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Bugatti EB 118

Bugatti EB 118

Bugatti EB 118 interior
Make Bugatti
Model EB 118
Concept year 1998
Production year -
Engine 6.3 litre W18

The Bugatti EB 118 concept was a creation of ItalDesign. ItalDesign were hired by Volkswagen to style a new luxury car for the Bugatti marque which VW had acquired in 1998.

The EB 118 was influenced by the Type 57 Atlantic of 1934
The Bugatti EB 118 concept was revealed at the 1998 Paris Motor Show. The design of the EB 118 was partially influenced by the swooping lines of the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic from 1934.

The Bugatti EB 118 was construced using a lightweight aluminium spaceframe. Into this was slotted a 6.3 litre W18 engine which developed 555 horsepower. The power was put on the road through a permanent all-wheel-drive system.

Many of the features of the EB 118 concept, including the W18 engine and flowing bodywork style, found their way into the 1999 Bugatti EB 218 concept.

While the Bugatti EB 118 concept never found a place as a production car itself, the Bentley Continental GT which appeared in 2003 shares many styling features with the EB 118. Not altogehter unusual considering the Volkswagen group owns both manufacturers.

Similar and related vehicles:
Bugatti EB 218
Bentley Continental GT Speed
Bentley Continental GT
Bentley Continental GTC

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