In mid-August 2019, at an event in Pebble Beach, California, Bugatti officially unveiled its new hypercar called the Centodieci. It is translated from Italian as “one hundred and ten” and reads as “centodiechi”.
The company’s chief designer, Achim Anscheidt, notes that when developing the two-door, the art team he sponsored drew inspiration from the EB110. The latter was created for the 110th anniversary of the founder of the French brand Ettore Bugatti and was presented to the general public back in 1991.
The Bugatti range
At the front, the Bugatti Centodieci draws attention to the signature horseshoe-shaped radiator grille, but miniature in shape, as well as horizontal fins, which are a reference to the EB110. The car also received a new front splitter and aerodynamic hood. The latter is notable for the presence of narrow slots for LED headlights with integrated DRLs.
The wedge-shaped silhouette of the Centodiechi is again intended to resemble the classic EB110, while the hypercar received strongly inclined front pillars and an almost flat roof. Another solution, borrowed from the supercar of the early 90s, is the round ventilation slots in the area of the rear windows.
The design of the stern is completely unique here. The hypercar received a massive wing, “floating” taillights, as well as a large diffuser with four exhaust pipes. Bugatti Centodieci is equipped with an 8.0-liter W16, which develops 1,600 hp, that is, the car was 100 “horses” more powerful than the original Chiron.
From a place to a hundred, a two-door car is capable of “firing” in 2.4 seconds. The bar of 200 km / h obeys the car after 6.1 seconds. from the moment of start, while further acceleration to 300 km / h requires another 7.0 s. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 380 kilometers per hour.
The French managed to achieve such impressive dynamic characteristics not only thanks to a more powerful motor. They also lightened the design of the hypercar, which turned out to be 20 kg lighter than the Chiron. To do this, the developers installed a lighter windshield on the coupe, and also used carbon everywhere.
Bugatti said that a total of 10 copies of the Centodieci will be released at a price of $ 8.9 million each, while the entire edition of the model has already been sold out. Interestingly, production will take several years, since only two such machines will be assembled annually.
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