The Galibier is dead. Long live the Galibier.

Plans are reportedly moving ahead at Bugatti headquarters in Mulsheim, France, to succeed the Veyron with a version of the Galibier concept super-sedan unveiled back in 2009. But before the company's CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer makes the final pitch by the end of the year to the board of the Volkswagen Group for final approval, some significant changes are being made.

For one, the car is being made longer. The whole rear end is being thoroughly redone. And the engine, originally proposed as a detuned version of the Veyron's 1000+horsepower W-16 with twin superchargers in place of the quad turbos, will now be reboosted up past the four-digit mark.

The changes reportedly come out of feedback from current Veyron owners, half of whom have reportedly seen and sat in the Galibier concept car already. As a result, Dürheimer has been quoted as saying that the project has now entered the "second half of the design phase", but that the finished product will still bear more than a passing resemblance to the show car pictured above.


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      Kevin Hooker
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please do not change it too much. It is freakishly amazing already.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car is perfect the way it is. Don't change a thing.
        straferhoo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Maybe change the grill to something that doesn't look like a tombstone.
          evilzibob
          • 3 Years Ago
          @straferhoo
          @straferhoo Uhm....what? Remove the signature grill? Which appears on every single bugatti? Are you mad?!
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want to break out in an evil laugh reading that revised design spec.
      bendover
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just pre-ordered my Galiber. I'll let you guys know how it is..
      Shiraz Ali
      • 3 Years Ago
      Put me down for one!! Maybe i can pay them in pennies.
      AntBee
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's too bad, because I really love the look of this car already.
      Jaybird248
      • 3 Months Ago

      Now this is one you're not going to see coming and going. The Super-Rich will want a matched pair of Bugs in their garage, two and four door, depending on whether they have guests to impress.



      johnb
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good. I hope they started with a white sheet of paper. This design should be pushed off the Galibier.
      Clipper44
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unlike Kim Kardashian's azz, that bulbous rear end needs to be pared down. Maybe Porsche jumped the market with the design of the Panamera and the brain trust at Bugatti/VW/Porsche didn't want to produce a 2 million dollar clone? By now the Galibier design is a couple years old, so yeah, this redesign makes sense.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is meant for the super wealthy, who are still going to be super wealthy when it debuts. No need to tone it down or make it more affordable for people who pave their roads in our $100 bills.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully the redesign means a proper limo like shape and not bulging Panamera rear end. If the car had an actual trunk, and much less cheesy chrome on the body, not to mention a sleeker front end, it could be a Bugatti worthy of replacing the Veyron. And please go apeshit on power and top speed, if it doesn't make more power than a SuperSport and top off at at least 240 mph, then is it really the pinnacle of excess like the Veyron?
      • 3 Years Ago
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