Bugatti Centodieci
The design and development process of the Centodieci was as exciting as it was challenging. “The EB110 is a very flat, wedge-shaped and graphically quasi two-dimensional supercar of the late 1980s. It was technically challenging to transport this classic look into the new millennium and integrate it into the underlying Chiron platform,” says Achim Anscheidt, design director at Bugatti.
Bugatti Centodieci
The classic Italian wedge-shape −running from the rear to the front wheels, suggesting a dynamic leap forward− was reflected in the design but was also further developed in a new direction. The otherwise dominant Bugatti line –the C-line on the B-pillar– features new details.
Bugatti Centodieci
The five round air inserts placed in the shape of a diamond are an unmistakable reference to the EB110, but − as with every Bugatti − form follows function: they ensure that enough air is taken into the iconic sixteen-cylinder engine.
horseshoe
The front of the Centodieci drops very low. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe has been reduced accordingly, while the Bugatti Macaron logo now sits on the bonnet, which is interrupted at the centre by a black element, rising memories of the EB110.
Bugatti Centodieci
The newly developed and extremely narrow headlights –with integrated LED daytime running function– stylistically pay homage to the EB110 in an elegant way, and translate this captivating visual reminder into modern technology.
Bugatti Centodieci
The rear is characterised by eight tail-light elements, the matt-black double-outlet dual exhaust pipes placed one above the other, the underbody spoilers and diffusers, and a fixed overhanging rear wing.
Bugatti Centodieci
Instead of the two pill-shaped and two-dimensional rear lights of the EB110, the Centodieci uses a wide air outlet for more efficient thermal control of the engine, bringing to life the flying tail-light elements in graphic kinship with the EB110. And, like in the EB110, the W16 8.0-litre engine is presented behind transparent glass.
Bugatti Centodieci
Special care and attention were paid to aerodynamics and downforce. The optimised front section with the extended front splitter and the airflow through the bonnet further improve the car’s aerodynamics.
Bugatti Centodieci
The overhanging rear wing is permanently attached in the style of the original EB110 SS, but its inclination angle is mechanically adjustable. This increases downforce, providing even better lateral acceleration. Downforce is also enhanced by the aerodynamic tailgate and a laminar flow-optimised rear window.