- Only 10 will ever be made.
- Based on the Chiron the Centodieci has elements inspired from original EB110
Bugatti is celebrating its presence at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concourse with a modern incarnation of the hypercar which put the French brand on the world map for the first time – the EB110. Called the Centodieci, the Chiron-based homage to the EB110 will be produced in limited numbers – 10 to be precise – with each costing a whopping 8 million Euros (which approximately translates to Rs 64 crore).
The Centodieci – which translates to 110 in Italian – has several design elements which are a direct nod to the EB110. This includes the smaller Bugatti ‘horse-shoe’ grille, horizontal louvres for front air intake, wrap-around windscreen on the near-absent A-pillar and a five-aperture side air intake behind the doors. Like the Divo that was shown at Pebble Beach last year, the Centodieci is drop-dead gorgeous as well.
Take the rear for example – the glass housing the quad-turbo W16 engine is similar to the EB110, but the massive racecar-like diffusers are complemented by huge rear wing. Then there those sleek iterations of Chiron’s LED taillights. But our favourite is the Centodieci's integrated pair of circular exhaust tips stacked on either side of the diffuser blades.
Powering the Centodieci is a tuned version of the Chiron’s powertrain as well. So the same 8.0-litre behemoth delivers 1577bhp – up from the Chiron’s 1478bhp. With a weight reduction of 20 kilograms, the Centodieci can hit zero to 100kmph in a mere 2.4 seconds. However, the top speed has been electronically limited to 380kmph compared to Chiron’s 420kmph.
Contrary to the sinister-looking Bugatti La Voiture Noire, the Centodieci can be had in any colour of choice, says Bugatti head Stephan Winkelmann. Bugatti hasn’t said how many of the 10 limited-run models have already been sold yet. So if you have around Rs 65 crore lying in your back pocket, the Centodieci should make for a viable investment.