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Meet The First Prototype Bugatti Centodieci Hypercar

The Bugatti Centodieci is the marque’s next step into the hypercar market while also harking back to the legendary EB110 that rekindled our love for the manufacturer in the ’90s. But don’t think that Bugatti is taking a step back in performance. This car will have more power than the Chiron it’s based on at 1,600PS, while also being 20kg lighter.

The Centodieci sits alongside its limited edition siblings, the La Voiture Noir and Divo, and like them is limited to very low numbers. Only ten of these will be made, and because of that, the price tag will be quite the opposite, as it marks the automaker’s 110 years of building cars. How much? 8 million euros.

Engineers have been hard at work, with Bugatti telling us that the technical challenges behind this car were enormous. A looming issue was the heat produced by the 16-cylinder that’s sat beneath a glass window. To manoeuvre around this issue of thermodynamics, they’ve added more air outlets, modified air flows, and added guide flaps that push air into five circular air inserts allowing the powerful engine to breathe.The C-line is gone to allow for this extra cooling, and the rear lighting is formed around the expulsion of hot air from the engine bay.

The car will soon undergo more dynamic testing:

“In the next few months, in addition to building the exterior and running more advanced simulations in the wind tunnel, we’re very much looking forward to going out on the test track to start tuning the chassis,” says André Kullig, technical project manager for one-off and few-off projects at Bugatti.

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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