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The New P460 Million Bugatti Centodieci Is a Retro '90s Hypercar Dream

Only ten will be made. We’ll take two, thanks.
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Bugatti unveiled the Centodieci, a retro-tastic hypercar that is based on the wonderfully wedgy Bugatti EB110 of the 90s at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in California today. If you’re finding just too many P157 million-plus Bugatti Chirons parked at the country club, it is time to one up the hoi polloi with this beautiful beast. Here’s everything you need to know.

What does Centodieci Mean?

That’s Italian for 110. The EB 110 from the '90s was unveiled on Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday—hence the name of that car: EB for Ettore Bugatti, 110 for his 110th birthday.

What’s underneath that thing?

It has the underpinnings of the Bugatti Chiron, so it’s powered by a similar, planet-moving 8.0-litre W16 engine that puts out 1,600 hp. The speed? The Centodieci goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds, to 200 km/h in 6.1 seconds and to 300 km/h in 13.1 seconds; the top speed is electronically cut off at 380 km/h.

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The new Bugatti Centodieci, flanked by two stickered-up EB110s

Photo by Bugatti.

Let’s talk design. What’s with the cheese grater vents?

They were on the original, remember? Bugatti describes these as five round air inserts in the shape of a diamond. Airs got to get to the 16 cylinder engine somehow. The other details echoed from the EB110 are the tiny horseshoe vent in the front and the boldly spoked wheels.

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How many will be made?

Ten. This is what Bugatti calls its small series car. One of there more recent small series, the Divo, was limited to 40 and sold out in one day. The price of the divo was $5.8 million dollars.

So how much is the Centodieci?

8 million euros, which is, at current exchange rates: P464,410,573.04 Philippine pesos. That’s over double the cost of a Chiron, which starts at around P157 million, give or take a few P5 million depending on how you spec it out. If you can’t comprehend how a car’s options could cost more than, well, a car here’s another fact that will blow your mind. Most people who buy Bugatti’s buy 2. One to drive, and one to mothball in a hangar with their dozens of other cars.

The same Bugatti fleet, shot from above.

Photo by Bugatti.
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This must be Bugatti’s most expensive car, right?

Nope. That honor goes to the P628 million La Voiture Noir that was unveiled earlier this year.

Damn, I feel very poor right now.

Same.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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