Bugatti is commemorating the 110th anniversary of its founding this year and to mark the occasion it has revealed a homage to one of the greatest supercars of all time, the EB110 SS - but the resultant Centodieci is so hot you’ll have to pick your jaw off the floor when you see it!
The Centodieci (which translates to one hundred and ten) tips its hat to the 1991 supercar and it made its world debut at the Quail Gathering last weekend during Monterey Car Week (alongside the La Voiture Noire). It is the carmaker’s most powerful supercar yet. That’s right, it is feistier than the Chiron.
The tribute car, finished in a rich white coat of paint, is based on the Chiron - but transporting the classic look of the EB110 into the new millennium without copying it would have been very tricky to say the least - but the designers managed it with aplomb.
As a nod to its source of inspiration, its horseshoe grille is smaller compared to recent Bugattis while around the back, the wing is attached to the body just like the EB110 SS and can be mechanically adjusted. Another nod is the transparent glass surface over the engine but you won't find the quad-turbo 3.5-litre V12 making 550 horses under there but a whopping 1,600-horsepower 8.0-litre W16 - also with four turbochargers instead. The Centodieci can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 2.4 seconds and has a top speed of 379kph.
The EB110’s old pill-shaped taillights have been ditched for new “flying” taillight elements replete with eight LED graphics on two tiers while the matte black tailpipes stacked on top of each between the diffuser help to create a more aggressive rear end.
“With the Centodieci we pay homage to the EB110 super sports car which was built in the Nineties and is very much a part of our tradition-steeped history,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
Bugatti will only produce 10 of the Centodieci (with deliveries beginning in 2022) and even though each will cost around $10million, they’ve all already been sold!