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This week’s Mullin Automotive Museum featured vehicle is the 1994 Bugatti EB110 Supersport ‘Le Mans’, one of only three vehicles of these specifications ever built. In all, two were produced for a significant collector in Japan with the EB110 at the Mullin Automotive Museum vehicle being one of them.

The Mullin Automotive Museum’s Bugatti display is breathtaking. In all, the museum has 50 Bugatti vehicles – the largest private collection of Bugatti automobiles in the world. The only larger collection is the French National Automotive Museum in Toulouse, France.

Development of the Bugatti EB110

The late twentieth century saw the rise of a new kind of supercar: overpowered, exotic, and wild vehicles that were tailored specifically for an elite group of car connoisseurs.

During this moment in time, supercars manufacturers of the likes of Lamborghini, Maserati, Lotus, and Ferrari dominated the market. Entering the supercar market was Italian entrepreneur Romani Artioli who resurrected the Bugatti marque in the form of Bugatti Automobili SpA to produce the Bugatti EB110.

Romano Artioli. Source: Bugatti

A greater depth of the history and development of the Bugatti EB110 can be found within our review article that was published last year.

Bugatti Automobili SpA set a new standard for power, speed, and aesthetics. They built a modern design center and factory in Campogalliano, Italy, which houses many other high-performance car manufacturers.  

Bugatti EB110 SuperSport. Source: Bugatti

To make his dream possible, Artioli recruited a group of highly respected and admired supercar designers.

The expertise of car stylist Marcello Gandini and engineer Paolo Stanzani, who worked together on the Lamborghini Countach, was acquired to conceive the EB110.

Architect Giampaolo Benedino oversaw the final styling of the car, ensuring they would have a body style that also embodied the old marque.  

Exactly 110 years following the birth of Ettore Bugatti, being 15 September 1991, the Bugatti EB 110 GT was unveiled at two notable Parisian locations – the ultra-modern La Défense and the Versailles Palace.

Bugatti unveiled
Source: Bugatti

The EB110 was remarkable for its day. Comprising an entire carbon fiber body, it featured a world-class engine built from scratch that could

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Title: 1994 Bugatti EB110 Supersport ‘Le Mans’ – Mullin Automotive Museum in Focus
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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
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