Bugatti Centodieci is an EB110-Inspired Hot Mess
Bugatti promised to make waves at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it certainly lived up to that promise with the debut of the Centodieci hypercar. Limited to just 10 units — “centodieci” is Italian for “one hundred and ten” — the Centodieci is Bugatti’s long-rumored homage to its EB110 supercar, which many consider as the forefather of both the Veyron and Chiron. The intent and motivation behind the Centodieci are admirable, and the car itself comes with the kind of power, performance, and technology you’d expect from Bugatti. It’s also priced like a Bugatti as each of the 10 units will come with a starting price of almost $9 million. But as far as the design and execution of the said design are concerned, Bugatti left a lot to be desired.
2019 Bugatti Divo
The Bugatti Divo is a track-focused version of the Chiron. It’s also the supercar through which Bugatti revived its coachbuilding tradition after seven decades. Although based on the Chiron, the Divo looks significantly different, boasting what appears to be a new design language.
The Divo isn’t Bugatti’s first attempt to turn the Chiron into a better car at the track. The Chiron Sport was the first to bring enhanced dynamics, but the Divo takes everything to a new level with significantly higher performance in terms of lateral acceleration, agility, and cornering. As Bugatti puts it, the Divo "is made for corners."
Just like the Chiron, the new supercar is named after a famous Bugatti racing driver. This time around, it’s Albert Divo - a two-time winner of the Targa Florio race on the mountainous roads of Sicily in the late 1920s. Unlike the Chiron, which is limited to 500 units, the Divo will be built in only 40 examples. Let’s see what makes it special.
Meet the Bugatti Divo – The Chiron’s Angry Cousin
Buggati has finally revealed the Divo and, as it turns out, it’s basically the Chiron with an attitude problem and an insatiable love for throwing temper tantrums around corners. Seriously – Bugatti took the Chiron, gave it a meaner face, muscular front hood, corner-mounted headlights, and more aggressive side skirts. However, to make room for those side skirts, Bugatti engineers had to reword the side-mounted intakes, which are now smaller than before but have more definition than ever. To compensate for the smaller intakes, the roof has been formed to create a NACA air duct to help keep things cool under the engine’s hood. It’s not all about looks, though is it?
Bugatti Teases the Divo and It Doesn’t Look Like a Chiron
Back in July 2018, Bugatti announced it’s about to launch a "strictly limited model" called the Divo and released a few teaser shots. Naturally, we thought that it would be a special-edition version of the Chiron, but the latest teaser confirms that it’s more than that.
Bugatti Chiron And Vision GT Concept To Be Showcased Side-By-Side At Pebble Beach Concours
The Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance always attracts its share of exotics and exclusive models. It won’t be different in this year’s event as Bugatti has confirmed the attendance of its new Chiron hypercar and the Vision Grand Turismo show car at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering event.
The part about both cars attending isn’t exactly the big deal here. After all, both the Chiron and the VGT show car have already made their respective world debuts. That said, this will be the first time that the show car will be displayed in the United States and having it sit beside the car that it had a hand in inspiring from a design point of view adds to the appeal of having both of them at Pebble Beach.
In the Instagram post touting the cars’ participation at Pebble Beach, Bugatti also indicated that the two cars that will be at Pebble Beach already has an owner, which the company identified by his Instagram handle, @b14. But according to Auto Evolution, the account and more importantly, the Chiron and the VGT show car are owned by no less than Prince Badr bin Saud, the grandson of the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Bugatti didn’t say how much the prince bought the two cars for, but it did say that he had “submitted the most convincing bid.” In other words, it had a lot of zeroes in it.
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Bugatti rocked the supercar world in 2005 by releasing the Veyron, its first production vehicle since the EB110, which was discontinued in 1995. Initially powered by a quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter, W-16 engine that cranked out 987 horsepower, the Veyron was later updated and gifted with no less than 1,183 ponies and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. The French supercar is mostly know for being the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a record sitting at 267.856 mph. Its roadster version, the Grand Sport Vitesse, holds the same benchmark for the world’s fastest open-top with a top speed of 254.04 mph. With only 15 units left to be built as of August 2014, Bugatti is sending the Veyron into the history books with yet another unique iteration, this time around created for an unnamed customer in Singapore.
Suggestively named "1 of 1," this bespoke Veyron was crafted using the same recipe that made Bugatti famous. However, there’s twist to the "1 of 1", which comes with more than a custom paintjob and a personalized interior. Not that these features are something to sneeze at, but it goes to show that Bugatti is capable of taking its customization program even further. Read on to find out why.
