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Presenting The 1,600-HP Bugatti Centodieci

Bugatti's new limited-edition hypercar is a modern take on the EB110 SS.

After months of rumors and speculative render designs, Bugatti has presented its new limited-edition hypercar at Pebble Beach. Just as rumors have suggested, it’s heavily inspired by the exquisite EB110 Super Sport, one of the fastest supercars built in the 1990s to celebrate the company's founder, Ettore Bugatti, 110th birthday before the Veyron and Chiron defined the brand in the new millennium. Say hello to the Bugatti Centodieci (that’s Italian for '110'), which also doubles as a celebration for Bugatti’s 110th anniversary this year.

Take one look at the Centodieci’s striking design, and the connections to the EB110 are immediately obvious, from the flat, horseshoe-shaped radiator at the front, to the newly developed front spoiler, and the three-section air intakes. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe grille has been reduced accordingly, while the Bugatti logo Macaron sits on the hood, which is interrupted at the center by a black element. Elsewhere, the optimized front section with the extended front splitter and the airflow through the hood further improve the car’s aerodynamics.

The bespoke design looks even more extreme than the Divo and La Voiture Noire, which presented Bugatti with many technical challenges. "The challenge was not to allow oneself be captivated too much by the design of the historic vehicle and work solely in retrospect, but instead to create a modern interpretation of the shape and technology of that time,” explained Achim Anscheidt, Head Designer at Bugatti.

"We faced a number of technical challenges in terms of the development and design of the Centodieci. The EB110 is a very flat, wedge-shaped and graphically quasi two-dimensional super sports car of the late 1980s. Transporting this classic look into the new millennium without copying it was technically complex, to say the least. We had to create a new way of combining the complex aerothermal requirements of the underlying Chiron technology with a completely different aesthetic appearance.”

Another design element that pays homage to the EB110 is the narrow headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. "Thanks to the newly developed lighting elements, we were stylistically free in the front and rear sections to pay respectful homage to the EB110 while at the same time transposing this appealing visual reminiscence into modern technology,” said Anscheidt. "We incorporated the wedge-shaped design in the development process but we took it in a new direction.”

Source : @carbuzz

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