France-based high-performance automobile manufacturer, Bugatti is giving 110 percent in this flash, new model based on an older classic model. Premiering at Pebble Beach, California at the beginning of August, Bugatti has created a flashback to their 1990 Bugatti EB110. The 2022 Bugatti Centodieci.
For a spicy NZD$14 million, avid luxury car-enthusiasts will get the stylish car in all its glory. A sleek white body with a wide horseshoe grill is the statement for this Bugatti. A small little style quirk to the car is the chamfers situated behind the doors that hide away neatly into the body. These distinctive little round holes set the Centodieci and the EB110 from any other luxury car. A lower, more aerodynamic sloped tail is very much a signature too. The inside, admittedly, hasn’t been designed yet.
The 2022 Bugatti Centodieci was designed in six months using virtual reality and was created to coincide with the 110th anniversary of Bugatti’s founding. Usually, with design prototypes, thousands of kilograms worth of clay would be used. Instead, this supercar was conceptualised using VR goggles and internet connections and it took half the time. All the way back in 2018, the global tech giant, Microsoft predicted that Virtual Reality would become a major breakthrough in automotive business. Volkswagen and Ford, reportedly, uses it with their cars. Bugatti looks like it’s joining that bandwagon too. It allowed the designers to trade in the aforementioned clay for headsets and touch-pads to create 3D objects right before their eyes.
Under the hood, there’s a 1,176 kilowatt W16 engine which sends the car into 0 to 62mph in 2.4 seconds. The engine sits as a 16 cylinder element with four turbo-chargers and sends throttle to each of the four wheels. The arrangement is likened to a ‘double barrel shotgun’ or the ‘English Electric F.6 Lightning fighter jet’ by deputy design director, Frank Heyl.