Just ten examples of the new special-edition Bugatti Centodieci will be produced ... and they’ve all already been sold.

Set to be built in Molsheim, the ten units will be delivered over the next couple of years with prices starting at €8-million (that’s around R135-million) plus VAT.

“With the Centodieci, we pay homage to the EB110 super sports car which was built in the 1990s and is very much a part of our tradition-steeped history,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti.

“With the EB110, Bugatti catapulted itself to the top of the automotive world once again after 1956 with a new model. We are proud of our long Bugatti history, of which the EB110 is very much a part. That’s why we’re celebrating a reinterpretation of this extraordinary vehicle with the Centodieci – Italian for 110,” explained Winkelmann.

Bugatti describes its new Centodieci as “even sportier and more extreme” than the Chiron and Divo.

It features the familiar 8,0-litre W16 engine, offering all four corners 1 176 kW at 7 000 r/min. Bugatti says the Centodieci sprints from standstill to 100 km/h in 2,4 seconds, to 200 km/h in 6,1 seconds and to 300 km/h in 13,1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 380 km/h.

Compared with the Chiron, Bugatti says the Centodieci saves 20 kg of unladen weight, thanks to items such as a lightweight windscreen wiper and stabilisers made of carbon.