As this video beautifully illustrates.
It's no secret that Bugatti builds some of the world's finest hypercars. In fact, it's so focused on building slippery speed machines that it has declared that it won't be building an SUV or EV in the next decade. Instead, it focuses on limited-edition hypercars such as the Bugatti Centodieci. The company began deliveries of this stunning tribute car back in June, and since then, owners have been selling them for serious profits.
This latest customer example of the Centodieci showcases the similarities between it and the classic EB110 Supersport of the 1980s and 1990s in a stunning video. Only 10 examples of this gorgeous machine will ever be built, so every chance to get a look at one is well worth it.
This rare meeting of a Bugatti classic and a soon-to-be Bugatti classic beautifully showcases the company's modern coachbuilding expertise and forward-thinking design philosophy. From the outset, it is clear that these two cars are related. Design elements such as the five cooling holes in the B-pillar on the old car are mimicked in the Centodieci, which uses five cooling ports in the apex of the C-line. The Centodieci also features a reinterpretation of the EB110's glass engine cover, but instead of covering a 3.5-liter quad-turbocharged V12 engine, it now conceals an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 producing a massive 1,578 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. At the rear, the Centodieci features an enlarged diffuser that pays homage to the EB110's twin exhaust pipes.
The front of the car features a new visor-inspired glasshouse, and the front end is clearly a loving tribute to the original EB110's Bugatti horseshoe design. The Bauhaus-inspired flat surfaces and details of the EB110 are made slightly more subtle in the Centodieci, which features flowing lines and gentle curves.
"The EB110 is unique in the Bugatti history," says Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti Design Director. "With the brand's rebirth in the late 1980s, the EB110 emerged with timeless sports car proportions. Its design was finished by Giampaolo Benedini, the architect responsible for the Bauhaus-inspired Campogalliano factory of the period, and the EB110's memorable graphics and sophisticated shapes certainly reflect that architectural approach. But what was true of the EB110 Supersport is true for us today: form follows performance. So we wanted to look at why this car looked the way it did and reinterpreted that for a modern era Bugatti."
Not only does the Centodieci look stunning, but it has the go to match its gorgeous styling. This hypercar will hit 62 mph in 2.4 seconds, 124 mph in 6.1 seconds, 186 mph in 13.1 seconds, and top out at a limited 236 mph.
"When designing a car that is able to safely reach the speeds the Centodieci is capable of, you have to take into account many different considerations," says Nils Sajonz, Head of Special Projects in the Bugatti Design Team. "It must be safe, it must be aerodynamic, and it has to direct air effectively around the powertrain components for cooling. We used the Chiron powertrain and monocoque as a base, but the development of the Centodieci was so wide-ranging that we were essentially designing an entirely new car. To achieve the desired levels of performance and stylistic perfection, this is the only way."
With a simple silver color scheme accented by black highlights, this take on the Centodieci truly provides a stunning take on the modern reinterpretation of the EB110. Is this the best configuration yet?