1st Bugatti Centodieci Ready for Delivery
It’s been almost four years since Bugatti first unveiled the $8.9 million Centodieci, and now the first customer example is ready for delivery, now we see the 1st Bugatti Centodieci.
Just 10 examples are destined to be built, with the first customer example shown on Tuesday at Bugatti’s plant in Molsheim, France.
The car is decked out in a color called EB110 Blue, a variation of the blue that served as a hero color for the original EB110 and was even used to line the Italian factory where the EB110 was built.
The blue, in combination with the silver wheels, is the same configuration on an EB110 already in the collection of this Centodieci’s owner.
The interior design of the Centodieci is also inspired by the EB110, specifically the Super Sport version. Callbacks include a chessboard upholstery pattern and an embossed “EB” logo in the headrests.
The process of creating the Centodieci interior takes around 16 weeks to complete, including one whole day just for the seats.
The Centodieci was introduced in 2019 as a celebration of the EB110 (the word “110” is spelled “Centodieci” in Italian), and the car is simply the latest in a growing line of modern coach-built specials based on the Bugatti Chiron. This lineage began with the Divo, which was introduced in 2018, and continues with the Centodieci.
A classic Bugatti 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 engine provides the motive force for the Centodieci. It is said that the car will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds, from 0 to 124 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds, and from 0 to 186 miles per hour in 13.1 seconds. The engine has been tweaked to provide 1,577 horsepower, which is 97 horsepower more than the Chiron.
The maximum permissible speed is limited to 236 miles per hour, which is much less than the Chiron’s top speed limit of 261 miles per hour. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the most powerful version of the Chiron, and in 2019, it reached a top speed of 304.773 miles per hour when it was driven without any restrictions.
Due to concerns over customer safety, Bugatti limits the maximum speed that customer examples of the 300+ are capable of reaching. However, the manufacturer has not disclosed what this limit is.
When you consider that the Centodieci is based on an already existing vehicle, you might be perplexed as to why it took four years to finish the first client version of the automobile.
This is due to the fact that Bugatti subjects its coach-built vehicles to the same stringent testing and assessment regimen that it uses for its normal production cars.
A high-speed endurance run at the Nardo track in Italy is one of the tests that is considered to be one of the most difficult. In this scenario, a prototype is driven for almost 31,000 miles, and the only times it stops are to refuel, check the technicals, and switch drivers.