The Edonis is a car created by Italian automobile manufacturer B Engineering designed by Nicola Materazzi. The premiere of the model was held in the first day of the XXI century, January 1, 2001, in Modena.
The name Edonis, i guess, comes from devine figure in Greek myphology – Adonis – beautiful youth and his cult was associated with fertility.
What makes it go?
It is based on the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport but was extensively re-engineered. The only major component retained from the original Bugatti is the carbon-fiber chassis. Both the exterior and interior of the car were completely redesigned. The 3.5 liter Bugatti engine had its displacement increased from 3500 cc to 3760 cc. The original four small IHI turbochargers were replaced by two larger units from the same manufacturer. Engine power was boosted from 602 hp and 650 N·m of torque to 671 hp at 8000 rpm and 735 N·m.
In addition, the 4WD triple-differential drivetrain from the original Bugatti was replaced with a much simpler and lighter RWD transaxle, thus saving approximately 70 kg from total weight. These power figures give the 1500 kg Edonis a power-to-weight ratio of 480 bhp/ton. In addition, the engine’s specific power output is an unprecedented 181 bhp/liter. The brand claims a maximum speed of 365 km/h (227 mph), while accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds.
Is it compfortable?
Edonis very large for sports car doors: they are very long, and in the doorway of the high top edge and the lowest possible threshold. As a result, to get to the salon no more difficult than in a standard sedan, and there’s no slightest hint of acrobatic pirouettes that you have to follow to get in most sports cars. In order to minimize the threshold, the design of the monocoque was specially made cut-out in its lateral edge.
B Engineering plan to build only 21 vehicles from chassis originally built for Bugatti by Aérospatiale (Most of the remaining chassis delivered to Bugatti prior to their bankruptcy were delivered to Dauer Sportwagenwhen they purchased the assets of the company).
Edonis other specs
- Front tires PAX 245/650ZR480
- Rear tires PAX 335/70ZR500
- Front track 1556 mm
- Rear track 1612 mm
- Wheelbase 2565 mm
- Length 4350 mm
- Width 1998 mm
- Height 1120 mm
The Edonis is expected to sell for around €760,000.
B Engineering chose to build 21 examples because it was the first car of the 21st century.