Bugatti Centodieci hits the Nürburgring

Virtually two years to its unveiling, the Bugatti Centodieci—an $8.9 million tribute to the Bugatti EB110—has been spotted screening in prototype variety.

The restricted-version hypercar was 1st shown as a prototype in February, at Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, France, but now it truly is going through some of its closing tests at the Nürburgring and on some of the German racetrack’s surrounding streets. The prototype was noticed in a fleet that incorporated Bugatti’s Chiron Pur Sport, Chiron Tremendous Activity 300+, and Divo.

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The Centodieci is dependent on the Bugatti Chiron but continue to demands major development operate. The car was 1st revealed during 2019 Monterey Vehicle 7 days, following which designers and engineers employed laptop simulations to make certain the Centodieci’s bespoke bodywork and the carryover Chiron chassis elements would work jointly.

The term Centodieci means “110” in Italian, a reference to the EB110, which in flip was named in honor of the 110th birthday of corporation founder Ettore Bugatti. The EB110 was the brainchild of Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli and architect Giampaolo Benedini, who tried to revive Bugatti in the early 1990s right after many years of dormancy. When they were eventually unsuccessful, the EB110 was one particular of the speediest supercars of its working day, and kept the Bugatti name alive very long enough for Volkswagen Team to order it and start the Veyron in the 2000s.

Bugatti Centodieci

Bugatti Centodieci

Designers gave the Centodieci styling things from the EB110, which include a glass motor include, five spherical side air vents, a scaled-down horseshoe grille, and a extra slab-sided profile.

All of these adjustments could most likely interfere with cooling for the 8.-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 motor, when new lighting factors and a preset rear wing could influence regulatory compliance and aerodynamics, respectively. That’s why the want for substantial enhancement operate and screening. Prior to hitting public roadways, the prototype was operate on the dyno and analyzed in a wind tunnel.

Bugatti Centodieci

Bugatti Centodieci

The W-16 is also tuned to develop 1,577 hp—97 hp far more than the Chiron. Bugatti formerly quoted -62 mph acceleration in 2.4 seconds, -124 mph in 6.1 seconds, and -186 mph in 13.1 seconds. Best speed is electronically constrained to 236 mph.

Bugatti expects to start out deliveries of the Centodieci early next year. Just 10 are planned, with make slots bought out inside hrs of the car’s Monterey reveal.