At the extremely exclusive exclusive event of Quail, the French automaker removed packaging from the limited-managed Centodieci. Although not much will be done, those who climb it on the asphalt will be powerful beasts. The vehicle has an 8.0 liter w16 engine (16 cylinders!) That produces 1600 horsepower and 1180 pounds of torque. It will zero to 62 in 2.6 seconds.
This is the latest in a range of Bugatti limited-edition vehicles. The automaker's latest revelation was for La Voiture Noire. With $ 19 million, it's the most expensive car in the world, with the company building just one. He is also talked about.
Centodieci's design only started six months ago. So yes, the process is faster thanks to these digital tools.
Anscheidt says that he can now put on VR goggles and see the vehicle in a way he can't with clay. It can rotate it slowly, change lenses for different looks and essentially get 80 percent of the design work done there.
While most automakers have introduced digital 3D design, they are slow to remove the clay model step. Clay modeling allows engineers to refine design with their hands. They can add and remove from the vehicle as they wish, as long as they look as they like. This process may take weeks. By eliminating it from the design process, Bugatti saves not only time but also money needed for materials and labor. By completing most of the computer design, they can move to production faster than the major car manufacturers.
"It's far faster, more efficient, more realistic and much more economical than the old days," Ancheid said.
But Bugatti is still building a physical model by milling after digital 3D design has been largely finalized. So there is still a tangible object to touch at the end. Still, eliminating the clay process saves the company time and money, which is crucial when you're a design team that is tasked with building multi-million dollar limited-use vehicles.