The Bugatti Centodieci has successfully passed its hot-weather test, which was conducted in the United States recently. The hypercar, which debuted in 2019, was tested in the severe conditions of the American deserts. Temperatures in these locations have been known to reach 50 degrees Celsius.
Bugatti Centodieci, together with Bugatti Chiron Pur Sports and Chiron Super Sports, set off from California and travelled via Arizona, passing through San Diego on the Central Pacific Highway. The vehicles travelled 800 kilometres in total. Stefan Schmidt, a Bugatti engineer in Overall Vehicle Growth, said that testing the supercars in the scorching desert aided the team's development. "All Bugatti models, even the few-of Centodieci, must work flawlessly regardless of the temperature," he said. Only ten units of the Bugatti Centodieci are expected to be produced by the luxury carmaker.
Bugatti stated that the Centodieci was subjected to a rigorous testing regimen on a regular basis. The hypercar was put through its paces on uneven roads and in low-speed stop-and-go traffic. The team also left the car standing in the blazing sun with the air conditioning on full blast and also stretched it to a speed of 320 kmph in a closed road environment. The vehicle was fitted with 200 sensors that sent data to on-site engineers and the Wolfsburg development team.
After each stage of the test, the team double-checked critical systems such the electrics, telemetrics, radio frequencies, air conditioning, and fuelling procedures. Even though the focus during hot-climate testing is primarily on the chassis, engine, transmission, thermal management, and electrics, according to Pierre Rommelfanger, head of Overall Vehicle Development at Bugatti, the team leaves no stone unturned in checking interior components and body parts that may undergo changes due to thermal expansion. Bugatti also informed that it will start the deliveries of Centodieci models next year.