Cristiano Ronaldo Allegedly Buys $9.4 Million Bugatti Centodieci, Should Take Delivery in 2021
here have been rumors surrounding the purchase of a Bugatti Centodieci by Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this year, and now those rumors seem to have been confirmed.
The Italian media reports that the soccer star has completed the purchase of the ultra-exclusive, expensive and fast French hypercar, which was apparently ordered in black and white to celebrate Juventus winning this year’s championship.
According to TuttoSport, which is one of the many publications that have reported on the topic, CR7, who is the owner of a jaw-dropping exotic car collection that counts, among others, the Veyron and the Chiron, should take delivery of the Centodieci next year.
Until official confirmation, we will take the alleged information with the proverbial grain of salt, though we have reached out to Bugatti (again), and got the same reply stating that they do not comment on individual buyers, but “Ronaldo is part of the Bugatti family”.
Unveiled last summer as a celebration of Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday, the Centodieci is inspired by the EB110 and is based on the Chiron. It is 44 lbs (20 kg) lighter than the latter and a bit more powerful, with its 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 putting out 1,577 HP (1,600 PS / 1,177 kW), or 99 HP (100 PS / 74 kW) more than in the Chiron. The extra oomph gives it the ability to sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.4 seconds and up to a top speed electronically limited to 236 mph (380 km/h).
Production is limited to just 10 units, and all of them were spoken for before the grand unveiling, in spite of the $9.4 million (€8 million) starting price.
Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Buys Bugatti Centodieci To Celebrate Season Title
A hypercar worthy of Christiano Ronaldo
To celebrate Juventus’s ninth straight Serie A title and win against Sampdoria, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo treated himself to a limited-edition Bugatti Centodieci to live alongside his Chiron and other amazing cars in his garage. With only 10 Bugatti Centodiecis slated for production, only a legend like Ronaldo can afford such a special vehicle.
Is this limited production Bugatti enough to impress one of the great soccer players in history?
With a price tag of $5.5 million, the Bugatti Centodieci is certainly not cheap, but Cristiano Ronaldo should have no problem making the payments as Juventus paid over $100 million to have Ronaldo sign on for a four-year contract. This limited-edition hypercar is based on the Chiron, which Ronaldo already owns, but has a few key changes to make it a unique offering.
For starters, the Bugatti Centodieci has a completely revised exterior design that is reminiscent of the Bugatti EB110 supercar of the 1990s. This unique exterior gives the Bugatti Centodieci a completely different look when compared to the Chiron it’s based on. The Bugatti Centodieci is powered by a revised version of the Bugatti Chiron’s W-16 engine. Power rises from 1,500 horsepower in the Bugatti Chiron to 1,600 horsepower in the Bugatti Centodieci. The Bugatti Centodieci also features stacked quad exhausts for a larger rear diffuser that increases downforce and on-road stability at speed.
To build these bespoke hypercars takes time and Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait his turn just like everyone else. Deliveries won’t start until 2021 but I’m sure Ronaldo has other things to occupy his time like Juventus’s upcoming Champions League run. Ronaldo will have to settle for drives in his Chiron for now, but we’ve all got problems.