Once released, the 2020 Bugatti Centodieci will join Christiano Rinaldo’s extensive list of supercars.
Christiano Ronaldo is certainly in no need of an introduction, most people around the world know who he is or have heard his name somewhere. But writing an article about a legend like Ronaldo, the introduction is too much fun to miss. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most accomplished soccer players of all-time. Born and raised in Portugal, Ronaldo has dominated at every level since he started playing soccer, especially at the top level. Nobody has scored more goals in the UEFA Champions League than him. And in 2016, Forbes ranked Ronaldo as the highest ever paid athlete with a net worth of $460 million.
Arguably the greatest athlete of all time driving one of the greatest road cars of all time, is a match made in heaven.
It’s no surprise then that Ronaldo is owner of some impressive cars, owning 19 in total. The soccer legend is also known to be a Bugatti enthusiast and owns 5 of them, and by 2021, he can add another to that collection. Ronaldo will be one of 10 lucky owners of the 2020 Bugatti Centodieci, a car that costs a staggering $9 million. When he finally gets his hands on this highly anticipated supercar, it will be quite the match. Arguably the greatest athlete of all time driving one of the greatest road cars of all time, is a match made in heaven.
The Bugatti Centodieci is to be released in celebration of the manufacturer’s 110th anniversary. A long and storied maker of cars, known for making some of the most powerful supercars ever, next year, they will surely be adding to their impressive reputation. The Centodieci is a limited edition version of the Chiron, Bugatti’s most successful series that has set records on the track for years.
This is the most powerful Bugatti ever built. It shares the same engine as its predecessors, using the standard quad-turbo 8.0 litre W-16, except that it has 98 more horsepower than the Chiron and is also 44 pounds lighter. The overall performance, though, is similar to the Chiron as they boast almost identical speeds, but the improvements to the drive chain has resulted in a bit more oomph. This staggering 1,577 horsepower supercar can reach 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds, just 0.01 seconds faster than the Chiron.
Whilst the mechanics of the Centodieci is very similar to the Chiron then, the exterior is notably different and actually takes influence from the EB110 series of the 90’s. The 110th anniversary celebration car is really just tribute then to Bugatti’s most brilliant cars. The profile of the car shares similarity to the EB110 influence as its design is very angular and curvy. Many of the EB110’s main hallmarks are also seen on the new Centodieci. For example, the front end features a similar grille which has been redesigned to be smaller and more aerodynamic. The front bumper looks familiar too, very reminiscent of the EB110.
The Centodieci, to be released next year, will be one of Bugatti’s most special cars yet. The car will be one of the most expensive and rare cars ever to catch the attention of supercar enthusiasts. Whether it will be the best Bugatti though remains to be seen. Most likely, it will just be a sibling to the Chiron, a car it tried so hard not to be.
The aesthetic is different and whilst a nice change on the standard Chiron template, under the hood, the mechanics are largely the same. Regardless, Christiano Ronaldo is getting a heck of a car, a limited edition Chiron that looks more like an EB110. It is a unique and special car from Bugatti who are celebrating 110 years in car making. The Centodieci may yet be their best yet.