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People Couldn't Stop Staring At The 1,600-HP Bugatti Centodieci

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Bugatti's latest hypercar appears in the metal.

Last week, Bugatti stole the show at Monterey Car Week with the world debut of the Centodieci. Just as the rumors suggested, Bugatti's latest hypercar is a tribute to the EB110 SS supercar from the 1990s, which was a precursor to the Veyron. After its debut at The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering, the Centodieci was displayed at a unique Le Domaine Bugatti exhibit alongside other iconic models from Bugatti's past and present, including the EB110 Super Sport, a Veyron Super Sport, three Chiron Sports, the Divo, and the La Voiture Noire. But it's the Centodieci that garnered the most attention.

"It is a unique sight to have all Bugatti hyper sports cars of the last 30 years together," says Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann. "Not only our customers, but all automotive enthusiasts visit our stand as a clear highlight of the weekend. And I think they will get their money's worth."

Photos released by Bugatti give us our first look at the Centodieci in the metal. Compared to the Chiron it's based on, the Centodieci has a noticeably smaller grille as a homage to the EB110 SS. Other nods to the '90s supercar include narrow headlights, distinctive front air intakes, and a transparent glass surface over the engine.

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While the original EB110 SS was powered by a 3.5-liter, quad-turbo V12 producing 610 horsepower, the Centodieci uses the Chiron's 8.0-liter W16 engine with an increase output of 1,600 hp. As a result, 0-62 mph takes 2.4 seconds, 0-124 mph takes 6.1 seconds, and 0-186 mph takes 13.1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 236 mph. The Centodieci is also 44 pounds lighter than the Chiron.

Only ten examples of the Bugatti Centodieci will ever be built, with each costing $8.94 million. Customer deliveries will start in two years.