Probably the most unique Bugattis of all time is sort of able to take its place on the beginning line.
The French supercar specialists introduced on Friday that the $9.6 mill Centodieci has accomplished hot-weather testing. With that hurdle out of the way in which, collection manufacturing of the 1-of-10 hypercar is on tempo to start subsequent yr.
First introduced in the summertime of 2019, the corporate’s newest limited-edition mannequin is each a celebration of its historical past—“Centodieci” is Italian for 110, the marque’s age on the time it was introduced—and a selected homage to the EB110. Not solely was that automobile one of the vital iconic autos of the Nineties, however it was additionally the one one produced throughout Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli’s time accountable for the automaker, earlier than the model was acquired by Volkswagen Group in 1998.
The Centodieci relies on the Chiron and options a number of design nods to the EB110, together with a extra angular form, a small horseshoe-shaped grille and 5 spherical air intakes place simply behind its aspect home windows. Simply as spectacular as this design, is the 8.0-liter W-16 engine that powers it and is displayed underneath glass. The model says the mill will have the ability to pump out 1,600 hp and launch the automotive from 0 to 60 mph in simply 2.4 seconds.
For sure, Bugatti is placing the prototypes it unveiled in February by the paces, together with three weeks of hot-weather testing within the US Southwest this summer time, based on a press launch. Throughout that point, the staff noticed and analyzed how the automobile operated in all method of extremes, together with altitudes of almost 9,180 toes and temperatures as excessive as 113 levels Fahrenheit.
The testing is about extra than simply checking containers. It’s additionally a chance to seek out new and sudden methods to enhance the automobile’s design and technical options. And certain sufficient, regardless that the Centodieci handed hot-weather testing with “ease,” small tweaks have been made to the supercar, just like the addition of an air consumption close to the oil cooler to assist maintain the temperatures down.
Now all that’s standing between the Centodieci and your driveway is 186,000 miles of high-speed testing. As soon as that’s full, engineers will log out on the automotive and manufacturing, which shall be completed by hand on the marque’s atelier in Molshiem, France, can start. After that comes supply of the ten automobiles, at which level the enjoyable can actually start.