Bugatti Galibier Concept Unveiled: It’s one of the “several” concepts under consideration for the next Bugatti

Bugatti Galibier Concept

We’ve been hearing about a four-door Bugatti for quite sometime now – one that would go by the name of Royale or Bordeaux. It was reported throughout the summer that Bugatti is showing a group of select-few individuals a concept that showcases a future model; however, it was said that Bugatti had no plans to show it at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Apparently, they felt that a quite unveiling in Molsheim would generate enough buzz.

Known as the Bugatti Galibier Concept and inspired by the Type 57, the model made its debut in Molsheim this past weekend as the (and we quote) “most exclusive, elegant, and powerful four door automobile in the world.” If you’re thinking that this is what the next Bugatti model will look like – don’t jump to conclusions just yet. Bugatti’s president, Dr. Ing. Franz-Josef Paefgen said that the Galibier 16C is just one of several concept studies which the company is considering for the future of the Bugatti marquee.

Bugatti says that the Galibier four-door concept car was constructed of handmade carbon fiber parts “colored in dark blue so that, when illuminated, woven structure shimmers through strikingly.” The company says that the wings and the doors are polished out of aluminum and that the interior features a removable Reverso Tourbillon clock and that the “two centrally located main instruments keep even the rear passengers constantly informed of the actual speed and previous performance.”

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So now let’s get to something you’re all wondering about. What’s under the hood of the Bugatti Galibier? The company says that power comes from an 8.0L 16-cylinder engine that features two-stage supercharging. Furthermore it’s a flex-fuel engine, meaning it can run on ethanol. Unfortunately, no horsepower or torque figures were released, but we expect nothing short of excessive from Bugatti.

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.”

We’re not sure if the Bugatti Galibier will be present at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show so we won’t keep our hopes up.

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– By: Omar Rana