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H. R. OWEN BUGATTI WELCOMES TWO RACING LEGENDS TO ITS WORKSHOP

H.R. Owen Bugatti has been entrusted with the care of the last ever racing Bugattis; two unique EB110s campaigned during 1994, 1995 and 1996. The extremely rare cars, two of around 150 built in total, arrived at H.R. Owen Bugatti Service in London for their routine annual maintenance, to be cared for alongside the team’s array of Chirons and Veyrons.

The EB110s are two enormously complex cars, both based on the later EB110 SS, powered by a quad-turbocharged 3.5-litre V12 engine, delivering around 600hp through an advanced all-wheel-drive system. And while they’re each built around a very similar formula, they were designed to race under very different conditions.

The iconic blue car, EB110S LM, was built to race at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1994, on the 55th anniversary of Bugatti’s last win at the event. Having been completed in less than six months, the car looked set for a successful race, regardless of having five turbos changed and a fuel tank leak. In fact, it looked as though a top-five finish was likely until a suspected tyre blowout ended EB110 LM’s race with just 45 minutes remaining.

The silver car, EB110S SC GTS-1 was destined to race in the North American WSC GT series, and has a few subtle revisions over the LM, including a slightly raised ride height, reorganised cockpit and adapted bodywork. In 1995, it recorded a fifth-place finish at Watkins Glen and sixth-in-class at Sears Point before looking on track for a successful Daytona 24 Hours race before stopping short of the finish line with transmission issues.

Since their racing days, both EB110s have led busy lives with their passionate owner; EB110 SC GTS-1 appeared in photos for the launch of the Centodieci, while EB110 LM appeared in promotional materials created for the race-bred Bugatti Bolide.

H.R. Owen CEO, Ken Choo, said: “Caring for a Bugatti is unlike caring for any other type of performance vehicle; the world’s most advanced materials and technologies combine to create a car that pushes the boundaries of speed and usability. Looking after any Bugatti is a privilege, but to be responsible for the maintenance of the last ever Works racing Bugattis is extremely special. It speaks volumes of the expertise of our Service team and our advanced facility that our customers trust us not just with their Chirons and Veyrons but also with priceless pieces of Bugatti history like these two racers.”

About H.R. Owen Bugatti Service

H.R. Owen is the only Bugatti Partner of Excellence in the UK, with a dedicated boutique in the heart of London’s Mayfair and the advanced Bugatti service centre in North Acton, London. Entrusted with the repair and maintenance of the most advanced performance cars in the world, H.R. Owen Bugatti Service is staffed by the UK’s most experienced Bugatti technicians with over 22-years joint experience.

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Chiron Pur Sport Preview

H.R. Owen Bugatti London played host to the UK’s only customer previews of the purest Bugatti ever: the all-new Chiron Pur Sport. Opened in 2016, the H.R. Owen-operated site is the UK’s sole official Bugatti retailer, nestled among the exclusive boutiques and ateliers of London’s Mayfair district.

Unveiled earlier this year, the Chiron Pur Sport is limited to only 60 vehicles. With technological improvements to the chassis, gearbox and engine, it is the most agile and most uncompromising Chiron ever. Cutting-edge new additions, including lightweight exhaust tailpipes made of 3D-printed titanium and magnesium wheels, help to cut weight and improve performance. The interior is deliberately focused and raw; extravagances are reduced to the bare minimum. Many surfaces normally clothed in leather are upholstered in lightweight Alcantara in order to reach maximum weight reduction and dynamic patterns have been lasered onto the door panels with contrasting fabric highlights with a metal look. Bugatti engineers radically changed the chassis set-up and developed a new gearbox, all in all the gears have been shortened by 15%, guaranteeing more dynamic handling and further improved power distribution. This means that it accelerates in sixth gear from 60 to 120 km/h three seconds faster than the Chiron. The car is fitted with newly developed Michelin Sport Cup 2 R tyres as to ensure maximum cornering speeds.

Bugatti London is consistently one of the top Bugatti retailers in the world, and features a number of pieces from the Bugatti Home Collection, including specially designed armchairs made of the finest leather and blue carbon fibre. The showroom also reflects Bugatti’s history and heritage, with a selection of art installations and sculptures that celebrate the brand beyond the cars. H.R. Owen Bugatti is more than just a car showroom, and is designed to convey a shared passion for the Bugatti brand and everything it stands for.

H.R. Owen CEO, Ken Choo, said: “To represent an illustrious brand like Bugatti has always been a privilege for us, and we’re honoured to be able to offer our customers the unique opportunity to see the Chiron Pur Sport in the UK. Since 1932, H.R. Owen has stood for only the best and we’re delighted that the manufacturer of some of the world’s most advanced and exclusive cars trust us to be their sole UK partner.”