It means “110” in Italian. Now that it’s out of the way, let’s talk about how this thing looks.
To emulate and more importantly pay homage to the EB110 that coined a significant milestone for Bugatti in the supercar hall of fame, the front end gets a wedged, flat look and a smaller horseshoe-shaped radiator – a look inspired by the 1990’s supercar but with a modern twist.
The C-shaped B-pillar on the Chiron is significantly smaller in the Centodieci with five round vents on each side serving as air intakes to feed air into the 8.0-litre W16 engine.
It makes 1,600 hp and to give the Centodieci a 0 to 100 km/h performance of 2.4 seconds. By the time a standard Volkswagen Golf GTI has hit the century mark (6.1 seconds), the Centodieci would’ve touched 200 km/h.
As for top speed, it makes you wonder what the Centodieci is really capable of, when Bugatti claims that it’s been electronically-limited to 380 km/h.
The engine, like the EB110, can be seen through a transparent glass – a small hiccup in Bugatti’s weight-shedding exercise that includes using lightweight windscreen wipers and carbon fibre stabiliser. The result is a 20 kg weight reduction compared to the Chiron.
The Bugatti Centodieci is limited to just 10 units and unsurprisingly, they’ve all been sold out to those with extra-terrestrial wealth, at 8 million Euros each.