RE: The Bugatti EB110 (sort of) returns!

RE: The Bugatti EB110 (sort of) returns!

Thursday 25th January

The Bugatti EB110 (sort of) returns!

Remember when the EB110 became the Edonis? Now the Edonis has become the SP-110...



Now this is reimagination taken to another level! In the past few years we've seen Jaguar, Aston Martin and Land Rover create new 'heritage' products, those in addition to the restorations and modernisation projects that were already going on. Now, thanks to Casil Motors in the US, we could be about to see the reincarnation of the reincarnation of a 90s supercar...

Everybody knows the Bugatti EB110, because it was the return of an iconic manufacturer and showed that Jaguar was being a big bunch of wimps: in Top Trumps a quad-turbo V12 always beats a twin-turbo V6. Obviously. Less people however know about the B Engineering Edonis, the work of some ex-Bugatti engineers who took an EB110, upped the power, removed the front driveshafts and, er, made it uglier.


That didn't really work out - B Engineering still exists, though only as a Bugatti specialist - and now an American company has purchased the rights to build the Edonis again. Its plan is to create "the ultimate analogue supercar", which is all rather trendy at the moment. Apparently it will be built on fully homologated and unused EB110 chassis back from when they were Bugattis, which must be jolly dusty by now. (B Engineering originally aimed to make 21 Edonises in the early 2000s; given Casil Engineering wants to make 15, that makes some sense).

The car will be the SP-110 Edonis Fenice and, according to the information that is currently available on Autocar, it will be offered with either the original Edonis body (designed by Nicola Materazzi) or a new 'Rinascita' look, which is arguably worse but said to provide more downforce. Using the Edonis version of that incredible V12, Casil Motors says the SP-110 Edonis Fenice will be capable of 0-100mph in eight seconds and 220mph.


Price? £600,000, with - of course - near limitless colour and personalisation options. Should you be interested, Casil Motors are taking $2,500 deposits now. Hopefully there's more to tell on this story in due course...

[Source: Autocar]

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JohnGoodridge

Original Poster:

502 posts

127 months

Thursday 25th January
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Can they make it look like an EB-110, rather than an edonis?

Quad turbo v12 is cool, but is it just me or does 0-100mph in 8 seconds sound slow these days? A current AMG E63 or BMW M5 would be quicker.

mrbarnett

109 posts

25 months

Thursday 25th January
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I dreamt about the EM110 a couple of nights ago; I was the only person in the world who remembered it. It was like a really st episode of the Twilight Zone.

Dave Hedgehog

10,004 posts

136 months

Thursday 25th January
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they managed to make it more ugly than the original, pretty impressive

Amirhussain

10,695 posts

95 months

Thursday 25th January
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It actually looks sad


andyxxx

302 posts

159 months

Thursday 25th January
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Dave Hedgehog said:
they managed to make it more ugly than the original, pretty impressive
Not to me - a vast improvement IMO
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Dinoboy

1,316 posts

149 months

Thursday 25th January
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If it looked even vaguely like an EB110 they might stand a chance. Just awful.

M1C

1,045 posts

43 months

Thursday 25th January
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The Edonis just looks so....... forlorn!

FN2TypeR

5,455 posts

25 months

Thursday 25th January
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Amirhussain said:
It actually looks sad

"Please...... kill me"

daveco

3,527 posts

139 months

Thursday 25th January
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All they'd have to do is change the headlight shape...

EB110SS...the 90's really were the era of the supercar.

J4CKO

24,771 posts

132 months

Thursday 25th January
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looks like a deeply troubled and world weary fish at the front, knock off Gallardo at the back.

Hubris

139 posts

69 months

Thursday 25th January
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Hey, go easy on the negative comments.
Can't you see it already has low self-esteem?

dudleybloke

14,303 posts

118 months

Thursday 25th January
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Gameface

3,885 posts

9 months

Thursday 25th January
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0-100 in 8 seconds?

Junior supercars are doing it in 6 these days.

BigChiefmuffinAgain

51 posts

30 months

Thursday 25th January
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But - why ?

Why go to all the effort of taking a car which flopped commercially 20 years ago, and then take an update of it which also flopped 15 years ago, and then try to make it again, when the world has moved on significantly since.... What does this bring to the party ?

The very low deposit price they are looking to take suggests that they don't have much faith in the project either....

BTW My father actually owned an EB110 - he got the last one out of the factory, pretty much driving it out as the administrators were arriving. He never rated it that highly ( though it was a "standard", not an SS ). He said it lacked character....

menoy

134 posts

66 months

Thursday 25th January
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Amirhussain said:
It actually looks sad

You would cry too, if your fathers bankruptcy happened to you!

(sang to the tune of....)

fblm

14,899 posts

195 months

Thursday 25th January
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What's with the apologetic little wing? Either have one or don't. That just looks like some trim is falling off.

HardMiles

150 posts

18 months

Thursday 25th January
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So, I love the EB110 for everything it stood for in the era. I never knew the other monstrosity existed. I did know about the Rauch edition of the SS which went RWD only. That would be my choice. But, dear God above, that thing is so savagely ugly I'd rather they weighed the chassis' in, that use them for that abomination!!!!

PunterCam

713 posts

127 months

Thursday 25th January
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Gameface said:
0-100 in 8 seconds?

Junior supercars are doing it in 6 these days.
Who fking cares.

Gameface

3,885 posts

9 months

Thursday 25th January
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PunterCam said:
Gameface said:
0-100 in 8 seconds?

Junior supercars are doing it in 6 these days.
Who fking cares.
Excuse me?

Would you care to elaborate?

CraigyMc

10,957 posts

168 months

Thursday 25th January
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PunterCam said:
Gameface said:
0-100 in 8 seconds?

Junior supercars are doing it in 6 these days.
Who fking cares.
You appear to be on the wrong website.