The Bugatti Centodieci is revealed at Pebble Beach as Bugatti deliver a limited run Chiron paying homage to the EB110 – at £9 million.
When Stephan Winkelmann was in charge at Lamborghini, he made hay with limited edition versions of Lamborghini’s models at enormous prices, keeping Lamborghini in the headlines and providing ‘poster’ cars for teenage boys’ bedroom walls (assuming teenage boys still put posters of supercars on their bedroom walls).
Now Winkelmann is in charge at Bugatti he has slightly fewer options to create expensive limited runs, but he does have a bigger money prize at the end. So say hello to the Bugatti Centodieci, a £9 million Bugatti celebrating both the EB110 and Bugatti’s 110th anniversary.
That means delivering a Chiron which echoes the EB110, so at the front the Bugatti ‘Horseshoe’ gets smaller, there are air intakes reminiscent of the EB110, the badge moves to the bonnet, and the C-pillar is replace by five air inlets in a diamond shape.
At the back it’s not so EB110, but there’s a ‘Flying Tail Light’ element, vertical stacked exhausts and a huge wing which says the EB110 Sport.
Power comes from Bugatti’s W16 engine with 1,577bhp, enough to take the Centodieci to 62mph in 2.4 seconds, 124nph in 6.1 seconds and 186mph in 13.2 seconds on the way to a limited top speed of 235mph.
Got a spare £9 million? Then you need to call Bugatti, as they’re only making 10 Centodiecis.
(You can watch the live reveal below – start at around 2 minutes)