It's all anyone seemed to talk about at time time, but years later, does anyone really care how long it took for Bugatti to develop the Veyron and get it out on the market? Not really. But it looks like the elite automaker is about to embark down the same path with its next model.

According to reports, the return to the drawing board to redesign parts of the Galibier concept car into the production Royale that's expected to follow will take a few years. As a result, we aren't to expect to see the four-door super-sedan – whatever it will be called in the end – in production form until 2015 at the earliest.

The question is, with production of the standard Veyron now completed and only variants like the Grand Sport and Super Sport still finishing out their production runs, what will Bugatti do in the meantime?

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a Porsche Panamera.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Porsche Panamera design owed a lot to the old 1992 Bugatti EB112 concept.
      • 3 Years Ago
      So which do we see first... this? Or the FT-86/FR-S?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh darn, the poor uber-wealthy will have to wait a little longer to drive their symbol of extreme disregard for humanity.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I so much want to love this, but in the end Bugatti is trying too hard, as always. Yes it's a truly incredible car - it would have to be at the price - is Volkswagen still subsidising it so much? Some angles look good - as they should with this level of photoshopping and special lighting - but some of the design touches are unbelievably crass and downmarket... 8 exhaust pipes?? Puhleez!! And the Ettore Bugatti signature... how long has he been dead now? It's one thing to pretend this is a continuation of the Bugatti line, rather than an expensive, unauthorised franchise, but another altogether to appropriate Ettore Bugatti's ghostly presence in this way. What is it about the Volkswagen group that is so lacking in confidence that the only way they think they can conquer the world is by this transparent subterfuge? It's somewhat sickening, and takes away from their efforts.
      • 3 Years Ago
      All this due to ego.. The car looks insanely good as is....It is clearly the top of the heap in present form.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        It looks insane, but not good. Like a Panamera dipped mostly in chrome then with a massive horseshoe up its nose...and 8 puny tailpipes, just cause, you know, mere mortal cars have 4 nowadays, and we can't let anyone possibly confuse a Galiber with a mere mortal luxury sedan.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree, it looks good enough to me. The lines are simple and elegant. The car is a stunner, especially with chrome painted doors. To Krishan, the 4 tailpipes per side is a historically correct figure. Look at some older Bugatti designs and you will find them.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i think it depends on what "time time" means lol
      • 3 Years Ago
      They're working on the veyron successor.
      Sean Flanagan
      • 3 Years Ago
      So when the Royale finally comes out, will they sell it in North America as the Bugatti Quarter Pounder?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tijuana tailpipes must go......
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