Bugatti EB118

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Bugatti EB118
Overview
Manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro (ItalDesign)
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout F4 layout
Powertrain
Engine 6.3L W-18
Dimensions
Length 198.8 in (5,050 mm)
Width 78.3 in (1,989 mm)
Height 55.9 in (1,420 mm)

The Bugatti EB118 is the first concept vehicle made by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., the 2-door coupé, was presented at the 1998 Paris Motor Show. Bugatti commissioned the design of the EB118 from Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign. The EB118 is powered by a W-18 engine and has permanent four wheel drive.

Design[edit]

The design of the car is intended to echo the 1931 Bugatti Type 50 and the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. The EB118 features a longitudinal rib that echoes the Atlantic's longitudinal body seam.[1]

Debut[edit]

Bugatti debuted the EB118, at the 1998 Paris Auto Show. After its Paris debut, Bugatti again displayed the EB118 concept at the Geneva Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show in 1999.

Powertrain[edit]

Power comes from a Volkswagen-designed, 555 hp (414 kW) and 479 lb·ft (649 N·m), W18 engine. The EB118 W18 engine is composed of three banks of six cylinders with a sixty degree offset between each cylinder bank. In contrast, the W16 engine in Bugatti's first production car, the 2005 Veyron EB 16.4 features two banks of eight cylinders in VR configuration. The EB118 features permanent all wheel drive.

This same powertrain would be used later in both the 1999 EB218 and 1999 18/3 Chiron concepts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EB 118". italdesign.it. Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 

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