• Apr 1, 2011
Bugatti 16C Galibier concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Always wanted Veyron levels of power but needed room for the kids? Bugatti is ready to make your dream a reality because the Galibier has reportedly been given the green light. According to some in-the-know folks, Volkswagen has given a jewel-encrusted thumbs up that will allow Bugatti to build the four-door super sedan.

The Galibier is expected to be priced around $1.4 million, and according to Bloomberg, the W16 will arrive under-hood in 1,000-horsepower form. Other reports speculate that Bugatti will trim the turbocharger count back from four to two, causing horsepower to dip to a more pedestrian 800 hp.



[Source: Bloomberg]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      the type of car bugatti should build :)
        • 3 Years Ago
        How on earth do Bugatti have money to build this? Volkswagen must be feeling very generous, seeing as Bugatti were selling the Veyrons at a massive loss. Anyways, love the car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        #Instant classic (blue/white two tone...wow)
        http://plixi.com/p/88833330
        • 3 Years Ago
        Exactly. The Veyron's smoothness, reputation for luxury, and lack of 'hardcore supercar dynamics' puts it as more of a GT, no matter how fast it is. Plus, if you're in the market for one of these, you won't mind sub-10mpg economy.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Exactly! It's great to see Bugatti keeping up the momentum they made with the Veyron and not just fade out or make something disappointing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs more exhaust tips. They should double it in order to match the cylinder count.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good looking car . . . but practical?

      Service intervals on that engine are far from practical, you will need to drop it off at dealer every time you reach end of your destination.
        • 3 Years Ago
        there is only ONE practical reason for this car - "because I want it!"
        • 3 Years Ago
        Did you really just criticize the practicality of a $1.4 Million vehicle?

        That ship sails when you write the check.
        • 3 Years Ago
        As much as I agree with EricC, I think sedans inherently have to maintain a higher practicality standard simply because they are inherently more practical. Sure it might not be a DD, but I agree that situations like the Veyron owners who finds it cheaper to haul his Veyron to a racetrack rather than drive it there wouldn't go down as well in sedan form only because owners would want to drive it more.

        But then again I'm not a millionaire so maybe I'm totally wrong on how they think.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably the most modern day beautiful car ever. You can feel its DNA. Brilliant design! Its designer needs to be exposed! WOW! Just found my goal and i don't care it takes 20 years to get it....
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought a supercharger (x2) was supposed to replace the turbos, helping out cold start emissions.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the photo showing it with the late 30's Bugatti Atlantic. Gives a great historical perspective and one more reason why Bugatti should build this gorgeous car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If VAG didn't exit, being an auto enthusiast now a days wouldn't be so exiting. #subjective
      • 3 Years Ago
      this could be an actual good looking bugatti in a while.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmmm. Yes please!
      • 3 Years Ago
      FANTASTIC.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really hope they keep the hood mechanism, although I'm sure there are some Bugatti mechanics who disagree. Working on this engine must be an even bigger pain than removing the bodywork from a Veyron...

      http://mannamaker.com/?p=1076
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wonderful news!
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