While the limited-run Bugatti Centodieci is based around the all-conquering Chiron, the French car manufacturer went to great lengths to not only make its exterior design reminiscent of the iconic EB 110 Super Sport but the retro theme continues into the cabin.
The first thing distinguishing the interior of the Centodieci from the Chiron and harking back to the EB 110 are the seats. While they are the standard Bugatti sports seats, Bugatti has wrapped them in distinctive leather with a pattern reminiscent of the leather transmission tunnel cover of the EB 110. The headrests also feature an embossed EB logo just like the Centodieci’s forebear, although customers can have a personalized name or logo embossed into the headrest if they’d prefer.
Bugatti’s workers need five days to create the headrest embossing, cut the leather to size, assemble the seat, and meticulously examine every part of it.
The chessboard effect pattern on the Centodieci’s seats extends across the roof liner, door panels, center console, and floor mats. Importantly, this chessboard pattern needs to match up with different panels. As such, the door inserts smoothly flow into the instrument cluster and steering column. Bugatti has also crafted aluminum badges with Centodieci engraving on the door sill panels and the armrest.
All in all, it takes roughly 16 weeks for Bugatti to complete the interior of each Centodieci.
“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,” Bugatti interior development engineer Dirk Buhre says. “Our customers expect an extremely high-quality and exclusive interior. We appeal to all the senses – design, look, feel, acoustics, even the sense of smell. Bugatti enthusiasts will immediately see the similarities between the EB 110 and the Centodieci.”
Bugatti managed to sell all 10 examples of the Centodieci within hours of orders opening a few years ago despite the car’s €8 million ($8.3 million) starting price. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.