Saturday, May 15, 2021
News See Underneath Bugatti Centodieci's Carbon Fibre Skin

See Underneath Bugatti Centodieci’s Carbon Fibre Skin

Behind the Bugatti

  • First prototype of run of 10 cars currently being assembled

  • Bugatti’s latest hypercar a tribute to the EB 110


Bugatti first unveiled the Centodieci, a tribute to the EB 110, at an event in summer of 2019. If you’re one of the 10 (probably) billionaires who has put down a deposit for one of the ultra-limited cars, then we have good news. If you don’t have a deposit, and just want to see a part of Bugattis you might not otherwise, we have good news for you too.

The first prototype Centodieci is in the process of being assembled, the 1,600 hp W16 hypercar will be used to develop the chassis and production processes for the 10 that will be assembled for customers.

That gives us a look at Bugatti that we don’t often see. With all of the carbon fibre bodywork removed and the chassis in the midst of assembly. With electronics exposed, intercoolers in the breeze, and even the washer bottle and brake fluid reservoirs on display.

Bugatti has put the rolling chassis on its dynamometer in Molsheim, letting it check the functions of the driveline. Now the automaker needs to build the extreme exterior and make sure everything there fits together properly. It also has to allow the eight thousand or so heat exchangers properly move air across their surfaces to ensure power and cooling are maintained.

Dynamic testing will follow simulator and wind tunnel testing, which Bugatti hopes to start in the next few months on its test track. Once that happens, the cars should be ready to deliver to their buyers, who are likely eagerly awaiting their eight million euro new toys.

Trending Now

Spotted: New Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Logo

Still waiting for confirmation of Z06 powerplant Expected to be first performance variant C8 Chevrolet has been surprisingly silent, or at least coy, when...

Ford OTA Updates Now Called Power-Up, Amazon Alexa Coming Soon

Power-Up OTA updates can significantly modify vehicle functions remotely Software updates can save time for owners, money for Ford Ford is giving its over...

Aston Martin Quits V6 Development In Favour Of AMG V8

Mercedes-Benz now owns a 20% stake in AM. The upcoming Valhalla was to get its own internally-developed V6. There’s been much shuffling over at...

Bugatti Chiron by Hermes Looking Pretty Craie

One-off made to celebrate old relationships between Bugatti and Hermes All off-white with matching interior As we all know, the ultra-exclusive, expensive, and stratified...

GM Thinks It Should Once More Be Eligible For EV Tax Credit

The Federal $7,500 tax credit was removed for GM vehicles as they attained 200,000 sales. GM CEO Mary Barra thinks that GM shouldn’t...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.