• Sep 14, 2009
Bugatti Galibier concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

After months of speculation, Bugatti has finally pulled the wraps off its new four-door supercar concept just ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show at an event for past customers and Bugatti-intenders. Up to this point, we've been referring to the French uber-sedan as the Bordeaux, but it seems the actual car's moniker will be Galibier – the name of a difficult Alpine pass along the Tour de France.

One of the Galibier's most striking features is undoubtedly its two-tone outer shell, which is comprised of both polished aluminum for the doors and front fenders and a unique dark blue carbon fiber weave that shines through when illuminated. We also note a prominent center spine that recalls past Bugattis like the Type 35 and the classically beautiful Type 57.

Powering the Galibier concept will be a version of Bugatti's ridiculously powerful eight-liter W16 powerplant. Unlike the mill propelling the Veyron to ludicrous speed, this version is mounted up front and is capable of running on ethanol fuel, which may or may not allow the automaker to squeeze a few more ponies out of the engine... not that it needs it, of course.

Current reports peg the Galibier's top speed at 217 miles per hour (350 kilometers per hour), which, while slower than the Veyron's epic terminal velocity, is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Check out our gallery of high-res images below.



[Source: Net Car Show]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      As the poster above mentions - the side panel it is not chrome paint - it is polished aluminum. A big difference.

      Chrome paint = street racer club
      Polished aluminum = billionaire club
      • 5 Years Ago
      Except for the chrome, I actually like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This can't be it, the rear doesn't match the teaser photos...I don't believe...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't think it looks that bad! This guy seemed to really like it, except for the chrome stuff. Some good pics and video too:
      http://lostinasupermarket.com/2009/11/bugatti-galibier/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why the switch from turbos to superchargers?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably true: heat concerns. Removing the turbochargers from the exhaust allows the hot gases to escape from the bonnet much more easily.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Crossfire anyone? Now if that was a 2 door hatch we got something to talk about....
      • 5 Years Ago
      It is not too bad.
      If you are super rich and you own a Veyron this makes a good addition to your fleet.
      Now you don't have to compromise your choice of vehicles when you are driving with more than one passenger.
      I imagine most if not all Veyron owners will pick one of these up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Veyron seems to be having a lot of Special Editions just like the Mustang.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wait a minute.. please don't tell me the horrendous rear design of the Panamera is going to become a widely used styling technique.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is with Bugatti and this hideous chrome paint thing?
        • 5 Years Ago
        do you realy think they would use chrome paint on a 1.3 million € car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      interesting. looks like the sedan is going out of fashion. hatchbacks are the future!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Over the top GAWDY!
      Will sell well in Dubai no doubt
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