The Bugatti Centodieci was unveiled at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance with one important promise, which is to become the most powerful and costly Bugatti to date. And the hypercar has the right to promise so since it comes with a bank-breaking price of $9 million. Now you’re about to watch the Centodieci driving at Zoute Grand Prix Concours d’Elegance in Belgium – not a usual driving, but one without noise, at all.
This may make you wonder, how can a vehicle with 1577 hp move in complete quietness? Firstly, it’s worth noting that this is the show car that was used to promote the Centodieci. Secondly, the car seems to pack an electric motor instead of that W12 behemoth, making it easy to move at low speeds, especially when moving indoors where noise is the last thing you need.
The Bugatti Centodieci was made to pay homage to the classic EB110 released in the 1990s. In its heyday, the EB110 was an absolutely amazing supercar. It can be noted from its performance, which enables the car to dash from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and max out at 209 mph. Making the Bugatti even more appealing is its six-speed manual transmission which is a rare thing in modern sports cars of today.
The quad-turbocharged V12 powerplant that lies under the EB110’s hood was a pioneering piece of engineering, featuring 12 individual throttle bodies and making 553 hp and 451 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter engine revved to 8,000 rpm and set an engineering benchmark that is only surpassed by the most recent high-performance cars.
Heavily inspired by the EB110, the Centodieci tries to represent the soul of the classic machine while boasting a completely new, polarizing shape. But its 1577-hp W16 is undoubtedly a respectable homage to the classic EB110 that was the game-changer in the fast auto world of the 1990s. This is particularly obvious when you know that a similar spec powerplant was used to break the 300-mph speed barrier.