Bugatti pre-sold all ten units of the Centodieci even before it broke cover last summer at Pebble Beach, and it’s been reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the buyers.
Quoting undisclosed sources, TheSupercarBlog claims that Juventus Torino’s star has placed an order for the hypercar that starts at $8.9 million, and is waiting to take delivery and park it next to the Veyron and Chiron, as well as other exotics that he currently owns.
We reached out to Bugatti to see if they could confirm the story, though as we expected, the company does not comment on individual buyers, which is understandable. A Bugatti representative told CarScoops that “Cristiano Ronaldo is part of the Bugatti family, since he has both a Veyron and a Chiron in his impressive garage, as he has shown himself on different occasions (i.e. on social media).” However, they “cannot comment on this, since it is our policy to only comment on what customers or sometimes supposed customers have bought.”
The official added that Ronaldo “was also rumored to have bought the La Voiture Noire last year, which his manager denied.”
Inspired by the limited production EB110 of the early 1990s, the Centodieci is related to the Chiron and Divo, retaining the 2-door coupe body style, mid-engine and all-wheel drive layout. It tips the scales at 4,354 lbs (1,975 kg), 44 lbs (20 kg) less than the Chiron, and uses the 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine that peaks at 1,578 HP (1,600 PS / 1,176 kW), or 99 HP (100 PS / 74 kW) more than the ‘regular’ hypercar.
As a reminder, for the 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint, the Centodieci needs just 2.4 seconds, and it can hit 124 and 186 mph (200-300 km/h) in 6.1 and 13.1 seconds respectively. Top speed is limited to 236 mph (380 km/h).