In 1991, Italian entrepreneur and Ferrari dealership owner, Romano Artioli revived the fabled Bugatti brand with the debut of the Italian-built EB110 GT — with the monicker being a nod to Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday which was celebrated that same year. Penned by Marcello Gandini, the EB110 GT was engineered to be the most capable and high-performance supercar on the planet — a feat it achieved as the fastest homologated production road car with a more than 212mph top speed and a sub-3.5-second 0-60mph time.
Built around a carbon monocoque frame and equipped with a special four-wheel-drive system, the EB110 GT — which weighed just 3,940lbs — was powered by a mid-placed quad-turbocharged 3.5L V-12 that generated 552.5hp and 450ft-lbs of torque. And while every single one of the 139 GT-spec specimens that were produced across its half-decade-long production run is immensely special — typically fetching close to half a million dollars at auction — recently what can be described as the holy grail of EB110 GTs has popped up for sale with the actual factory prototype example. Adorned in a Blu Bugatti livery and showing just 680-miles on the odometer, this 1994 Bugatti EB 110 GT Factory Prototype is currently on offer through Copley Motorcars in Newport Beach, California where its asking price is available upon request.