BUGATTI UNVEILS NEW £7.4M CENTODIECI HYPERCAR
Bugatti's new limited edition Centodiece hypercar pays homage to the 90's EB110 supercar.
BUGATTI has always been defined by the spirit of its founder, Ettore Bugatti who started the incomparable journey of the BUGATTI brand in 1909 in Molsheim.
Unveiled at Pebble Beach, the Centodieci – meaning 110 in Italian is a modern interpretation paying tribute to the first BUGATTI hypercar of the 1990s, the legendary EB110.
Aerodynamic changes include a sizable rear wing instead of the graphic two-dimensional rear of the EB110 with its two pill-shaped tail lights, the Centodieci relies on a wide air outlet opening for more efficient engine thermals, bringing to life the flying tail light elements in graphic kinship with the EB110. It took several months to develop solutions to ensure a balanced temperature. As in the EB110, the engine is seen behind a transparent glass surface. The rear is formed into a single ventilation hole, characterised by the eight rear light elements, 2+2 exhaust tailpipes positioned on top of each other in a black matt anodised finish and a performance diffuser to improve downforce. The overhanging rear wing is permanently attached in the style of the original EB110 SS. This increases the downforce. Downforce is supported by the aerodynamic tailgate and a laminar flow-optimised rear window.
Under the hood, the Centodieci features the iconic 8.0-litre W16 engine with 1,176 kW/1,600 hp at 7,000 rpm. An additional air inlet in the area of the oil cooler reliably regulates the temperature of the performance-enhanced engine. The Centodieci sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds, to 200 km/h in 6.1 seconds and to 300 km/h in 13.1 seconds; the top speed is electronically cut off at 380 km/h.
Compared to the Chiron1, the Centodieci saves 20 kilograms of unladen weight. Among other things, a lightweight windscreen wiper and stabilisers made of carbon are used. This enables a sensational power-to-weight ratio of just 1.13 kilograms per horsepower.
There will be only 10 units built of The Centodieci with the price starting at £7.4 million before tax all of which have been sold before the cars official release. The first deliveries are expected in 2021.