8.0-litre quad-turbocharged, 1176kW: Sculptural beauty meets iconic power in the Bugatti Centodieci

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Bugatti Centodieci
Bugatti Centodieci

The Centodieci uses a quad turbocharged W16 engine with an output of 6 840kW.

It is limited to 10 units, all of which have already been sold.

The model successfully completed wind tunnel testing at speeds of 300km/h.

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If there's one automaker that defies the realms of speed and performance, Bugatti is one of the top choices in the hat.

Their latest offering, the Centodieci, pays a mighty tribute to the EB110 of the early '90s that was considered the fastest and most extraordinary supercar of its time.

Just a bit of background, the EB110 featured a carbon monocoque, a quad-turbocharged mid-mounted V12 engine that sent 405kW to all four wheels, running to top speeds of more than 350km/h – a feat which was unattainable by other sports cars of that time.

Its flat front construction and smaller horseshoe shape means the 1 176kW hypercar is firmly planted on the ground even at devastatingly high speed.

Bugatti Centodieci
Bugatti Centodieci

Italian royalty

Like other Bugatti models, the Centodieci is a model of blistering performance. It uses a quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine with a maximum output of 1176kW. In addition, it also achieved speeds of up to 300km/h in a sophisticated wind tunnel testing.

André Kullig, Technical Project Manager for one and few-off projects at Bugatti, says: "What's important are the data for downthrust at the front and rear axles. These have to be perfect because they are crucial to the vehicle's handling at high speeds. The aim is handling that's as balanced as possible at all speeds from 0 to over 300km/h."

If you have deep enough pockets to buy one, unfortunately, you won't be able to because each model was sold out within a matter of hours, with deliveries to its new owners set to take place next year.

READ | Only 40 customers in the world will own Bugatti's R70-million 1 361kW Bolide hypercar

The Centodieci finds itself among other hypercars from the flagship brand like the Bolide, Chiron and Divo.

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