already. Those who are serious will do that old-fashioned thing of actually talking to the seller.

As for the car itself, I'm not a huge fan, as I think it's a bit ungainly looking, but I'd still have it over any of Bugatti's more recent efforts. I don't really know why, as I'm sure it's worse in pretty much every way, but it just seems a bit more mad somehow. I like that.

Turbobanana said:
Why does PH insist on taking this archaic stance? We're in the minority, and the reasons for driving on the left probably date back to Roman times.
I suspect because they were trying to be humorous, rather than making any serious comment on the design and operation of cars.

anonymous-user

57 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Styled by Gandini with his eyes shut and nursing several broken fingers after a heavy night on the vino, with just 10 minutes left before he had to submit his proposal. It’s not a looker is what I’m saying. Boss-eyed from the front; bland could-be-something-90s-Japanese from the rear.

Twoshoe

871 posts

187 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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MustangGT said:
Exactly. Most people are right-handed, so RHD keeps your strongest hand on the steering whilst using your 'weaker' one to change gear. This equals better control.
But these days of course, with RHD cars, it's deemed to be much more important to be able to use the usually-distracting touch screen in the middle of the dash, with your left hand.

Edited by Twoshoe on Wednesday 15th March 07:30

ducnick

1,861 posts

246 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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bumskins said:
Turbobanana said:
So then why do so many territories do it the other way round?
No idea why but seemed to spread post-WW2, before that a lot of cars were built RHD whether French, American, German etc. Would be interested to know the reasoning.
You will notice that older real Bugattis, alfas etc are rhd .

The story goes that Bugatti (and others) placed the driver on the right to counter the torque reaction of the prop shaft and engine in his cars. As race tracks evolved and all the fastest cars (Bugatti,Alfa,talbot Lago, Bentley etc) were rhd and the tracks ran clockwise, the pits were on the right so the driver could jump in and out more easily. Hence rhd stuck on racing cars e.g Le Mans prototypes for much longer.

Edited by ducnick on Wednesday 15th March 08:22

Wab1974uk

1,037 posts

30 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Motormouth88 said:
Interesting whip but can we start boycotting dealers who have POA listed by not featuring them?
If you need to ask, you generally can't afford.

Suppose it's a good way to add more money to the price if they know the person enquiring is super rich.

I've always like the EB110. Even preferring it to the Diablo at the time.

Geoffcapes

760 posts

167 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Turbobanana said:
So then why do so many territories do it the other way round?
I blame the French!

https://nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/ufaqs/why-do-we...


It is possible that the custom of driving on the left dates back to pre-history and may later have been used as an early road safety measure. At a time when the main danger on the roads was mugging, careful travellers would pass on-coming strangers on the left with their sword arm towards the passer-by.

The keep left rule did not become law in Britain until the increase in horse traffic made some sort of enforcement essential. Before this, the drivers of coaches leaving London for the country simply chose the firmest part of the road. The main dates for the introduction of the legal requirement to keep left are:

1756 – London Bridge
1772 – Towns in Scotland
1835 – All roads in Great Britain and Ireland
In Europe, Pope Boniface VIII instructed pilgrims to keep to the left in the year 1300. Later, class distinction in France meant that aristocrats drove their carriages on the left side of the road forcing everybody else over to the centre or to the right-hand side. Keeping left had really only ever applied to riding or driving. With the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the subsequent declaration of the rights of man in 1791 many aristocrats decided to keep to the ‘poor side’ of the road so as not to draw attention to themselves. Keeping to the right of the road was also seen as a way of defying the earlier Papal decree.

The subsequent Revolutionary wars and Napoleon’s European conquests led to the spread of driving on the right to Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Napoleon ordered his armies to use the right-hand side of the road in order to avoid congestion during military manoeuvres. The nations that resisted invasion – Britain, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Russia and Portugal – generally kept to the left.

The Netherlands changed to driving on the right in 1795, but Dutch colonies in the Far East continued the old practices. Denmark had not been invaded by the French but changed in 1793. Russia did not switch until 1916. Czechoslovakia and Hungary were the last countries in mainland Europe to keep left, only changing to the right following invasion by Germany in the late 1930s.

Portugal made the change from left to right in the 1920s; countries with border crossings found there was great confusion if drivers were required to change sides of the road when passing from country to country. Sweden remained on the left until 1967 and changed to the right following a lengthy road safety campaign.

In Austria from 1805 to 1939 half the country drove on the left whilst the other half, the area that had been invaded by Napoleon, drove on the right!

Most of the British Empire adopted the British custom of driving on the left although Egypt, which had been conquered by Napoleon, kept using the right after it became a British dependency.

Pakistan considered changing from left to right in the 1960s. The main argument against was that camel trains often drove through the night while their drivers dozed. The difficulty in teaching old camels new tricks was a decisive factor in Pakistan rejecting the change.

Canada stayed on the left until the 1920s. During the American War of Independence, French liberal reformer General Lafayette gave advice to the revolutionary forces and spread the idea of driving on the right. The keep right rule was applied to the Pennsylvania turnpike in 1792, New York in 1804 and New Jersey in 1813.

Bucking the normal trend, the Pacific island of Samoa made the switch from driving on the right to driving on the left side of the road on 7 September 2009. The official reason given was so as to fall in line with near neighbours Australia and New Zealand which, like Britain, still drive on the left.

Max BHP

13 posts

17 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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POA…..again. Please stop providing free publicity for these dealers.

Jon_S_Rally

3,490 posts

91 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
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Max BHP said:
POA…..again. Please stop providing free publicity for these dealers.
Eh? Don't you have to pay to advertise on this site? What about the publicity is free?

Why do you think you have the right to know the selling price of an item that you are (presumably) not going to buy? If you are interested in buying it, pick up the phone, I'm sure they'll be more than happy to discuss the price with you.