In the 1990s, one of the most well-known supercars was the Bugatti EB 110. While its popularity has diminished with the passing of time, it has recently gotten some press at a few auctions and quickly got back to the spotlight.
Now, Casil Motors is planning a revival of sorts for the said model with its SP-110 Edonis Fenice. They gave it a new body and some upgraded mechanicals, together with some of the EB 110’s remaining carbon fiber monocoques. The firm will only produce a total of 15 units.
Under the hood of the SP-110 Edonis Fenice is still the same V12 engine from the EB 110. But instead, it has 3.8 liters with two turbos, which is larger than the original model that only had a quad-turbo 3.5 liter unit. The old model was able to bring out a total of 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) with the smaller engine in stock, while the new one now produces as much as 720 horsepower (537 kilowatts).
This engine is then paired to a six-speed manual that sends the power to the rear wheels. After being tweaked by Casil Motors, the SP-110 can now hit 60 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 3.4 seconds, before continuing on to its top speed of 249 miles per hour (400 kilometers per hour). SP-110 also gets Michelin Pax run flat tires such as those found on the Veyron.
The SP-110 Edonis Fenice has gone through a pretty complex history. Back in the 1990s when Bugatti went bankrupt, employees formed B Engineering and bought the last 17 EB 110 carbon fiber monocoques. The team then wanted to create their own supercar which they then called the Edonis, but the project did not push through. And in 2017, Casil Motors took over this undertaking about 20 years after they first saw the Edonis by B Engineering.
Now, when looking at the SP-110 Edonis Fenice, you would probably agree that the new supercar’s design is a bit polarizing. Unlike the angular EB 110, the SP-110 has a lot more curves. The headlights can be found high up on the fenders with prominent vents right behind them.
Up front, there is an asymmetrical inlet for a unique touch, and in the back, the supercar features a massive opening in the bodywork. In terms of the overall design, it’s quite contentious. There’s plenty of work to be done into creating the hand beaten aluminum panels. As for the weight, the vehicle weighs just 3,086 pounds (1,400 kilograms).