Bugatti developed the formula for Super Sport cars in the 1990s. A carbon fiber monocoque powered by a very powerful engine with four turbo chargers and all wheel drive. They came up with three icons, one per decade. The EB110 in the 1990s, the Veyron in the 2000s and the Chiron in the 2010s. The holy trinity of modern Bugatti. These are cars which adorn the screens of innumerable laptops as wallpapers since actual wall papers (posters) became extinct in the 1990s. Recently, Buggati arranged for a photo shoot to bring all the three icons together to satisfy the dreams of its fans.

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The EB 110 was born on the 110th birthday of Ettore Bugatti, the famous founder of the company. It was presented to the public in Paris on 15 Sep 1991. It was the first series produced car with a carbon fiber monocoque and body parts. Aluminium was used extensively in body panels and Magnesium was used for wheels. The car was powered by 3.5 litre V 12 engine breathing through 60 valves which were force fed through four turbo chargers. The EB110 engine could rev up to 8,250 rpm. This car was capable of a 0-100 timing of 3.26 seconds and a top speed of 351 km/h. A total of 136 cars, 96 EB110 GT and 40 Eb110 SS were built.

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The car which lighted the 2000s was the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. It was revealed to the world in 2005 and used the same formula of carbon monocoque, four turbo chargers. The Veyron was the first hyper car producing 1000 PS of power and 1500 N-m of torque from its 8.0 litre W16 engine. This car has a top speed of 407 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds. if you decide not to lift your leg of the accelerator, the car will go on to 200 km/h in the next 4.8 seconds. The Super Sport version of the Bugatti Veyron produces 1200 PS of power and has a governed top speed of 415 km/h. The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport holds the world record for the fastest Super Sport car at 431.072 km/h. Only 480 cars were built, of which 48 are the Super Sports.

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Come the 2010s. Bugatti launched the Chiron to replace the Veyron in 2016. The W16 engine on the Chiron produces a mind numbing 1500 PS of power and 1600 N-m of torque. The Bugatti Chiron has been able to shave off another 0.1 second from the Veyron’s time to reach the 100 km/h mark in 2.4 seconds. Given a straight road it reaches 200 km/h in 6.1 and 300 km/h in 13.1 seconds, maxing out at 420 Km/h. The Chiron is the first car to exceed the 300 mph mark and holds the record at 490.484 km/h. Bugatti plans to make 500 of these cars, of which 250 have been sold globally for 2.65 million Euros each.