Rodeo Drive Concours 2018: Bugatti EB110 Supersport
The Veyron is an amazing car in its own right. I've seen 7 or 8 of them. But that's the new Bugatti corporation - a Volkswagen-owned boutique. This car is part of Bugatti Automobili S.p.A, an earlier attempt to revive the brand. This is the EB110 Supersport. It's our third EB110 sighting, and it's unquestionably the coolest.
According to the Mullin docent/Bugatti guard, this 3.5L, quad turbo V12 with all-wheel drive through a 7-speed transmission is good for a sub-3.0 second 0-60 and a 232 mph maximum warp. That is fast under modern standards, but with the displacement of a Ford Flex, rather than a 3 ton 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine (*cough* Veyron *cough*). Part of that quickness is built-in; part is obviously due to the tuning and add-ons for Le Mans.
Unfortunately, we'll never know how accurate that claim is. For one, this is a museum piece now, and only comes out to look fabulous. It may not even run at this point - he wasn't sure.
Second, it's not street legal. Not even close.
Not that "legal" ever stopped anyone in the L.A. street racing scene. Also, "race track." (It's a place to wind this thing out without fear of cops. We tried it - totally worth it.)