How did the Bugatti Centodieci hypercar cope with the swelting heat?

How did the Bugatti Centodieci hypercar cope with the swelting heat?


Bugatti continues to prepare the exclusive Centodieci hypercar for mass production – the car will be released in the amount of 10 copies, each of which found an owner immediately after the premiere the year before last. The Centodieci will become one of the rarest and most expensive models in the history of the French brand. In early autumn, the coupe completed a series of wind tunnel tests, after which the manufacturer proceeded to road tests in real conditions.

Now a team of 27 factory engineers have traveled from California to Arizona to test the vehicle in extreme desert conditions, where the average temperature exceeds 45 degrees Celsius. The white Centodieci prototype led the column of three Chiron Pur Sport and four Chiron Super Sport – the hypercars covered 800 kilometers, climbing almost 2800 meters above sea level during the journey and accelerating to 320 km / h on closed road sections. All Centodieci onboard systems worked normally. During the next stage of tests, the hypercar will undergo speed tests and endurance races, during which it will travel about 30 thousand kilometers on European roads.

The Bugatti Centodieci hypercar worth more than eight million euros is built on the basis of the Chiron model, but differs from it not only in the body, but also in the W16 engine boosted to 1600 horsepower, for which a new cooling system had to be developed. In addition, it is 20 kilograms lighter, so the first “hundred” Centodieci is able to change in 2.4 seconds, accelerate to 200 kilometers per hour in 6.1 seconds, 300 kilometers per hour in 13.1 seconds. The maximum speed is limited at around 380 kilometers per hour.

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