Even the interior of the Bugatti Centodieci is an homage to the EB 110 Super Sport
The limited-edition Bugatti Centodieci has been designed from the start as an homage to the impressive supercar from the Nineties, the EB110, but Bugatti now reveals the interior to have a clear lineage to an even more intimidating model, the famous EB110 SS or Super Sport, now there is also a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, but the Centodieci is a completely different package, the door panels, instrument panels, and center tunnel are done in the style of the 1990s super sports car. “With the elegant quilted pattern and perforations, we oriented ourselves toward the Centodieci’s historical predecessor, the Bugatti EB 110 in its Super Sport design. In this way, we are bringing the styling of the top model in the EB 110 series into the 21st century and are reinterpreting it with high-quality leather, carbon, and aluminum, as well as modern design”, explains Jörg Grumer, Head of Color & Trim at Bugatti Design.
It took the Bugatti designers and engineers less than a year to create completely new panels for the new Centodieci, and while the base of the sport seats is still the same as in the Bugatti Chiron, the surface has been completely redone for a new look and feel, “The seat feels different and yet familiar”, says Dirk Buhre, interior development engineer at Bugatti, who is responsible for the interior of the Centodieci. The client has the option to feature the famous EB logo embossed on the headrest, similar to the original EB110, but Bugatti can also emboss a bespoke logo, the customer’s name, or go for a high-quality embroidery, and things aren’t rushed when it comes to the cockpit of the Bugatti Centodieci, taking about 16 weeks to be completed, four days are spent on the headrest embossing alone, it takes an entire day to meticulously examine each seat.
“Newly developed vehicles like the Centodieci are a major challenge as, even with a few-off of just ten vehicles, we have to meet and also want to exceed the same quality and safety standards that apply to series production vehicles”, says Dirk Buhre, therefore the production prototype of the Centodieci was taken on lengthy test driver, both in extreme heat and in freezing cold weather for over 50,000 kilometers of endurance testing. In addition to the parts’ durability and accuracy of fit, the development drivers also pay attention to acoustics to avoid any undesirable noises. “Our customers expect an extremely high-quality and exclusive interior. We appeal to all the senses – design, look, feel, acoustics, and even the sense of smell. Bugatti enthusiasts will immediately see the similarities between the EB 110 and the Centodieci”, says Jörg Grumer.
One of the biggest challenges on the interior of the Bugatti Centodieci is a direct result of the intention to pay homage to the EB110 Super Sport, a car that featured a 3.5-liter V12 engine with four turbochargers that came with 611 PS to an all-wheel-drive setup, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 351 km/h, which might not be as impressive today, but at the time this was a world record for a production vehicle, and the interior featured an amazing ‘checker’-pattern, which isn’t as easy to replicate today as it was back in the Nineties.
The new Bugatti Centodieci features a lot of rounded panels, arched sections, and curvatures all around the interior, so making sure all the stitching of those little squares lines up is quite the challenge for the Bugatti upholstery artisans, keep in mind there are door panels, dashboard sections, central console covers and even the seats that all have to show a flawless square pattern, which on many parts actually touch each other, so the pattern has to continue without hesitation from the doors onto the dashboard and into the central console.
And all of this extreme effort is being made for a production run of just 10 units, that’s right, there will be only ten Bugatti Centodieci ever made, and despite it’s been about two years since this amazing hypercar was introduced, not a single customer has received their unit yet, with an MSRP of a cool $8,000,000 it might come as a surprise, but all ten units were sold out in a matter of hours, while the first Bugatti Centodieci will be delivered to the client within the next few weeks … so for now, let’s enjoy some more photos of the intricate interior of this beauty: