2019 Auto Show Highlights

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience
Bugatti Centodieci — Pebble Beach
Celebrating the marque’s 110th anniversary, Bugatti chose Pebble Beach to unveil the very exclusive Centodieci — a car designed as a tribute to a previous Bugatti supercar, the EB110. The Centodieci is based on Bugatti’s current extreme supercar, the Chiron; however, designers and engineers had significant hurdles to overcome beyond simply swapping out Chiron body panels to create the Centodieci. The Chiron’s complex design incorporates bodywork as an integral part of the car’s aerodynamics and cooling, as well as its high speed. While the original EB 110 was powered by a V12, the Centodieci features Bugatti’s incredible 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces almost three times the power of that original V12 — 1600 horsepower. The sprint to 62 mph occurs in a lightning-like 2.4 seconds, 124 mph goes by in 6.1 seconds and in a bit over 13 seconds this Bugatti will be accelerating past 186 mph. Engineers were able to reduce the weight of the Centodieci compared to the Chiron, which permits even better performance and handling. Bugatti will build only 10 of the Centodieci, with the price starting at €8 million (US$8.9 million). Don’t bother reaching for that checkbook — all 10 have been sold.

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