When the Divo premiered at last year’s Monterey Car Week, Bugatti said that the brand wanted to revive its coachbuilding tradition. Which is probably why we also saw the one-off La Voiture Noire earlier this year. Bugatti has returned to Monterey Car Week this year, showcasing the Centodieci (pronounced chentodiyechi).
In English, it simply translates to 110. The car pays homage to EB 110 while also marking 110th anniversary of the brand. As we can see, the Centodieci borrows some of the design elements from the aforementioned ’90s sports car which was built in Italy.
These include the horizontal slats on the front bumper, smaller horseshoe grille, and 5 round air inlets on the side. The Centodieci doesn’t feature the signature C-shape of the modern Bugattis.
At the rear, the designers have tried to mimic the EB 110’s rear-end with a fixed wing, taillight elements with wide openings for better engine bay cooling, and a glass cover for the engine. It apparently took several months to develop solutions to ensure a balanced temperature (in the engine bay).
Unlike the EB 110’s two tailpipes on either side, the Centodieci features 2+2 tailpipes positioned on top of each other in a black matt anodized finish. The rear also gets an aggressive diffuser for better downforce.
As you’d expect, the Centodieci is powered by the same, iconic 8.0-litre W16 engine, now tuned for an output of 1,176 kW (1,600 metric hp) at 7,000 rpm, which is claimed to accelerate the car from 0-100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. The top speed is limited to 380 km/h.
Compared to the Chiron, the Centodieci saves 20 kg of unladen weight. Among other things, a lightweight windscreen wiper and stabilizers are made from carbon fibre. This enables a sensational power-to-weight ratio of just 1.13 kg per hp, Bugatti said.
Only 10 units of Centodieci will be produced and all of them have already been spoken for. For those who still want to know, the price tag is €8 million plus VAT.