Bugatti is hard at work to make sure that their Veyron successor, the four-door Galibier, will be just as extraordinary as the Veyron it succeeds. In fact, the Volkswagen-group is putting so much effort into the new model, the Galibier could end up being a bit more expensive than the Veyron’s already commanding $1 million+ price tag.
“I am in discussions with the board,” said CEO Wulfgang Durheimer. “This will be the fastest limousine in the world, and have the biggest production engine with 16 cylinders.”
To make sure that Bugatti in general withholds the reputation as the manufacturer for the world’s fastest production cars, Durheimer said that they must retain a status.
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“We should be thinking of a minimum of 1,000 horsepower for all Bugattis,” Durheimer added, suggesting that Bugatti will completely overlook any idea of a hybrid or other eco technologies in favor of Butatti’s 16-cylinder engine.
Only 100 Veyrons will be produced from now until it gets the axe so with that said, the Galibier isn’t expected to set sail until the end of 2013 at the earliest.
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.”
– By: Chris Chin