A year after unveiling the Divo, Bugatti brings an even more exclusive model to Monterey called the Centodieci.
Bugatti loves Monterey Car Week. Last year the VW-owned French hypercar manufacturer unveiled the Divo. This year, the ultra-exclusive Bugatti Centodieci wowed the Quail Motorsports Gathering portion of Monterey.
The first thing we need to talk about is the Centodieci’s power. It features a traditional 16-cylinder, 8.0-litre Bugatti engine, but power has been cranked up to 1,600 horsepower. Top speed is rated at 380 km/h, 0-100 km/h takes 2.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h takes 6.1 seconds, and 0-300 km/h requires 13.1 seconds. Yeah.
Here are three things to know about the new and very exclusive Centodieci.
1. It Pays Tribute to the Bugatti EB110
Any and every car enthusiast knows the Bugatti EB110. Introduced in 1991, the EB110 was offered until 1995 but only 139 units were built. It was unveiled on the 110th birthday of company founder Ettore Bugatti. The car disappeared along with plans to revive Bugatti when the company then owned by Romano Airtoli failed. Volkswagen purchased what was left of Bugatti in 1998 and introduced the Veyron and more recently the Chiron.
Back to the Bugatti Centodieci, company President Stephan Winkelmann says it pays homage “to the EB110 super sports car which was built in the 1990s and is very much a part of our tradition-steeped history”.
The Centodieci’s design is a modern take on the EB110’s very low and wedge-shape profile. The front grille has the traditional horseshoe design found on every Bugatti, but it is noticeably smaller than what we see on the Chiron and Veyron. It almost look like it was taken directly from the EB110 front-end.
2. The Bugatti Centodieci is Expensive
The new Centodieci isn’t cheap. That’s to be expected from Bugatti who says the new limited edition tribute car will cost 8 million euros which translates into $US8.8 million or almost $10 million here in Canada. That’s a lot of coin.
3. The Centodieci is Already Sold Out
Even if you do have that much saved for your next vehicle, you still won’t be able to buy the Bugatti Centodieci. Only 10 examples will be built and as is usually the case with a car like this, they have all been sold.
You will just have to buy four Chirons, 10 McLaren Sennas, 20 Lamborghini Aventadors, 75 Porsche 911s, 150 new Chevrolet Corvettes, or… Well, you get the point.