Bugatti has finally closed the book on one of the most daring bodybuilding projects in its history.
The French brand has just announced the delivery of its latest Centodiece. The white hypercar is the tenth example to be hand-built at the Bugatti Atelier in Molsheim over the last two years.
Every Bugatti is special, but that is especially true for the full-bodied Centodiec. Bugatti’s latest “rare” model was announced back in 2019, both in honor of its 110th anniversary and as a tribute to the EB110.
The curvy machine may not have the name of its successors, the Veyron and Chiron, but it was the brand’s first modern hypercar. It was also the only vehicle produced during Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli’s tenure as the automaker, which ended when Volkswagen bought the brand in 1998.
The latest Centodiec is finished in a glossy quartz white coat broken only by Black Carbon. accents and matte black horseshoe grille. Look closely and you’ll also see some light blue sports splashes – the brake distractions and the logo on the rear wing – an intended nod to the first EB110, which was finished in Bugatti blue. The sky blue shade carries over into the cabin where it covers the seats, door panels, center console and even the headliner.
As beautiful as the car itself is the quad-turbo W-16 in the engine bay. The 8.0-liter mill pumps out 1,600 horses and has a speed of 7,000 rpm. If its owner wants to push the vehicle to the max, it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 240 mph. There’s a reason why one of Centodieci’s building slots was $4.4 off the stock market last year.
“This car is designed to pay tribute to a model that we believe marks the spiritual beginning of a trilogy: the EB110 created the Veyron and Chiron formula,” Bugatti president Christophe Piochon said in a statement. “Although decades separate these cars, their appeal is timeless and united by a commitment to transform performance and capability.
We are now closing this chapter in our coach era, which began with the Divo3 in 2018, but the legend of the EB110 and Centodiec will be . forever be a part of Bugatti history.
The latest Centodieci has a white exterior with dark accents consisting of exposed carbon fiber. Light blue paint is used on the brake calipers and the rear wing is lined with “Centodieci” lettering. The interior of the car. features the same light blue color on all surfaces, including the “checkerboard” finish designed for the EB110 leather to resemble the carpets used to assemble the last 100 Chirons, 99 Mistrals and
0 Bolids, according to Motor1.com. And like Centodiec, they are all sold out.