Bugatti Veyron and Galibier

For as long as anyone can remember, Bugatti has been a one-model marque. For the past seven years, that model has been the Veyron. Before that, it was the EB110. In the 1950s, it was the Type 101. In fact, you'd have to go back to the late 30s to find more than one line of vehicles coming out of Molsheim, when the Type 57, Type 46 and Type 55 all shared the same facility. But that could come about again if Wolfgang Dürheimer gets his way.

The former Porsche R&D chief who recently took the reigns at Bugatti and Bentley says that, even with the Veyron's lifecycle running at a characteristically rapid pace towards the setting sun, the company has yet to finalize plans for its successor. The four-door Galibier is the leading option, but Dürheimer reportedly isn't satisfied leaving it there.

According to reports, the Bugatti chief would like to see a proper successor to the Veyron joining the Galibier in the company's product portfolio. Of course, that's what his predecessor wanted, too, but maybe Dürheimer will have better luck extracting the necessary funding from the Volkswagen board to make a two-model Bugatti line-up a possibility.