Bugatti Centodieci was first revealed in 2019 and it is a unique and rare hypercar from the brand. Bugatti Centodieci is limited to 10 units.
Bugatti Centodieci has passed hot-weather tests conducted in the United States over recent times.
The hypercar was tested in the harsh condition of the deserts in the US.
The temperature in these areas can also exceed 50 degrees Celsius.
The Bugatti tested very brutally in hot environments exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit. A team of 27 strong engineers headed while testing, and other Bugatti models such as Chiron Pur Sport and Chiron Super Sport also tested.
The Engineers team left California and then covered almost 500 miles to Arizona along the Central Pacific Highway.
The hot humid weather and an altitude of over 9,000 feet aside, the engineers didn’t go for a gentle cruise.
The Bugattis were driven brutally on rough roads, were also subjected to low-speed stop-start traffic and also driven at 198 mph on a closed road.
“All Bugatti models have to function perfectly no matter how high the temperature, including the few-of Centodieci,” said engineer Stefan Schmidt. “Even if we are only creating ten cars, as with the Centodieci, the testing procedure is just as grueling.”
Pierre Rommelfanger, head of vehicle development at Bugatti, commented, “During hot-climate testing, we focus on the chassis, engine, transmission, thermal management, and electrics as well as on the vehicle as a whole.
The team checks interior components and body parts for thermal expansion, look, and feel, leaving no detail unchecked, no matter how small”.
Bugatti informed that the engineers are exposing the Centodieci to every demanding test program.
The Engineers let the car stand in the blazing sun with the air conditioning on full blast.
The car was fitted with 200 sensors which sent the data to the team on-site and the development team back at Wolfsburg.
The team checked key systems like electrics, telemetrics, radio frequencies, air conditioning, and fueling processes after each level of the test.
The environment provides a perfect testbed, said Bugatti vehicle development engineer Stefan Schmidt: “Testing in the hot, dry desert is a huge help for us in the development process.
All Bugatti models have to function perfectly no matter how high the temperature, including the limited edition Centodieci.
Even if we are only creating 10 cars, as with the Centodieci, the testing procedure is just as grueling. Every model has to run flawlessly in all weather and in all traffic conditions.”
“The Centodieci’s newly developed bodywork, airflow changes, and its engine bay cover manufactured from glass, mean the temperature behavior is quite different, especially in such extreme, 45°C+ heat, “said André Kullig, technical project manager for limited-run projects at Bugatti.
“This hot weather endurance test is fundamental for us as it is the only way we can ensure that the Centodieci, like every Bugatti model, offers a flawless, reliable and safe drive in extreme heat, too – even though our customers may never subject their cars to such extreme conditions. The new tests prove that our existing setup for the Centodieci works optimally for hours on end even in extreme heat.”
Bugatti confirmed that it will start the deliveries of Centodieci models next year.