With the announcement of the sundown horizon of its W16 engine still resonating in the air, it’s nice to have a look at present-tense Bugatti, W16 production intact, in any context. The recent news from the company isn’t earth-shattering, but it does concern the engine, and one of the last production models that will be outfitted with it.
The Centodieci is the model in question. The name is Italian for 110, which is in turn a tip of the hat to Bugatti redux 1, which came and went in the 1980s, producing a handful of its EB110 model in its short period of operation.
Ten examples of the Centodieci are being built. The most recent went to a client who wanted the car’s color to echo the EB110 as readily as its model name and sublimated design lingo borrowed from the former model; it is finished in a steely shade of silver and features a rear wing as homage to a particular EB110 Super Sport. The round holes on the Super Sport’s pillar are also in evidence in this Centodieci.
In the steady climb of Bugatti pricing, the Centodieci is the latest and most acute expression, with a base sticker of $9 million.