The Centodieci is not the first Chiron-based special-edition model, with the track-focused Divo revealed in August a year ago, and the one-off La Voiture Noire that managed to fetch a hefty pricetag of €16.7m ($A27.32m). The model pays homage to the iconic EB110 supercar of the '90s.
Volkswagen Group purchased the Bugatti brand name in 1998 and built its modern production facility at Bugatti's ancestral home in Molsheim, France.
To be expected, most all of the changes to form function to control and cool an 8.0-liter W-16 engine-displayed under glass-packed with 1,600 hp, as opposed to the EB110's 3.5-liter V-12 with 603 hp (in the most souped-up version).
Bugatti said it will build only 10 Centodiecis and the allotment is already sold out.
The Centodieci races from zero to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds, to 124 mph in 6.1 seconds and to 186 mph in 13.1 seconds. Top speed clocks in at 236 miles per hour.
The angular supercar, still dotted with the signature Bugatti design elements, tips its hat to the mid-engine EB110 supercar that debuted in 1991 when the company was owned by Romano Artioli.
Like the EB110, the Centodieci features a radiator grille with a shrunken horseshoe design in the centre, flanked by horizontally louvred side intakes that give the vehicle a low, forward-slanting look.
It's about 44 pounds lighter than the Chiron. With the backing of one of the world's largest automakers, Bugatti now makes fast cars for the extremely wealthy, much as it did in the first decades of the 20th century. Bugatti did that with a lot of carbon fiber.
The Centodieci's design echoes the EB110′s with familiar styling cues like the five circular air intakes toward the back of the vehicle.
"The challenge was not to allow oneself be captivated too much by the design of the historic EB110 - we had to create a new way of combining the complex aerothermal requirements of the underlying Chiron technology with a completely different aesthetic appearance", Anscheid concludes. The LED headlamps, in particular, are an all-new design, made to further evoke the previous car's essence. And, while the auto you're seeing here is painted white, potential customers can have their Centodieci painted in the Bugatti color of their choice.
Only 10 of these will ever be made, each one selling for 8 million euro - which is a whopping R136 million in our money.
Or, as Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann puts it: "It's not just the top speed that makes a hyper sports auto".