The Bugatti Centodieci is so exclusive that only a few celebrities have been able to get their hands on one

Rumor has it one of the world's richest people couldn't get one.

Published on Oct 13, 2023 at 2:58PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Oct 30, 2023 at 2:03PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
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The Bugatti Centodieci is so rare and exclusive that Bugatti had to say ‘no’ to some very important customers.

A long list of wealthy and influential collectors wanted one, but only a few managed to get an allocation.

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Inspired by the original EB110, the Centodieci is a birthday cake, so to speak, to celebrate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary.

It’s powered by the brand’s signature W16 engine and it delivers over 1,600 horsepower.

Pricing starts from $8.9 million.

Now, that’s a lot of money to a lot of people but it’s a drop in the bucket for the world’s richest people.

The problem (for them) is, Bugatti only built 10 units.

For that reason, Bugatti had to decide who would and wouldn’t get one.

In the case of rare hypercars such as this one, the company’s PR people proactively get ahold of the collectors they cherrypick.

The number of Bugatti models you’ve owned in the past plays a key part in whether you’re getting an allocation or not.

And brands generally prioritize customers who don’t flip their cars, which is a big no-no in the industry.

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the most famous collector to make the cut.

And the good news for car lovers is he actually does drive the car.

Car collectors often park their rare cars in an air-conditioned vault and never use it, but CR7 was spotted driving his Bugatti Centodieci in Madrid.

Other important names on the list of Centodieci owners are Fritz Burkard, a prominent car collector, and Francois Perrodo, who owns a matching Bugatti EB110SS from the 1990s.

Then there’s Scott Blattner, owner and CEO of Blattner Energy.

A bona fide Bugatti aficionado, he owns a Le Mans-livered Centodieci, a Chiron and multiple (!) Veyrons.

Bugatti doesn’t reveal who gets the car and who doesn’t, but rumor has it Elon Musk himself couldn’t get one.

In addition to these rare cars, Bugatti also prioritizes one-off hypercars.

The La Voiture Noire is a famous example, and there’s also the Golden Era, which was built on commission for a collector whose identity was never revealed.

We wonder whether this person also owns a Centodieci.

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