The Bugatti Centodieci has been unveiled at Monterey Car Week.
According to Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti's chief designer, "The challenge [in designing this car] was not to allow oneself to be captivated too much by the design of the historic vehicle and work solely in retrospect, but instead to create a modern interpretation of the shape and technology of that time".
Anscheidt says the team faced many challenges translating the EB110's flat, almost two dimensional, wedge-shaped body to a modern platform.
One key problem was figuring out how to marry the "complex aerothermal requirements of the underlying Chiron technology with a completely different aesthetic appearance".
Styling elements shared between the two cars include the small horse shoe grille, the circular cut outs behind the side windows, and doors which follow the curve of the front wheel arches. The fixed rear wing is said to be inspired by the unit fitted to the EB110 Supersport.
While the Centodieci doesn't mess with the Chiron's silhouette or its triangular nose shape, it does have much edgier and sharper design details.
In the Centodieci the company's 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 has been tuned to deliver 1176kW at 7000rpm, meaning it has 73kW more than the 1103kW/1600Nm Chiron and Chiron Sport.
Bugatti says the Centodieci can complete the 0-100km/h dash in 2.4 seconds, break through the 200km/h barrier in 6.1s, and hit the 300km/h mark in 13.1s. All of these figures are identical to the less powerful Chiron.
The Centodieci's top speed has been electronically limited to 380km/h. In the right conditions, the less expensive Chiron can go all the way up to 420km/h.
Compared to the Chiron it's based on the Centodieci is 20 kilograms lighter. This is thanks in part to a lightweight windscreen wiper, and stablisers made from carbon.
According to the company, the Centodieci's reduced mass and extra power give it punchier acceleration at higher speeds, and helps to improve the car's handling.
Bugatti will only build 10 Centodieci coupes at its factory in Molsheim, France, over the next two years. Although the show car is finished in white, buyers can choose to have their vehicles painted in any colour.
Despite the €8 million ($13.1 million) starting price before tax, the entire production run is already spoken for.