Bugatti took everybody abruptly when it launched a one-of-a-kind, $18 million supercar named La Voiture Noire throughout the 2019 Geneva Auto Present. We didn’t understand it then however the firm was already busily engaged on its subsequent masterpiece, and right here it’s. It’s a limited-edition, Chiron-based mannequin referred to as Centodieci that celebrates the agency’s 110th birthday by paying tribute to the EB110 that lined each child’s bed room wall throughout the 1990s. Digital Tendencies acquired an unique have a look at it earlier than its unveiling to deliver you these footage.
Fittingly, Centodieci interprets to 1 hundred and ten in Italian. Bugatti needed to honor the Italian-built EB110, one in every of its extra obscure fashions, with out copying it. The thought wasn’t to make a retro-styled reproduction of the unique, Mini Hardtop-style. Achim Anscheidt, the corporate’s lead designer, informed Digital Tendencies he needed to create a tribute that’s genuine, and that has a persona of its personal. The expertise that seeped into Bugatti’s design studio in recent times helped him and his staff take the Centodieci from a sketch on a chunk of paper to a automobile in document time. The identical course of would have taken for much longer, and value far more, throughout the 1990s as a result of it might have required a number of hundred pounds of clay.
“We’re reaching a degree of digital improvement that’s no less than on par with the instruments we used earlier than. The engineering beneath is already achieved, so we are able to use digital knowledge to right away see how issues are shifting, or the place the restrict is between feasibility and design improvement. That is the largest progress in car design,” Anscheidt informed Digital Tendencies.
The top result’s putting. The Centodieci wears an extra angular design than different members of the Bugatti household, just like the Chiron and the Veyron. Skinny LEDs give it a digital stare, and the Bugatti emblem is positioned above the grille as an alternative of in it, prefer it was on the EB110. 5 round slots behind both sides window create a further visible link between the 2 vehicles. Out again, designers used three-dimensional lighting components to copy the EB110’s rear finish design.
The Centodieci’s inside isn’t achieved but. FreeNaija realized it can undertake the identical structure because the Chiron, however it can function model-specific trim items and accents. Right here once more, digital instruments are serving to Bugatti’s styling staff pace up the design course of. It’s simpler to create an inside than an exterior, as a result of the passengers will at all times sit in the identical spot. The automobile will probably be seen from many alternative angles, from up shut, and from distant, and it at all times must look good.
The EB110 and the Centodieci are each mid-engined, and so they’re each equipped with 4 turbochargers, a novel configuration even within the hypercar phase. However whereas the unique got here with a 3.5-liter V12, the tribute car is powered by an evolution of the Chiron‘s 8.0-liter W16 engine tuned to ship 1,600 horsepower at 7,000 rpm. The 100-horse enhance lets the Centodieci attain 62 mph from a cease in a screaming 2.four seconds. Hold the accelerator planted to the ground, and the speedometer will show 186 mph in 13.1 seconds. Its top speed is electronically restricted to 236 mph. It’s not nearly straight-line pace, although. Bugatti guarantees the Centodieci is simply as joyful to carve corners.
Only 10 examples of the Centodieci will probably be hand-built in Molsheim, France, where the company is based. Every one is priced at Eight million euros (almost $9 million) earlier than options enter the equation — and you’ll safely wager they are going to. Buyers will be capable to work instantly with Bugatti to customize their automobile. Deliveries will begin in late 2021, nevertheless it’s too late to buy one should you haven’t already. Collectors claimed your complete manufacturing earlier than the Centodieci made its public debut in Pebble Beach. C’est la vie.