I am the founder of the Automobile Division Essex Centre for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and I remember that we organised a talk on the EB110 by Simon Wood, the technical director for Bugatti. We had a blue example with us at the Post House Hotel in Basildon, Essex. This car was owned by Bugatti and had been in London for some reason that day. It was brought especially to us for the talk and needed to be shipped back to Italy that night!
We were able to look at the car in intimate detail and observed the operation of the scissor doors and the other technical features with considerable interest. There were about 120 people in attendance and we all agreed that it was an excellent talk and a fantastic experience – this was the first time any of us had seen an Bugatti EB110 for real.