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Bugatti Centodieci

If you’re bored with all the $3 million-plus Bugatti Chirons your mates are driving, maybe this machine will move your needle. From the makers of such fine hypercars as the $3.93m Chiron, comes the exclusive and extreme Bugatti Centodieci – priced for Aussies at about $20 million including stamp duty, luxury car tax, and rich bugger fees.

The Centodieci features a relentless 8 litre 16 cylinder engine with four turbochargers that makes 1176kW and 1600Nm of torque – numbers that wouldn’t look out of place at a shuttle launch.

Impressed? Try an eye blinking 0-100 km/h time of 2.4 seconds and 0-300 km/h in 13.1 seconds – the same time it takes a Toyota Camry to hit 100km/h.

But these stats don’t make it the worlds quickest. Bugatti has electronically muzzled the Centodieci’s top speed to 380km/h – short of the Koenigsegg Agera RS which has a champion top speed over 420km/h.

Stephan Winkelmann, head of Bugatti, doesn’t see the issue: “It’s not just the top speed that makes a hyper sports car. Design, quality and performance are just as important”, he says.

We’re with ya Stevo, the Centodieci is 20kg lighter than a regular Chiron and has a power to weight ratio of 1 kW per 1.13kg, on par with those Formula One flyers.

This elite machine pays tribute to the Bugatti EB110 hypercar from the early 1990s with several styling influences ‘borrowed’. So what does Centodieci mean? It’s Italian for 110 – and this model coincidently celebrates the 110 year anniversary of the first ever Bugatti. In any language, we feel very poor and inferior right now.

Spec check

2020 Bugatti Centodieci
Engine: W16 quad turbo
Transmission: 7 speed dual clutch
Power: 1193 kW
Torque: 1,180 pounds-feet
Top Speed: 380 km/h
0-100km/h: 2.4 sec
Price: $20 million

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Pamela Anderson

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