The car line marked the revival of the Bugatti brand many years ago: EB 110 is now 30 years old. After 5 years since this car line was launched and sold on the market, the brand has created a racing car that can compete in international racing events. During the life of the EB 110, Bugatti only built two racing cars and one of these two cars was the Bugatti EB 110 Sport Competizione racing car.

On June 9, 1996, this Bugatti EB 110 SC participated in a 2-hour race in Dijon. The car had a great start and showed off its impressive power in this race. However, this race in Dijon was also the last playground that this car participated in before “sink into oblivion” during the past 25 years. At that time, the car was driven by Monaco businessman and racer Gildo Pallanca-Pastor. At the age of 29, he is known as one of the youngest racers and is also the owner of the Monaco Racing Team with the EB 110 SC racing car. This car is unique and always becomes special at all times, including when competing in races.

Historically, the Bugatti brand temporarily “fell into oblivion” in 1963 but was revived in the late 1980s by Italian businessman Romano Artioli, who also had a great love for the Bugatti brand. Bugatti brand since childhood. In 1987, he purchased the brand rights and became Chairman of Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. On September 15, 1990, Artioli officially opened a new and pioneering factory in Campogalliano. One year later, on September 15, 1991, on Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday, Artioli presented the most modern and advanced super sports car of its time – EB 110.

At the time of launch, the Bugatti EB 110 impressed with its 3.5-liter V12 engine, the car was equipped with four turbochargers as well as a 4-wheel drive system. The car is also designed with a monocoque frame made of lightweight carbon – A modern and innovative detail 30 years ago. The car’s engine is capable of producing about 600 horsepower and has a maximum speed of up to 351 km/h and once set a world record for a commercial vehicle. However, businessman Artioli hopes that Bugatti will return to the racetrack, compete and “once again” become a legend. “We think that the racing sector is a very important sector for a brand like Bugatti,” he once said.

In addition to the two high-performance versions EB 110 GT and 110 Super Sport, Bugatti once launched two racing cars with a capacity of 700 horsepower. The first car was the blue EB 110 LM that participated in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1994. This car caught the eye of businessman Gildo Pallanca-Pastor and he set a record. about speed on an EB 110 Super Sport. However, he was so keen to participate in official races with the EB 110 that he ordered a race car from Bugatti in late 1994 with the intention of participating in the IMSA series in the US and in other endurance races. since 1995. The EB 110 Sport Competizione (SC) was developed over a period of 6 months with items including weight reduction, refinement of some details. This project was originally intended to produce 3 cars, but by June 1995 only one was produced due to financial difficulties that the parties encountered when implementing this project.

The Bugatti EB 110 SC that accompanied Gildo Pallanca-Pastor participated in IMSA races and participated in the BPR Global GT Series – International racing series designed for top production super sports cars. The EB 110 SC is a racing car with impressive performance as well as smooth operation, but spare parts are becoming increasingly rare as Bugatti once again “withers”. Since then, customer demand for Bugatti decreased, financial debts increased and suppliers withheld car parts, refusing to supply Bugatti. When Bugatti began having problems with its suppliers and Artioli was no longer able to pay its suppliers, the manufacturing plant was closed on September 15, 1995, and the race car waited to be Maintenance at the Bugatti factory has been temporarily confiscated.

Soon after, Gildo Pallanca-Pastor quickly got the car out and competed at Daytona in January 1996. He began preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He participated in races in Dijon, France, on 8 and 9 June. The race car finished in 4th place in the trials and in the first race, Pallanca-Pastor finished in 4th place. 3rd place. However, on the second lap, the car collided with another race car and was damaged and could not reach the finish line. The car was also in a state of lacking spare parts, so the car could not be repaired and regrettably missed the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

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This is also the last time this car participates in a race. After a few years, Gildo Pallanca-Pastor sold the EB 110 SC to a Bugatti collector and this collector kept this car in his collection all this time. Despite its short life in racing, the car is still an impressive racing car from the French car brand. Recently, after 25 years of launch, the car had the opportunity to return to the final place of competition – Dijon Prenois Racetrack once again.

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