As reported earlier this month, the Bugatti 16C Galibier has been approved for production. In a recent interview with CAR Magazine, president and CEO Wolfgang Durheimer shined some light on the upcoming Galibier.
Durheimer confirmed that the production Bugatti Galibier will carry over the Veyron’s heart-pumping engine and transmission and that Bugatti is putting together a hybrid option to make sure tree-huggers aren’t angered by the powerful monster.
Durheimer also said that Bugatti will produce a total of 3,000 Galibier units and that a design freeze is expected to be reached in the later part of 2011.
Durheimer also said that there would be a place for another sports car once production of the Veyron comes to an end.
“We can have one car biased more towards racing, and one for the road,” he told CAR. “We are looking not to the floor but to the ceiling… We want to see how far we can push this brand. The Galibier will fulfil all the demands of Ettore Bugatti: the best car in the world, very luxurious, the best materials, the best surfaces.”
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Refresher: The Bugatti 16 C Galibier was one of the several concepts which the company is considering for a future model. Power comes from a 8.0L 16-cylinder engine that features two-stage supercharging. The engine is flex-fuel compatible, meaning it can run on ethanol. The Bugatti Galibier rides on a four-wheel-drive system and features ceramic brakes and a new suspension design that enables “agile, always-sure handling of a saloon of this size.”
Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept:
– By: Omar Rana