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Bugatti stunned the entire world in 2005 by releasing the Veyron, its first production vehicle in 10 years. At first it was powered by a quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter, W-16 engine rated at 987 horsepower, which was later uprated to deliver 1,183 ponies. It is mostly know for being the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a record sitting at 267.856 mph. Its roadster version, the Grand Sport Vitesse, holds the same benchmark for the world’s fastest open-top with a top speed of 254.04 mph. Set to go out of production sometime in 2015, the Veyron is bidding the supercar market farewell through a series of "Les Legendes de Bugatti" special-edition models. The final version of the series — in all the series includes six special editions — pays tribute to Bugatti founder and designer Ettore Bugatti and Bugatti unveiled it just ahead of its official launch at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
As with most "Legends" Veyrons, it pays tribute to a very special person and an iconic Bugatti model from the company’s glorious past. This time around the French selected the Type 41 Royale, a 21-foot-long luxury car built in only six units between 1927 and 1933. Needless to say, this is a great way to send the current Veyron into the history books, while an even more impressive successor is being developed.
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We first heard that a special edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was being built by Bugatti Beverly Hills for the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance a few weeks ago. Over the weekend, we finally got to see what the car is all about.
Based on the Grand Sport Veyron Vitesse, the special edition model came dressed for the party in grand style, featuring a unique bespoke Bianco and New Light Blue color scheme that was inspired from the 1928 Bugatti Type 37A. To fit into its special edition designation, the supercar was treated to a Bianco hue on the car’s upper body, as well as on a number of the car’s components, including the air scoops and the roof area. Meanwhile, the lower part of the supercar’s body has been finished in the New Light Blue color, which also covers the side skirts, the radiator grille frame, the front spoiler, the rear apron, the rear spoiler, and the inner surfaces of the wheel rims.
As for the interior, Bugatti Beverly Hills opted for Cognac leather with matching Light Blue inserts, a two-color set-up that is just as luxurious as the supercar’s two-tone body.
No modifications were done on the supercar’s engine, which means that you can expect to receive the same 7.9-liter 16-cylinder engine of the Grand Sport Vitesse with an output of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb/ft of torque. Those numbers translate to a 0-62 mph time of just 2.6 seconds with a top speed of 255 mph.
No word yet on how many of these special edition models Bugatti will build, although they did announce that the car will sell for € 1.74 million. That’s about $2.15 million based on current exchange rates.
UPDATE 08/22/2012: The engine on the one-off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Special Edition hadn’t even cooled from being driven onto the Pebble Beach lawn and the supercar had already scored itself an owner. Someone with deep pockets dished out a cool $2.5 million to call this special edition supercar his own.
Rumors of McLaren’s 1,000-horsepower F1 successor making an appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been out on the wire for the past couple of days. But while nothing on this matter has been substantiated, we do know that one other exotic car will be in attendance: the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Grand Sport.
More than just that, this particular Veyron Vitesse Grand Sport is being groomed by Bugatti Beverly Hills to be the kind of one-off exotic that will blow just about any other supercar that parks near its presence completely out of the water.
We don’t expect a wholesale of aesthetic changes, but Bugatti Beverly Hills has been keeping everyone updated through their Facebook page regarding the progress the one-off Veyron is having before it makes its Pebble Beach debut this coming August.
Check out the photo of the one-off, Veyron Vitesse Grand Sport that’s still under development. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to more than just one supercar at Pebble Beach now.
Now that the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport has officially gone into full fledged production the imagineers at Bugatti have a little extra free time on their hands, so the exotic Italian automaker got to work preparing the usual round of special editions based on the upcoming Grand Sport.
It is only fitting that the first of these multi-million dollar special edition vehicles debut at the world’s greatest car show this August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. If we reflect on what Bugatti did with the original Veyron coupe, we can safely assume that this initial limited edition vehicle will be a blacked out Sang Noir edition, and will cost owners somewhere around $2 Million.
At the same event we will also see such vehicles as: the new Jaguar XJ, the Bentley Arnage replacement, a virtual preview of the 2011 Infiniti M luxury sedan, the Aston Martin DBS Volante and the Fisker Karma; just to name a few.
It was a big weekend for Bugattis at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The first Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 16.4, which made its debut at the show, had a hammer price of $2.9 million at the Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction yesterday. Although the final price will be confirmed later today, this could mean that it is likely as much as $850,000 (the excess of the Veyron’s MSRP) will be donated to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation charity.
The Grand Sport features a see-through removable roof panel made from polycarbonate material for lightweight rigidity. Unfortunately there is no place to store the panel on the car, so if the weather turns bad, owners may need to use the included “umbrella” fabric top (much like the one used for the Lamborghini Murcielago roadster.)
The biggest changes to take the Veyron topless were stiffening the carbon fiber body and changing the windshield angle. The car now also includes new LED headlamps, different alloy wheels and a rear view camera display. According to Bugatti, the total production run for the Veyron Grand Sport will be 150 vehicles.
If the Veryon Grand Sport was the Bugatti to steal everyone’s hearts, then the 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupe stole their wallets. The classic Bugatti set a new Pebble Beach record at Gooding & Company’s Saturday auction at $7.92 million. The car is one of 95 57Cs produced during the run from 1937 to 1940. The 3,257 CC Supercharged Inline Eight-Cylinder Engine is rated at 160 BHP At 5,000 RPM.