Bugatti’s Centodieci Is A 1,578 HP Tribute To The EB110

The Bugatti Centodieci might have slipped out early, but the company has officially unveiled the new hypercar in Pebble Beach.

Starting with performance specs, the Centodieci has an 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces a staggering 1,578 hp (1,176 kW / 1,600 PS). This is 99 hp (74 kW / 100 PS) more than the Chiron.

Thanks to the extra power, the model can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 2.4 seconds. Keeping the accelerator pinned to the floor will see 124 mph (200 km/h) arrive in 6.1 seconds, while 186 mph (300 km/h) comes 7 seconds later. Given enough room, the Centodieci will eventually top out at an electronically limited 236 mph (380 km/h).

The performance tweaks don’t stop there as the Centodieci weighs 44 lbs (20 kg) less than the Chiron. This was made possible by an assortment of changes including the use of a lightweight windshield wiper and stabilizers that were built out of carbon fiber. Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann said “The increased power and lower weight further improve performance – for even better acceleration at high speeds.” He added the Centodieci has a better power-to-weight ratio than the Chiron and even more dynamic handling.

A Bold New Look That Embraces The Past

Since the car draws inspiration from the EB110, that was introduced in 1991 on Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday, it has a unique design which recalls the classic supercar.  This presented a challenge as design director Achim Anscheidt said “Transporting this classic look into the new millennium without copying it was technically complex, to say the least. We had to create a new way of combining the complex aerothermal requirements of the underlying Chiron technology with a completely different aesthetic appearance.”

Despite the challenges, the car looks phenomenal as it successfully blends styling cues from the Chiron and EB110 with a few of its own.  At the front, the model adopts a smaller horseshoe grille and horizontal fins which reference the ones used on the EB110.  The car has also been equipped with a new front slitter and an aerodynamically optimized hood.  Furthermore, the Centodieci has slender LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights.

The distinctive styling continues further back as designers embraced the EB110’s wedge-shaped design by installing angular A-pillars which met a flatter roof.  The Centodieci also has unique bodywork which incorporates vents used on the EB110 and a more prominent shoulder line that angles up towards the rear end.  Since the Chiron’s side scoops have been eliminated, they were replaced by five round air intakes which recall those used on the EB110 SS.

While much of the car draws inspiration from the EB110, the rear end is unique to the Centodieci.  It features a ventilated fascia, a massive diffuser and a stacked four tailpipe sports exhaust system.  The model also has floating taillights and a massive rear wing that helps to improve downforce.

Production will be limited to ten and only two will be delivered to customers each year.  Despite that and an $8.9 (£7.3 / €8) million price tag, all ten units have already been sold.

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  • DaruniaG

    Too bad Stephan Winkelmann passes on his Lamborghini strategy to depreciate the Bugatti brand

    • Big Black Duck

      totally disagree…because you connected the dots,,doesn’t mean you have to reach a negative conclusion. he made Lambo great…he will take Bugatti to the next level..

  • Matthijs

    Gorgeous! Nice tribue to the EB110 and better looking than the Chiron

    • alexxx

      Yeah…much better…

    • Big Black Duck

      Oh yeah…the Chiron looks pedestrian next to these special editions

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  • Porkopolis

    If it was painted blue and the front end actually had some resemblance to the EB110’s, it would’ve been a knock-out…

    • Aeromann

      Yes, with bigger head lights and real rear lights…

  • McFly

    It could be absolutely gorgeous if they just removed some of the visual junk they added to the design.

  • ErnieB

    I find this overstyled and ugly. Just too much kit added on makes it look like a Chinese attempt at a Bugatti.

    • Big Black Duck

      you are one of those white people that looks at head lights and associate them with human beings and start saying things like chinese and Japanese…so predictable

      • ErnieB

        But.. but.. I am not white though .. lol.. I am Cuban. We are worse than “whites” at being stereotypical and xenophobic.. lol.. jk. But I am not white.

  • SD38439

    Bugatti just… suck. ErnieB nailed it by saying this looks like “a Chinese attempt at a Bugatti.” Looks huge and clunky, like it would need 1600hp to just keep up with something half its power.

    I suppose at least the cat litter box door on the front is smaller than previous Bugatti models.

  • Dude

    That’s one of the coolest rear ends I’ve seen on a car. Dual stacked tailpipes are and absolute fit

  • An Existing Person

    On its own it looks good, but when placed next to that Chiron and EB110SS, you can see how radical and extra the design is.

  • Sybill Julian

    it’s cool but is it just another reskinned chiron?

    • Big Black Duck

      well atleast these are not some dressed up models like the veyron was

  • Big Black Duck

    With Winkelman at the helm..Bugatti is really killing it as a Hyper class brand. Gone are the days of the car (Veyron) playing dress up and calling itself a special edition. Thank god these special editions don’t have the stupid door handles like the Chiron has… Love the direction the are going..cannot wait to see what mind blowing designs they will come up with.

  • Steve Cohn

    It seem a team of Russian stylists vere hired to design this Bugatti.

  • SteersUright

    The Chiron is much more beautiful. The price is also absurd.

  • Mat

    What a F…ugly car:

  • Exotics

    P100D will embarrass this ugly thing

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