Bugatti turns 110, and for its birthday it has created a very special hypercar that pays homage to one of the wildest supercars of the 1990s, the EB110 with four turbochargers. It is a car out of series, which evokes the fastest cars of the brand, and which is presented as a very limited edition to which few will have access.
Passed a series of rigorous tests
Bugatti is set to begin production of its special edition Centodieci after 50,000 hard-earned kilometers (31,000 miles) on the prototype vehicle to ensure it can handle big tours smoothly. Over the course of many months, the Centodieci “White Prototype” endured testing in every possible driving condition, including high-speed racing, route handling, circuits, highways, and traffic in the city center. The vehicle was covered 1,200 km per day, stopping only for technical checks, driver changes and refuelling.
Monitored by experts in the field
Every aspect of the Centodieci is evaluated by expert test drivers who master the vehicle and its functions and are able to perceive even the slightest variation in steering, braking, acceleration or suspension. With such a low production number, it’s unexpected that Bugatti would subject the vehicle to such rigorous testing, but says it’s part of the brand’s philosophy.
The Centodieci is deliberately pushed to the limit to ensure reliable handling at the highest level, even in extreme situations. Although most cars never enter this range, it is tested anyway, or so claimed by those responsible for creating this car. Bugatti is committed to the highest standards of quality, durability and customer satisfaction.
The maximum capacities of the car were tested
For the final test, the Centodieci stretched his legs at the Nardo test circuit in Italy. The 12.6-kilometer-long track is the perfect place to reach the vehicle’s top speed of 380 km/h (236 mph), powered by an 8.0-liter W16 with four turbochargers that produces 1,578 horsepower.
Where it comes from and external aspects
The Centodieci is the second body model of the brand, the first being La Voiture Noire (The Black Car). The name comes from the Italian word 110 to celebrate the brand’s 110-year history, and its appearance is inspired by the EB110 of the 1990s, with five round air intakes, a small horseshoe-shaped grille and narrow headlights.
It is a very limited and expensive car
Only 10 examples of the Centodieci will be built, at a cost of 8 million euros (about $8.9 million) each. The only vehicles will be manufactured at Molsheim Atelier in Alsace, France, and all 10 deliveries will be completed by the end of 2022.