The EB110-inspired Centodieci prototype was spotted testing at the Nurburgring recently and it seems to be at home alreadyby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 02:39
Bugatti seems to have a special liking towards the Chiron. There are five spin-off versions of the supercar, with the latest one being the Centodieci. The Centodieci was introduced in 2019 as an EB110-homage model that will be limited to just 10 examples. There’s still some time before the car arrives, but one of the first prototypes was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring. Looks sexy, doesn’t it?
What’s The Centodieci All About?
‘Centodieci’ means ‘110’ in Italian, which also celebrates the 110th anniversary of Bugatti apart from paying homage to the erstwhile EB110. The Centodieci is modern and looks in line with the current crop of Bugattis, but it also has prominent styling cues of the EB110. Stuff like the horseshoe grille, the rectangular vents on the bumper, and even the round air vents in place of the rear quarter windows are some of the design elements that pay ode to the EB110.
Fun fact: Did you know Bugatti came up with the design for the Centodieci in just six months? The company did not make a clay model during the design development and instead made use of VR glasses that gave them a lot more freedom designing it.
Powering the supercar is the tried and tested W-16 mill that we’ve been seeing for long now. The automaker has upgraded it this time around to make a few more horses over other Chirons. Displacing at eight liters, the mill churns out 1,577 horses and 1,180 pound-feet of torque in the Centodieci. Power is sent to the wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Centodieci takes just 2.4 seconds to sprint to 62 mph from rest, 6.1 seconds to 124 mph, and just 13.1 seconds to 186 mph. The top speed is rated at 236 mph.
|Engine:||quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16|
|0-60 mph:||2.4 seconds|
|Top speed:||236 mph|
The test prototype doesn’t reveal anything we haven’t already seen. It is the most powerful Bugatti ever, so it’s nice to see it in its natural habitat. The EB110 homage edition is the fifth Chiron iteration, following the Chiron Sport, 110 Ans Bugatti model, the La Voiture Noire, and the Divo will arrive in 2022. The production of the prototypes began earlier this year. The automaker will build only 10 examples of the Centodieci and all of them are already sold out. It was priced at €8 million plus taxes, which roughly translates to $9.8 million before taxes as per the current exchange rates at the time of writing this article.