A few days ago we shared a set of images of the brand-new Bugatti Centodieci via the Double Apex Facebook page (please click here if you aren’t already of fan of our page). Today we bring you a bit more info on the newcomer. Incidentally, only ten examples will be built, for delivery in 2021, and all have been spoken for.
Before the Chiron and Veyron, Bugatti produced the hard-core EB110. It was a precursor to the modern-day hypercar that was powered by a quad-turbo V12, which produced north of 400 kW. The car gained popularity when seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher bought one at the height of his racing career. The Bugatti Centodieci was created in deference to its predecessor.
“With the Centodieci, we pay homage to the EB110 super sports car which was built in the 1990s and is very much a part of our tradition-steeped history,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “With the EB110, Bugatti catapulted itself to the top of the automotive world once again after 1956 with a new model.” It was a crucial interim step for the production facility that was newly founded in Molsheim in 1998, taking Bugatti back to its roots in France, and the first hyper sports car of modern times – the Veyron. The latest creation from Bugatti took inspiration from the EB110 as well as other models from the brand’s past.
Under the engine cover of the Bugatti Centodieci is the company’s 8,0-litre W16 engine. Thanks to turbocharging the engine produces a massive 1 176 kW of power at 7 000 r/min. According to Bugatti the Centodieci can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a lightning 2,4 seconds, to 200 km/h in 6,1 seconds and to 300 km/h in 13,1 seconds. Not that anyone will ever get to verify, but the top speed is electronically limited at 380 km/h.