Bugatti channels early ’90s supercar swag in new $8.9 million auto, Auto Information, Automobilnews
By Hannah ElliottOn Friday in Monterey, Calif., Bugatti unveiled the yang to its yin: The Centodieci, an all-white coupe, enhances Bugatti’s $12.5 million, jet-black La Voiture Noire.
As with many luxurious automotive producers lately, the 110-year-old French model selected the Quail Gathering throughout Monterey Automotive Week for the world debut, relatively than a standard auto present. And given the present local weather, the place automobiles from the 1980s and ’90s are heating up the collectors’ market, its new mannequin is refreshingly retro and really on level.
“We’re demonstrating a strong distinction with the La Voiture Noire, the black automotive simply offered in March,” stated Stephan Winkelmann, Bugatti’s president, in an announcement.
Within the new Centodieci, the trademark horseshoe grille of the Bugatti has been shrunk and flattened, revealing its depth solely from a facet view. The entrance can be characterised by a newly developed, deep-seated entrance spoiler and three-section air intakes above a really low drop on the entrance finish of the automotive. On the surface, Centodieci, that means the quantity 110 in Italian, takes cues from the EB110 supercar that was developed within the late 1980s and debuted in 1991. It was impressed by the Bauhaus type and was extraordinarily wedge-shaped—virtually to the purpose of wanting two-dimensional from some angles—and is the following step within the firm’s said technique of constructing extremely distinctive, even one-off automobiles for the world’s wealthiest automotive collectors.
Inside, it has a 8.0-liter W16 engine and a whopping 1,600 horsepower at full thrust. It’s additionally quick, as you would possibly anticipate, with a dash time of zero to 62mph in 2.four seconds, sooner than the Chiron. (It’s 44 kilos lighter than the Chiron, too.) Prime pace is electronically managed to 380 kilometers per hour (236 mph).
“Transporting this traditional look into the brand new millennium with out copying it was technically complicated, to say the least,” stated Bugatti designer Achim Anscheidt in a launch.
The design is kind of a divergence from the scooped, sculpted our bodies of the Veyron and Chiron. As a substitute of the dominant “Bugatti” line that curves from their backs and swooshes to the entrance, Centodieci has an virtually utterly flat roofline that blends right into a mechanical rear spoiler—edges alongside its sides as crisply pressed as an envelope—and what seem like 22-inch wheels have seven angled rectangular blades on them.
The rear finish has a single air flow gap and eight back lights, 4 matte black exhaust tailpipes stacked two-by-two on high of one another, and a efficiency diffuser to enhance downforce.
The usually dominant, curvy “Bugatti” line has been modified within the Centodieci to a considerably smaller, flatter, and edgier arch.
Towards the rear fender are 5 spherical air inserts set within the form of a diamond. These have been impressed by those additionally current within the EB110 Tremendous Sport—together with an extra air inlet close to the oil cooler, they’re used to assist regulate the temperature of the engine.
Ten Centodieci coupes will probably be hand-built in Molsheim, France, with deliveries beginning in 2021. Costs begin at $8.9 million, plus tax. And sure, clients can have their Centodieci painted within the shade of their alternative.
The rear of the automotive is principally a single air flow gap with eight rear gentle components, 2+2 exhaust tailpipes, and a efficiency diffuser.
The overhanging rear wing is completely hooked up, as within the unique EB110 SS, however its angle is mechanically adjustable to the motive force’s desire. With a downforce of greater than 90 kilograms, the Centodieci affords lateral acceleration on par with that of the corner-specialist Divo.
The W16 engine is seen within the automotive’s rear, beneath a transparent glass cowl.
5 spherical air inserts guarantee adequate air consumption for the long-lasting 16-cylinder engine.
The Centodieci sprints from zero to 62 mph in 2.four seconds, to 125 mph in 6.1 seconds, and to 186 mph in 13.1 seconds. The highest pace is electronically reduce off at 236 mph.
Pricing on the Bugatti Centodieci begins at $8.9 million, plus tax.