New Bugatti Centodieci revives spirit of iconic EB110

Bugatti Chiron-based Centodieci harks back to forgotten EB110 supercar of the 1990s

Bugatti has revealed an exclusive new model that echoes one if its most forgotten cars. The Centodieci, launched at Pebble Beach, California, harks back to the EB110 of the nineties and celebrates 110 years of the French brand. Centodieci – which literally translates to one hundred and ten – is limited to 10 units with each car costing £9m.

Just like the £12m one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Centodieci uses the Chiron as its base.

• The best hypercars in the world

It also uses the Chiron’s 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged W16 engine developing just shy of 1,578bhp, but the car weighs 20kg less. It’s in the styling department where the Centodieci really differs from the Chiron, though.

At the front the Centodieci harks back to the EB110 with a smaller horseshoe grille bookended by large slats, and slim LED headlights, while along the sides the Chiron’s c-shaped hoop is replaced by five circular holes in a diamond pattern.

The Centodieci also references the EB110’s rear-end with its LED light bar, but here there’s a more modern take on aero and especially cooling for the 8.0-litre W16 engine. The adjustable rear wing not only improves downforce but also looks back to the EB110 SS.

The EB110 was built in the mid-nineties when the Bugatti brand was owned Romano Artioli. The McLaren F1 rival was powered by a 550bhp, 3.5-litre quad-turbocharged V12 and was built on a carbonfibre chassis and featured active aerodynamics.

Despite being designed by the famed Lamborghini Muira designer Marcello Gandini, the EB110 was never a real success and the French marque was bought by the Volkswagen Group in 1998.

What do you think of the new Bugatti Centodieci? Let us know your thoughts below...

Recommended

1,578bhp Bugatti Bolide being readied for limited production run
Pebble Beach Bugatti Bolide - front
Bugatti

1,578bhp Bugatti Bolide being readied for limited production run

The new Bugatti Bolide weighs 1,240kg and can sprint from 0 to 311mph in just 20 seconds
18 Aug 2021
Rimac and Bugatti join forces to form new electric car tech company
Bugatti-Rimac-Porsche
Bugatti

Rimac and Bugatti join forces to form new electric car tech company

The Bugatti Rimac company will operate from a new multi-million pound Rimac Campus from 2023
5 Jul 2021

Most Popular

Best motorhomes 2022: the top 5 picks for all budgets
Chausson motorhome
Tips & advice

Best motorhomes 2022: the top 5 picks for all budgets

In the market for a new motorhome? Here are our top-five recommendations...
18 May 2022
New all-electric Volkswagen Aero B saloon to rival Tesla Model 3
Volkswagen Aero B exclusive image - front
Volkswagen

New all-electric Volkswagen Aero B saloon to rival Tesla Model 3

The new four-door VW Aero B EV could come with up to 435 miles of range and our exclusive images preview how it could look
20 May 2022
New all-electric Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider shapes up
Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider - watermarked front
Alfa Romeo

New all-electric Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider shapes up

Alfa Romeo bosses have confirmed that a new two-seat electric roadster is in the company’s rejuvenation plans and our exclusive images preview how it …
19 May 2022