Bugatti Centodieci’s virtual reality design or talking about the ’90 with some 21st-century touches. Starting as a plan to celebrate the oldies, the 90’s Bugatti EB110, the newest version could be the most futuristic car from Bugatti. After its unveiling at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, later this summer, Centodieci it is the newest supercar in the family.
A car like Bugatti takes for sure a lot of time to develop it and make it what it will always represent a multi-million-dollar supercar. Frank Heyl, head of exterior design, gives us some insights. He stated that “We did this in record time, and we’re getting faster and faster.” He adds, “On the Chiron, we did a lot of work in digital, but we had a clay model to put finishing touches on. […]On this car, we had just one proof-out model, and we did everything in VR.”
Bugatti Centodieci is a true homage to a ’90s icon, one of its predecessors, but with a bold 2022 form, via virtual reality. The manufacturers also said that working this way help them answer some tough questions that the 2D can’t.
Twin 110th Anniversaries
The math is simple here. Ettore Bugatti, the father of the supercar, would have been 110 in 1991. Today, the manufacturers consider this an excellent opportunity to celebrate the man who created the Bugatti world and the EB110 car model from the ’90s. Also, 2019 marks the 110th anniversary of the company. Marcelo Gandini is known for giving his concept for the EB110 version. The car embodied an odd, yet futuristic display on many geometrical shapes and this happened in a period when cars were sometimes dull.
Heyl, further explains, “The [Chiron and Centodieci] are two completely different animals even though it’s the same wheelbase, the same wheel size, roughly the same height, and overhang.
Four ‘Shotgun’ Exhaust Option and More Features
The Bugatti Centodieci possesses a 16-cylinder charged by four turbochargers, speeding up all four wheels. The supercar has four outlets which lead the exhaust stacked in pairs. Their shape is more angular this time, resembling the ’90s EB110, but keeping a modern line. The Centodieci is set to be the most aerodynamic supercar from its family. The car is powered by the 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine which reaches a significant 1,578 HP, running to 96km/h from 0 in less than 2,4 seconds. The top speed reaches 380km/h.
Centodieci was limited at only 10 units, and all are already sold, costing $9 million.