The Bugatti EB110 (sort of) returns!

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 25 Jan 2018

    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 25 Jan 2018

    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 25 Jan 2018

    they managed to make it more ugly than the original, pretty impressive

  • Amirhussain 25 Jan 2018

    It actually looks sad

  • andyxxx 25 Jan 2018

    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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