After a bunch of reports telling us that Bugatti has been moving forward with the production of the Galibier sedan, we heard some sad news earlier this month that plans were put on hold. New reports now suggest that Volkswagen Group will be decided by the end of 2011 whether or not to move forward – however, if it does, sources say that design will be significantly changed from the concept we’ve been seeing.
Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Durheimer said that the Galibier sedan was now ‘in its second half of the design phase’ and added that he expected to show the production model to V-dub Group board before Christmas.
“I will suggest we continue development, but there will be some remarkable changes from the original concept,” Durheimer said. “The design will be different, especially from the B-pillar back, the ingress and regress to the rear seats will be improved, as will the legroom and ergonomics, the car will be a little longer, and the power of the engine will be at least four figures.”
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Why is Bugatti planning a design change? Apparently customer clinic reaction weren’t that exciting. “Half of Veyron owners have been in the car already,” Durheimer said. “You will still recognize the design from the concept, but now this is a design I can be 100% behind.”
– By: Omar Rana