Before Wolfgang Dürheimer moves to Audi, he's still got a few jobs to finish as head of Bentley and Bugatti, one of them being to oversee the development of the 16C Galibier. It was back in 2009 that the two-tone concept had audiences agog, and rumors and leaks since then have had everyone wondering if the four-seat fastback will ever become reality. To hit 'rewind' on the rumormill, the Galibier was initially greenlit in early 2011 and tipped to go into production this year, a timeframe that was later revised to next year. The model was earmarked to have less than 1,000 horsepower and optional hybrid power, and at the same time, the design was meant to be finalized, but it was instead reportedly scrapped for not being outrageous enough. The Galibier then went back to the design bureau and the horsepower was subsequently announced as surpassing the four-digit mark.

Production is now planned for somewhere around 2015, and according to Dürheimer's chat with Car and Driver, the Galibier on the way will be original and blindingly fast. The executive would only commit to the "over 1,000 hp" line, but C/D believes the ouput will be around 1,400 non-hybridized ponies. Whatever the final number is, it is said to get the Galibier beyond 235 mph and, Durheimer said, be "faster than anything on the market" – and that includes wares from the aftermarket sector. Dürheimer also says the Galibier will have technologies that are automotive firsts.

What remains to be decided is the candy coating that will envelop all that sweetness, since "the final design still is in flux." We'd heard before that the hatchback's entire rear end is being redesigned, but it appears that if nothing else, the eight tailpipes will remain.


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      Brian E Parker
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      Because a $350,000 Bentley Mulsanne is so slow and cheap?
      The Wasp
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      I don't think the car really looks that good but when you need seating for 4 and you must get over 230mph, there just aren't that many options.
        S.
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        @The Wasp
        Looks like they got the market cornered. :)
        KY
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        @The Wasp
        BUT... who is going to inherit your 100millions when you take your wife and two kids out for a 230mph drive?
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      The question: Why? The answer: Why not?
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      Not digging it overall, but that interior is stupendous
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      Interior looks like a Herm├Ęs bag.
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      I want this car..
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      It needs more exhaust tips!!!!!! Add another 4 on each side, make it look like Captain Davy Jones' Pipe Organ and sell it for an extra $200k
      BrentNelson
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      Bugatti had already lead in top speed racing cars. This new speed car can make money. Speed and sport car lovers will love to drive this car If it is fastest than other car . This car interior is amazing and very luxurious. The designers had taken a lot of hard work on designing of this car.
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