Shortly after the Bugatti 16 C Galibier made its debut in 2009, it as reported that the concept is being considered for production by 2013. According to a report by German magazine Der Spiegel, Bugatti is looking to produce a new luxury sedan for 2014.
The report states that owner Volkswagen Group has decided that Bugatti will kill production of the Veyron and by 2014 will concentrate on a new sedan model based on the Audi A8.
Bugatti is not making profit for Volkswagen and will be required to pull its own weight and increase volume sales significantly. Bugatti is the lowest volume brand in the Volkswagen Group.
The sedan will share the platform with the new Audi A8 and will take inspiration from the 16 C Galibier.
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