The 2023 Bugatti Centodieci is a limited-production mid-engine sports car produced by French automotive manufacturer Bugatti. The Bugatti Centodiecicar is a homage to the Bugatti EB110 and a celebration of the Bugatti marque’s 110th birthday. Only some units of the Centodieci will be produced for customers, in addition to pre-production and test cars. The Centodieci was hand-built in Bugatti’s Molsheim factory and deliveries to customers will start in 2022.
The Centodieci is not the kind of car that those of us with mortgages and loans could ever hope to drive. However, with the same sort of running gear and suspension, we expect that the Centodieci is just as approachable and enjoyable to drive as the Chiron. The Chiron is comfortable yet impressively well-balanced for such a large car, and its all-wheel-drive system finds traction despite such an absurd amount of power turning the wheels.
2023 Bugatti Centodieci : Design
Based on the Chiron, the car takes design cues from the EB110 such as the five round air intakes which resemble a diamond, and the wedge-shaped design language. A small horseshoe radiator grille present below the headlamps further harkens back to the EB110. Narrow headlights with LED daytime running function and sharp grooves are used to create an aggressive appearance.
The rear consists of eight tail lights along with matt-black quad exhaust pipes placed on either side of a large diffuser, complete with an underbody spoiler and a fixed overhanging rear wing. Due to the use of computer-assisted 3D design techniques and the use of Virtual Reality technology, the design team was able to complete the design of the Centodieci in six months. Compared to the Chiron, the Centodieci is fitted with an additional air intake near the oil cooler and an engine bay cover manufactured from glass.
2023 Bugatti Centodieci : Interior
The Centodieci has an almost identical interior to that of the Chiron, with only some minor trim pieces, accents, and logo changes. What this means is that a pair of luxurious heated seats keep occupants in supreme comfort, with plenty of headroom and legroom for even six-footers. The seats are also supportive on long journeys, but all-around visibility is poor, although that shouldn’t be a problem in a car that will likely only ever get moved in order to be displayed. In the regular Chiron, you get just two cubic feet of volume, and the Centodieci is unlikely to blaze a new trail in this department. In the cabin, a decently sized glovebox is accompanied by a spot in the center console for your phone and keys.
The Centodieci comes with in terms of features, but you can expect the Chiron’s heated power-adjustable seats, power-adjustable steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, rearview camera, and heated power wing mirrors to carry over. Parking sensors are also likely included, along with cruise control, adaptive height-adjustable suspension, ambient interior lighting, and a cooled glovebox. As with the Chiron, don’t expect to find any advanced driver aids like adaptive cruise control or autonomous emergency braking.
2023 Bugatti Centodieci : Engine
The Centodieci is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.1 seconds, and 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in 13.1 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 380 km/h (240 mph) and has a curb weight of 1,976 kg. The Centodieci is 20 kg lighter than the Bugatti Chiron and has an 8,000 cc (8.0 L; 488.2 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16 engine, rated at 1,176 kW (1,600 PS; 1,578 hp) at 7,000 rpm. No official EPA or manufacturer estimates are available for the Centodieci’s fuel consumption, It’s expected to mirror those of the Chiron, which achieves an abysmal 9/14/11 mpg on the city/highway/combined cycles and should return an average of around 240 miles from its 22-gallon gas tank.
2023 Bugatti Centodieci : Safety
The Centodieci is meticulously crafted and it will take two years for all ten units to be built. However, it may be worth noting that the Chiron was subject to a couple of recalls. The problems included a rear left-hand driveshaft that could break and a malfunctioning stability control system. Another two Chiron issues were for side airbags that may not deploy correctly and seat recliner brackets that were improperly welded.
For added peace of mind, the Bugatti Centodieci was subjected to intense hot-weather and endurance testing to ensure that it holds up in extreme conditions, or the kind of conditions it will likely never be exposed to in its lifetime. Fortunately, although there are no crash test results, Bugatti crashed one Chiron multiple times with no weakening of the carbon body. As standard, the Bugatti Chiron features a rearview camera, parking sensors, frontal, side-impact, and curtain airbags, as well as rain-sensing wipers.