Bugatti Centodieci at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

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The Bugatti Centodieci was unveiled over two years ago, at the 2019 edition of Monterey Car Week in the United States, but none of the 10 units that are to be built at the Atelier in Molsheim has been delivered to her owners yet, and that’s while all of them were already sold before the car was even shown in August 2019.

The Bugatti Centodieci is a special anniversary model, a celebration of the 110th anniversary of Bugatti as a company and inspired by the famous EB110 from the Nineties, the Centodiece comes with the famous 8-Liter W16 engine that delivers 1,600 PS and the first customer car will be finished in 2022, but Bugatti already has a production prototype that has been used for testing, and it’s that white beauty they brought to the 2021 edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como in Italy.

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is a famous event in Europe, held for the first time in 1929 already, and Bugatti enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the event, back in 2019 the La Voiture Noire took first prize in the ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ category, but other important models such as the 1937 Type 57S four-seater sports tourer, the 1934 Type 59 Grand Prix car, and the 1938 Type 57SC Atlantic, have all taken away significant awards over the last years, so this year Bugatti displayed the Centodiece in the ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ area, where we also admired the 1971 Lamborghini Countach LP500 prototype recreation.

Villa d’Este is a five-star resort alongside the famous Lake Como boasting some of the most breath-taking architectural works of the sixteenth century, the place to be for the rich and famous for many years, and the annual Concorso d’Eleganza brings owners and enthusiasts from all over the world to this picturesque place to admire the best of the best when it comes to classic and modern cars.

We already mentioned the Bugatti Centodiece is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bugatti, but the inspiration for the design of this new hypercar is taken from another Bugatti that is actually celebration her 30th anniversary this year, the 1991 EB110, more specifically the EB110 Super Sport edition, and just for the Concorso d’Eleganza they had both cars available, the beautiful but aggressively styled Centodiece, and the traditional Bugatti Blue finished EB110 SS … but not just any of the 30 Super Sport models, this specific EB110 SS was once owned by Romano Artioli.

Romano Artioli was the Italian businessman that made the Bugatti EB110 possible back in the Nineties when he obtained the right to use the Bugatti name on a car and he built the famous ‘Blue Factory’ in Campogalliano in Italy to make supercars under the brand name Bugatti Automobili S.p.A.

Powered by a 3.5-Liter V12 engine with four turbochargers and five valves per cylinder, the Bugatti EB110 was ahead of its time in 1991, built on a carbon fiber chassis, this car came with angular styling and upward-opening doors, to create a luxurious driving experience, the engine came with an integrated transmission to safe space, but the EB110 still featured four-wheel drive … sadly the economic crisis in the early Nineties caused production of the EB110 to cease by 1995, only 30 of the EB110 SS models would be built, one recently changing hands for €2,242,500 or US$ 2,600,000 at the Bonhams The Zoute Sale auction.

Today the company is officially called Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. and the headquarter is located in Molsheim, France, where the Atelier is creating the most impressive hypercars ever since, and the Bugatti Centodiece was presented as a static display within the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ area on Saturday 2 October and again on Sunday 3 October, the car also participated in the dynamic presentation parade.

Please enjoy some more photos of these amazing cars at one of the most impressive events of the year: