Bugatti 16C Galibier Concept: photo update

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

These are the latest pictures of the Bugatti 16C Galibier to come out. This is actually a concept that gives us a preview of the high-performance saloon that's due to go on sale in 2013 with a price tag of around $1.3 million. The Galibier was designed to measure customer reaction to a four-door, four-seat Bugatti.

However, insiders say that they full intend to make it once Veyron production ends in 2012. In an interview with Autocar at the car's launch last year, company boss Franz-Josef Paefgen said that the Bugatti team seeks to customers and the [VW] group to make it.

So far, Bugatti has yet to comment on these speculations. Meanwhile, technical boss Wolfgang Schreiber said that he aims for the production Galibier to be "the world's fastest, highest accelerating and powerful four-door."

He also mentioned that maximum power would end up at around 800bhp. The Galibier, a four-wheel drive, has its power stem from the same W16 engine as the Veyron.

However, it has twin mechanical superchargers, rather than the four turbochargers of the mid-engined hypercar. Unlike the Veyron, the Galibier is seen to have a conventional eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, instead of a DSG system.

In the past, Bugatti's sales director Alasdair Stewart has informed us that the decision to put the Galibier into production would be taken in the spring after the concept car has toured the world to be put in front of prospective customers. Its latest display was at the Geneva Motor Show.

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