The First Bugatti Centodieci Has Been Delivered: 9 to Go

The First Bugatti Centodieci Has Been Delivered: 9 to Go

23 June 2022 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
Bugatti Centodieci

 

When Bugatti launched the Veyron back in 2005, the company's reputation was far from what it is today. It took the manufacturer almost ten years to sell the 450 units. Each unit costs around 3 million dollars to make, and very recently, you could have bought a used unit for less than 1 million. So, with such a catastrophic result, anyone with common sense would have swallowed the pill and left it there. However, somebody at Bugatti and Volkswagen group tough it would be an excellent idea to lunch another crazy 16-cylinder Bugatti car, and God knows they weren't wrong. 

 

The complete opposite of the Veyron, the Chiron has been a massive success since its launch in 2016. In fact, as of January 2022, Bugatti announced that Chiron's entire production was sold out. This increased the brand value a lot and allowed Bugatti to build a couple of limited series cars on the Chiron platform. The Divo was one of them, but the one that really caught our attention is the Centodieci, which pays homage to the Bugatti EB110. For this new limited-production series, Bugatti chooses to produce only ten units, which will make it one of the rarest Bugatti models of the modern era.

 

EB110 to Centodieci

 

I think you don't need to speak Italian to understand that Centodieci is simply the writing form of 110. So, of course, the design of this new limited-production series has been strongly inspired by the EB110. The side vent cover has a couple of holes, as the EB110 had, and the influence of the classic supercar doesn't stop there. The front bumper of the Centodieci has a 3-bar design like the EB110, and the new limited production series car even has a retro-inspired taillight. Generally speaking, retro-inspired vehicles like this are usually awful, but the Bugatti Centodieci truly is a beautiful car.

 

Mechanically, the Bugatti Centodieci uses the same powertrain as the Chiron. This means that there are 8.0 liters, 16 cylinders, quad-turbocharged monster engine under the bonnet. With all those elements, Bugatti has been able to pump up 1 578 horsepower and 1 108 foot-pounds of torque out of this powertrain which transfers it to all the four wheels thru a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Centodieci is then able to reach 100 kilometers per hour in less than 2.4 seconds. If this isn't impressive enough for you, the French hypercar can get to 300 kilometers per hour in 13.1 seconds, and it has a top speed of more than 380 kilometers per hour. In fact, Bugatti says the maximum speed of the Centodieci is electronically limited.

 

10 Units

 

With such a limited production number, you can expect the Bugatti Centodieci to be a very expensive car, and it is. Although we don't have the exact number since every unit can be customized, the Centodieci base price is around 9.5 million USD with options; who knows where it can go. Anyways, it is useless to think about that since the ten units sold out a long time ago. However, since the first unit has finally been delivered, you can expect the used car market to explode. One Japanese dealer even listed a car that has not been produced yet for 14 million USD.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier



Tags: Volkswagen

Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier