Bugatti patents the 16 C Galibier concept design

The four-door Bugatti 16 C Galibier concept design has been patented at the World Intellectual Property Organization, reports AutoCar. Before you get your hopes up, the patent is only for the concept car, showing that Bugatti is merely trying to protect the design of the 16 C Galibier from being copied.

Last we heard anything on the four-door Bugatti concept, it was reported that the car has been given the green light for production with a $1.4 million price tag. However, director Alisdair Stewart says that the decision to put the Galibier into production won’t be taken until next spring after the concept has been through a world tour at auto shows to gauge prospective customers.

He said that if Bugatti decides to put the 16 C Galibier into production, expect to see a limited run of 300 units by 2013.

Power for the concept comes from a 8.0L W16 flex-fuel engine with twin-turbochargers and is estimated to produce around 800-hp. Top speed figures have yet to be confirmed but Bugatti says that the model will be the fastest sedan in the world if produced.

Bugatti 16 C Galibier Concept:

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Source: AutoCar