Just when you thought that the Bugatti Chiron may be too much car, well, brace yourself because Bugatti just introduced their newest whip at Pebble Beach in Monterey California; the Centodieci.
The Centodieci, which means one hundred and ten in Italian, is a vehicle built to commemorate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary of the company’s founding – also paying homage to the classic mid-engine EB110 super car.
With the Centodieci $8.9 million price tag and W16-cylinder 8.0-litter engine producing 1,600 horsepower, it can rocket all of its two passages from 0-62 mph in just 2.4 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 236. Now this car means business; or does it?.
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If you take the Centodieci $8.9 million price tag and divide it by its total horsepower output, that’s roughly $5,562.50 per horsepower. I’m sure Henry Ford would have found that rather interesting back in 1913 when he introduced the automobile assembly line. The cost of $5,562.50 per horsepower today for a car would be equivalent to $195 per horsepower back in Mr. Ford’s prime.
So, what makes this car so special, not to mention expensive? Well, for starters, the Centodieci has a newly developed, deep-seated front spoiler along with three-section air intakes. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe, however, is smaller than its predecessors — a decision made to fit in with the car’s low-dropping front.
Additionally, it sports new, very narrow headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights and five round air inserts (think 1991 Bugatti EB110) to ensure sufficient air intake for its massive W16 engine.
Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti’s head designer said in a statement that “Transporting this classic look into the new millennium without copying it was technically complex, to say the least. We had to create a new way of combining the complex aerothermal requirements of the underlying Chiron technology with a completely different aesthetic appearance.” and boy was he spot-on.
Bugatti’s head of exterior and structure development, Pierre Rommelfanger confirmed that they will only produce 10 of these cars and guess what, they are already spoken for with deliveries to the first Centodieci customers beginning in 2022.
Want to see more angle’s of this striking beauty? Check out the 360-degree view below!
So, the real question is, “If you had $8.9 million and the Centodieci was made available to you, would you get it?” Given our expertise in the automotive industry, we know that the Centodieci would hold its value over time and appreciate. But for a vehicle to do that, however, the owner must care for and maintain it properly and won’t necessarily enjoy it as one should.
So, if we had $8.9 million to spend on one vehicle, well, we wouldn’t, we would spend it on many vehicles, like Porsche’s, Lamborghini’s, and Ford GT’s; cars that when modified can put down just as much horsepower if not more for a faction of the Centodieci price tag. That’s just us though.
What we really want to see is what the Centodieci will do in the half-mile. The Chiron did 189.9 in the half-mile at a recent Shift-S3ctor event, setting the production car half-mile record, and we assume the Centodieci can beat it.
What would you do if you had $8.9 million to spend on cars? We’d love to hear your comments below!