In the summer of 2019, the Bugatti unveiled the fantastic Centodieci, a limited edition 90s supercar that sold out in a matter of hours. Now, two years later, the luxury market has dropped the curtain on the very first prototype for series development, and set the wheels in motion for production.
Limited to just 10 examples, the multimillion-dollar hypercar celebrates Bugatti’s 110-year history (Centodieci means 110 in Italian), as well as Romano Artioli’s iconic EB110.
While Centodieci has a similar construction to its limited edition siblings, the Chiron and Divo, its angular styling is similar to the classic 90s, albeit a little more refined. It has the EB110’s signature angled silhouette, along with the same glass engine cover, small horseshoe grill and five round air vents.
There are, of course, modern elements. At the rear, the Centodieci is equipped with a light bar instead of its predecessors’ two oval lights and four exhaust tubes instead of the original ones. The rear wing also reflects the EB110, but can be adjusted if desired.
Of course, it is also much more powerful. Under the hood, the Centodieci is equipped with an 8.0-liter W-16 engine that is expected to produce a staggering 1600 hp and drive the four-wheel drive from zero to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds. The EB110’s 3.5-liter V-12, on the other hand, only throws out 603 hp in the most souped-up version. Centodieci is also 44 pounds lighter than the Chiron and packs 100 more horses than both the Chiron and Divo.
“Our goal was to create a modern interpretation of the form and technology of the time: but at the same time we did not want to lose the charm and character of the EB 110,” said Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti’s design director. in a statement.
Needless to say, each Centodieci requires careful work and undergoes body, aerodynamic, engine and transmission calculations before countless tests and simulations occur. At the same time, the design team checks that the styling is on point. Basically, the team must ensure that the rolling chassis is capable of all drive functions, and that the car’s exterior can cope with the tough engine.
“Over the next few months, in addition to building the exterior and running more advanced simulations in the wind tunnel, we are very much looking forward to going out on the test track to start tuning the chassis,” said André Kullig, Bugatti’s disposable technical project manager. added.
Bugatti expects the $ 9.6 million (€ 8 million) handmade Centodieci hypercars to roll out to the top 10 lucky customers next year.
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